Sunday, January 1, 2017

Happy New Year

Happy New Year. 
The Dallas Skyline- With a NYE Firework Display for 2017!
For the past several years- with the exception of a year or two here and there, I've gone to my friend's NYE party. (The above picture is the view from their balcony. And it wows me every time I'm there.) No one gets dressed up, and no one drinks much (if at all).  We stay in, eat some snacks, play some board games, and get caught up.  It's very low key. And for me, it's the best party in town. So once I got invited the first time, I decided this was the place I really loved to be as we mark the end of one year, and welcome in the next.

They always have stacks of colored sticky notes and Sharpie pens to write down New Year's resolutions, or goals, or whatever you want to call them.  You can write one or more, or none.  At some point, if you feel like writing one down and sticking it on the "Resolution Ladder", you do it. If you want to initial it, great.  If you don't, great. Like the party itself, the resolution making is very low key. 

Previous year's sticky notes with resolutions are usually posted somewhere, so it's always fun to look at what we intended to do over previous years and whether we accomplished those goals or not.  Sometimes, you see the same damn resolution, over and over, year after year.  But that's life, right?  You have good intentions, and sometimes, you live up to them.  Sometimes, they fall by the wayside.  But if you want, you get another crack at it the next year.  And the next. And the next. 

Last night, I saw some previous resolutions I had made. I didn't really remember them, let alone, achieve them.  Which was a great reminder:  If I really want to work at something and make it happen, I need it in my awareness on a regular basis.  Because life fills up with so much.  You have to choose what you're going to focus on.

So I'm writing my goals on my own proverbial sticky notes, and putting them on my own proverbial ladder where I can see them daily so that this year- 2017- can be one of my best years yet!

The 2017 Resolution Ladder.  With previous years sticky notes photo copied to the left and right.
This is Day 1 of the Ultimate Blog Challenge.  I'll be writing every day during the month of January.  What a perfect time to start a more regular blog writing practice.  Happy New Year, Everybody!


Valerie said...

Happy New Year and I'm looking forward to the challenge!

Kerri said...

yay! so gld you're onboard, valerie!