My New Year's eve was a bit underwhelming this year which was probably to be expected. Instead of making any resolutions which have always been my downfall, I decided to give myself a break and just try to offer myself some suggestions. Think of them as goals that are more easily attainable than say "do more for charity." It's a lot easier to meet your expectations of yourself if you take a little time and lower them. One year my goal for myself was to eat more candy. That year I totally kicked ass! It was downright empowering. Another year I decided to eat less cheese. That didn't go quite as well but it showed me that it's a learning process!
So here are my "suggestions" to myself for 2010. I think they are reasonable.
Make sure I watch every episode of the Bachelor: Wings of Love -no fast forwarding through the pre-rose ceremony "contemplating the wall of photographs" boring part.
Stop talking crap about John Mayer unless I plan to put my money where my mouth is and stop listening to his music.
Refrain from buying a pair of cowboy boots no matter how fond my memories are of the pair I had in the 80's.
Knock "give husband blowjob" off my to do list.
Fantasize about buying a Wii.
Eat more canned soup.
When Facebook alerts me that it's someone I barely know's birthday, take a moment to internally wish them a happy birthday.
Really try to take my complaining to the next level.
Try not to laugh outloud at people with bad fake n' bake tans.
Make more meals at home from scratch. And by scratch I mean frozen in a bag from Trader Joe's.
When in the mall, take the time to stop and smell the fresh baked cookies at Mrs. Field's.
Keep in mind that bathing suit season is only six months away. Start working out five months and two weeks from now.