1. Read More
Already on Chapter 5 of Diane Keaton's autobiography, Then Again. Next up? The Year of Magical Thinking.
2. Get out of my head
This is a big one. I am always analyzing, overthinking, and worrying about the little things. It's enough to drive a sane girl mad. This year, I am making an effort to let go and move forward and not worry so much.
3. Stay organized
Yes, this does not come naturally to me, however. I wish it was that simple. My better half is the queen of organization. Our tupperware is organized by size, our vinyl is alphabetized, and our dishwasher has a system of organization that I am still learning. Yet I just want to take my clothes off and leave a trail behind me every day when I walk through the door. This year: cleaning that damn closet and keeping it clean. (Fist in air!)
4. Thrift more; spend less
What? Could I possible thrift ANY more than I already do? Yes. Yes I could. But the more I do this, the pickier I get. No more buying because it's a bargain. There is just no room. Time to focus on what I really want.
5. Get crafty!
I already have a binder of inspiration photos for crafts. It is hibernation season so it's time to get on it. I just signed up for a knitting class that starts at the end of the month! Yes! Knitting! We'll see how it goes! (Can't wait for our knitting party, Sara.)
6. Swim and camp more
This will have to wait until it's warm again but it makes me really happy doing this with my little family.
6. Write more letters
I have not been as good as I should with keeping up with my letter writing. There will be Sunday afternoons at my local coffee shop devoted to JUST letter writing. Making it happen.
7. Go gluten free
I am addicted to bread in all of its glorious forms, however, it does not agree with me. I already cut out beer in 2011 (strictly a cider gal now). We are slowly eating through the pasta and bread in our house and aiming to go gluten free (slowly but surely). As I go through this process, I will be sure to share any tasty recipes we discover! :) Good thing I am not giving up all carbs because I could not live without mashed potatoes or potato chips.
8. Don't let the weekends slip by; spend the free time mindfully and intentionally (This was taken directly from Give Me Bows. I just loved her list. So inspiring.)
I've read so many resolutions this week. It really kicked my ass into gear about what I want to make happen in 2012. ♥ Thanks for reading mine. ;)