New Year’s resolutions aren’t something I normally subscribe to. In fact I usually laugh disdainfully at those who reveal theirs to all. This year however, I have ended up with some, even though it was far from a conscious move. They all just occurred to me as things I wanted to do.
We are well into January so I may seem a little late to the fray. Not to let such things discourage here are the things that made it to the list I didn’t know I had.
1. If its important – MAKE the time.
Are you, like most people I know, so busy with ‘stuff’ that you never seem to have time for the things, and the people, that matter the most to you? I got swamped by this a bit last year so this year, I am scheduling time with the people I love and to do the things that make me smile. Bit of a sad indictment that I need to schedule it, but I am doing it. That is what it important. One of my early successes with this one has been doing the giant crossword in the Summer Age every day. I love crosswords and had all but stopped doing them. Now I do it each day over my morning coffee. I may not finish until the evening, but I get there in the end. No giant crossword today (Saturday) but if anyone knows the answer to 1 Down in the Cryptic, do let me know!
2. Blog more and blog better.
Says it all really. When I unburden myself from the backlog of drafts and Cooking Challenge posts I will be clear of mind and well on the way. Then I can update the look of the site. And improve my photographic skills. And optimise the site better. And just write more. If for no other reason than I like it.
3. Pursue the provenance.
I care about what I eat, and where it came from and want to be a more conscientious consumer.
It’s likely that I know more than the ‘average’ punter, but that still means there is much to learn.
That’s my list.
No exercise. No giving up vices.
Just a few things that will, if I do them, make me feel better, and be a better person.
I will let you know how I fare.