I have been thinking about New Year's Resolutions more than usual this year. To be honest, I usually don't make one resolution. I don't have much faith in my ability to get more than a week or two into my program without abandoning it. I know this doesn't say good things about my moral character, but there you have it.
But since I am preaching this weekend, on the cusp of the new year, I've been thinking about the whole "resolution" thing, and what kind of resolutions I might make, if I were the resolution-making sort of girl.
1. Walk the dog more. Also just play more. Invent more games to play with Scout. See which ones she likes best.
2. Make soup more often.
3. Pay attention to relationships. Listen to what people say, and what they don't say. Delight in their word choices.
4. Worry less. Trust people. If they let me down, forgive them. If I let me down, forgive myself. Remember that happens more often than I care to admit.
5. Fail. Keep failing until I succeed.
6. Write. Write. Write. Write. Write.
7. Find at least one person to write with, and to hold me accountable develop writing and publishing goals.
8. Meet more bloggers.
9. Laugh more often. Cultivate relationships with people who are good at laughing. Remember G.K. Chesterton's quote: "Angels can fly because they take themselves lightly."
10. Hold hands with my husband more often.
11. Sing. Write poetry. Stand on my head. See things from a new perspective.
What about you? What do you want to do in 2008?
Also, here is Kate's list