Sunday, December 30, 2007

364 Days of Resolutions

Its funny that I am all for making promises or setting goals to better myself, but I am so against New Years resolutions. In the past, I have found that I just can't keep them. Because of this, I end up disappointing myself and then become hesitant to set any more goals. So, this year I am giving myself more than just one day to make resolutions. I proclaim this year to be the 364 Days of Resolutions. I will set goals for myself on any day of the year except New Year's Day. In many ways, this might actually work better for me. I am never the same person January 1st as I am at the end of the year. With every year, and sometimes every month, my life changes. For example, this time last year I was miserable in a marriage that I knew was not working. I put on a superficial smile for the holidays, and then spent New Years by myself. I have spent so many New Years promising that I would take back control of my life. Well, this past year, I did. But, I made this promise to myself not in January, but in May. This was a spring resolution that I did keep. Now, I am so much happier, and am spending this New Years so hopeful and very optimistic of all the wonderful things the new year will bring.

So, for those of you who have a hard time with New Year's resolutions, please feel free to join my mini-movement. I am a butterfly fanatic, not only because they are beautiful, but because they have the ability to evolve and change. I got my butterfly tattoo for this very reason. I wanted a constant reminder that no matter where I am in life, I can transform and make myself better. Good luck!

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