- I am going to write more this year. It is truly my passion, and one of the things that just brings me joy. I'm not going to say I don't have time. I just choose to do other things with my time.
- I am, sadly, because this is going to be really tough for me, going to give up ridiculous reality shows. Perhaps the reason I haven't been writing is that I have been wasting my time watching Rock of Love Bus on VH1. I may have to wean myself off slowly, but it is going to happen. Now, mind you, I'm still going to watch the biggies, like American Idol and Survivor, and I'm really interested in Sober House on VH1, because I am fascinated by the struggles with addiction, but I can't keep falling prey to garbage that sucks my time and my mental energy.
- I am going to aim to exercise twice a week, maybe even three times. I belong to Curves, and was doing very well about going. When winter hit, however, and my life got a little busier, it went by the wayside. And I was quick to use my favorite excuse, that I didn't have time. But I have decided this: if Barack Obama has time to work out for an hour every day then darn it, so do I. Am I really so busy that I can't take 30 minutes to exercise? He was running for president and trying how to pull the country out of recession, and I'm too busy?
- I am going to embrace the fact that I'm never going to be one of those crafty, bakey, take my kids to the park every day mom. Not that there's anything wrong with that. There's not. In fact, this has been a struggle for me because I want to be that mom, but for reasons both within my control (I hate crafts and everything involved with them) and beyond my control (I'm trying to run a business, here) it's just not going to happen. And that's okay. I'm still a total rock star mom in my own way.
Whew, I'm exhausted. But, I'm also exhilarated. Wish me luck.