I have a confession: I really like New Year’s resolutions. I know that if you want to change something in your life, there’s no time like the present and January 1st really is just an arbitrary date, but there’s something about a new year, with it’s totally blank slate, that appeals to me.
If you read a lot of blogs, you’ll probably be annoyed with posts about resolutions come this time next week. That’s why I thought I’d get a little bit ahead of the game and post mine now. Normally, my resolutions have to do with workouts, weight loss or cooking and while I do want to set goals in those areas for the upcoming year, I wanted to make some resolutions that have absolutely nothing to do with health too. Though being healthy (eating well, running, etc) plays a big part in my life, it’s not the only part of it.
1. Keep the house cleaner. This is something that Jason and I have always really struggled with. I probably make this a resolution each year and don’t really keep up with it, but our house has started to really come together this past year and I hate that our home decor and everything that we’ve worked on is overshadowed by mess.
Ignore that ugly tv stand. We need to get a new one.
2. Dress better. This is also a recurring resolution for me. While I don’t think I’m going to be nominated for What Not To Wear any time soon, my style could use some work. I tend to buy most of my clothes from Target or Old Navy and while there is nothing wrong with shopping at those stores, I think that having a wardrobe that’s 90% composed of cheap pieces isn’t doing me any favors. I’m not going to go out and buy a bunch of designer stuff that I can’t afford, but I do want to incorporate some nicer items into my wardrobe. I also have a tendency to wear stuff that’s too big because it’s more comfortable (maybe I should be on WNTW after all). It’s hard not to do that when you’re not happy with your body, but again, I don’t think boxy sweaters and jeans that are saggy in the butt after a few hours are doing me any favors either.
The aforementioned saggy butt jeans:
So there you have it: my two non-health related resolutions. I suppose getting a job should be on there too, but I think of that as a given, not something that I need to strive for.