Resolution Revolution

I’ve made my share of New Year’s resolutions; who hasn’t? But I didn’t make a single one this year.

In fact, I didn’t even consider making or not making them until two days ago, when Ian asked me what mine were, and I replied that I had none.

Today I did put some thought into it, and I decided that, like so many other things, I’m done with resolutions. This year I’m setting goals.

1. I will finish editing my novel by January 15.
2. I will have a finished cover design by January 31.
3. I will complete a first draft of my next novel by April 1.
4. Every Sunday by bedtime my inbox will be empty and the posts I intend to comment on will be commented on.
5. I will make a quilt from that stack of bandannas by the time it’s cold enough to need it this fall.
6. I will make and share one new goal every week this year.
7. I will do one touristy thing this year that Ian has been asking about for forever.

20130102-174904.jpg Like our trip to Avery Island last week. Tabasco ketchup is a-freaking-mazing!!

Do you have any resolutions or goals you’d like to share?

6 Comments on “Resolution Revolution”

  1. SRB says:

    Wait… Tabasco ketchup EXISTS? This may have just shifted my entire world view.

    I really like your goals… and I think it’s awesome that you attached dates to them. THAT is bold move, woman. And I think will help you stick to them. You can DO IT! πŸ™‚

    • April says:

      Girl, it was only $2.25 for TWO bottles! I think I had a third of a bottle at one sitting…maybe I should have made something that needs ketchup for dinner tonight. That stuff is sooo good!

      Oh yes, dates and sharing them with the world? I’d shame my entire family if I don’t follow through. πŸ™‚ Thanks for the encouragement!

  2. tigger62077 says:

    I don’t do resolutions and I seriously suck at goal setting. I always manage to justify my way out of them, so what’s the point? My general goals are “half-assedly keep trying to lose weight, do what I need to for school, try to be a decent parent”. I say half-assedly, because I periodically lose weight and have no idea how. Probably walking around campus (I’ve been trying to walk more), handling a 25# + toddler (good lord they’re hard to wrangle!), and trying to remember to eat more (since I don’t eat enough, body is always in starvation mode).

    I love your goals, though. And dates – holy moses! You’re brave! I can’t wait to see you reach them all – and I assume you’ll tell us “on this days, I got my editing done EARLY – BOOYAH!”.

    • April says:

      Oh, I envy you. Ours is pushing 40 pounds!! And of course she begs ‘hold me like a baby.’

      It seems like general goals work for you, though. I don’t know about the weight loss, but it sounds like you usually have a good handle on the other two.

      And you know me too well! I will absolutely finish early, even if it’s just by one day. πŸ™‚

  3. How awesome that you went to Tabascoland πŸ™‚ I hope that your goals are going well, so far πŸ™‚ On my end, I intended to start running; I’ve gone 3 times so far this year…

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