2014

2013 was a year for making my dreams come true.  This year, I want to make them my reality–the parts of my life that keep going once the charm has worn off. I want to stick with these wonderful things I’ve started–to not let the romance die when it gets a little hard. To finish all the projects in my garage and rid myself of the other things cluttering it up. It’s about NOT being lazy—getting up and doing the things I want to do, need to do, to have a more stream-lined routine and a relaxing home environment to come home to. That means doing a lot of things I push to the back burner because I’d rather watch another episode of Adventure Time. But the problem is, that back burner is getting full.

I’m the kind of person that DOES “do” resolutions. So what? I don’t see anything wrong with them. I like vocalizing my intentions, it helps keep me more accountable. And I like making lists. And why not? I make all sorts of brash, bold resolutions but if 2013 taught me anything, it’s that things can be accomplished if you take them one step at a time, even if they are daring and wild and bold. But that maybe this year i don’t want to accomplish quite so much–I’ll be content if I get a new air conditioner and the ducks start laying eggs (and my built-ins get built-in).

So while I love my swaggering statements, this time I’m gonna bite off just what I can chew. And then I’m gonna chew it SO HARD. And then (to complete this disgusting metaphor) I’m gonna swallow it and TAKE ANOTHER BITE.

(Also I keep starting posts about starting a new chapter in my derby career and how I feel now we’re finished and what the first public bout was like….but I can’t seem to finish them. So I decided to just push through with this 2014 Resolution Post).

I want to be kinder, less selfish—more generous with my time, with my money, with my food, with my love.
I want to spend more time with my family and drive the 45 miles down to see them more and stay up late playing games and drinking cheap wine, because that’s the stuff I remember most.
I want to open my heart to those I wouldn’t normally.
I want to stop thinking of myself first or how something will impact ME only.
I want to grow in my relationships–to listen FIRST and speak second.
I want to develop a reputation for contentment, for peacefulness.
I want to stick with my Primal diet, because that worked for me. I know I can be a better roller girl, play a better game, if I’m working with more muscle than belly.
I want to skate my heart out and do as much as I can each practice. And go to those Pilates classes to keep up my core strength.

Yup.