Mami’s New Year’s Resolutions: The Year In Goals For A Resolution Rookie

Hello, dear readers! It appears that we have entered a brand-new year, and what a year it will be for us all! Welcome!

Most people, it seems, like to start their new year out with resolutions, things to reach for and achieve over the coming few hundred and a halfish days. I have personally never observed this tradition before, but, this year, I am very excited to say that I have decided, due to my enjoyment of goals and their achievement, to try it on myself! If you took a little longer (like me) to join the game, here are my own resolutions, and maybe they will give you some ideas. Go kick some ass!

  1. Renew my library card, and check out one to three new books a week, depending on their length. As a kid growing up, books were my sanctuary and solace, and I miss getting lost in the wonder that is the library, coming home with stacks upon stacks of delicious books. I would also like to cut down my internet usage, and this is a great way to  pass that time instead!
  2. Take a three-month Facebook break. I have wanted to do this for a while, but I made a commitment to do the #100happydays challenge, so my plan, now that I have only ten more days to go, is to start my break then. I don’t spend a lot of time on the site, but I do get on for a few minutes every day, and I would like to spend that time instead working on my jewelry-making. This leads me to my next resolution….
  3. Participate as a vendor in at least one event by the end of the year. I am really enjoying making earrings, and I would love to make some money at it, and to share my creations with a wider audience, an audience that I can look in the eye and smile at in person.
  4. Take up playing music again. I have decided to start with the piano, since that is the instrument I have the most experience with, and it is also easier to involve Mr. Sweetie with.
  5. Dance and sing every day. Both of these things just make my life happier, and I want to gain more confidence in my voice.
  6. Design and sew a new project or two every two months. This gives me a goal, but one that I have plenty of time to complete in a way that makes me proud, and cuts back on pressure.
  7. Start journaling again, even just a small note or a few words, every day. This can include writing in Mr. Sweetie’s journal, if I don’t have anything to say for myself necessarily. I hope to become more observant and reflective, to learn something new about life every day.
  8. Complete Mr. Sweetie’s poetry book, and complete at least one more by the end of the year. I love this project, and think, once he is big enough to read, that he will love seeing himself in the books I have created for him!
  9. Write a novella and submit it to a writing competition next year. I have always dreamed of being a published author, so this is me fulfilling a childhood fantasy.
  10. Make and maintain two great friendships. I am determined to find a couple mamis that want, and are willing to put in the effort for, a solid gold friend.
  11. Make a vertical garden.
  12. Grow my own avocados. Because, who doesn’t want their very own avocado tree?!

And there you have it! I’m so excited to dig into this year! I hope this gave those of you wondering what to resolve to do some ideas, or even just some motivation for those of you with resolutions of your own. Let’s go out and achieve some incredible things, folks!

What are your own resolutions? Have you ever completed your resolutions before? We’d love to hear back from you, so please leave a comment in the space below! Thanks for reading!


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Mami is an artist, aspiring entrepreneur, and first-time, full-time mother. She enjoys long walks with Mr. Sweetie, good food and cooking, her family and dear friends, writing, arting and crafting. She doesn't know everything, but wants to learn, and loves to do research and share what she finds. She thinks life is like a box of puzzle pieces: you keep trying until it fits, because every piece has its place. She owns and operates whatever she sets her mind to, and knows that the sky is only the limit if you haven't left the ground yet.

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