I'm crap at resolutions, how about you? After 2 weeks (plus!) of eating what ever looks good, drinking what ever is given, staying up and sleeping in late, anyone would feel like a little more clean living would do them some good. This is how I suspect New Years Resolutions were born.
And then it's days (hours?, minutes?, weeks?) later that resolutions look hard. You're back at work, kids are at school, and life carries on in its' usual busy manner. Sticking to resolutions then? Pretty hard.
(As an aside: I once spent a Christmas season so full of merry Christmas drinks, that I resolved to stay sober for 6 weeks of the New Year. I made it 5 weeks and 6 days, which I was pretty proud of.)
I think this is why I love the Life List so much more. It's about long-term things, things you want to do but you'll do when you find the time, motivation and opportunity to do so. It's not about putting them off, but it is about not cramming them into the first few weeks of the new year.
New things on my list so far?
- Own a house in my own name
- Own a pair of diamond earrings (small!)
- Do a (tandem) skydive
Ok, so it's not many. But it's something I need to think about. That, and the fact that my life list looks barely touched. While I can cross the first one off my list, I have some work to do. The challenge for me is twofold:
1. Start crossing things off the list
2. Keeping building the list - because 23 seems like a short life list
What I love about the interwebs is the instant support you can get for Life List items. Friends who support you in new ventures, recent accomplishments, and life's little surprises. Let's do that here too, k?
What's come up on your Life List recently? I'd like to know, if only because I think I might like to try that too!
Happy 2010 everyone! Here's to a GREAT new year!