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Cindy Maddera

Everyone is blogging about their plans for the New Year and it got me thinking about my own plans. I try not to make any resolutions because that automatically sets me up for failure. Instead, I usually list out a few things that I will try to accomplish. I looked back to see what I’d try to accomplish in 2007 and apparently I didn’t think I should attempt to accomplish anything because I didn’t blog about anything goals related. This year I plan to get rid of a lot of things. This will probably be the easiest goal since we are in the process of moving. Plus we have got to pair down if we are going to fit in our new space. That means pairing down on everything, even the stuff we are storing away until we really move. I’ve already added some more elephants to the Goodwill pile and I’ve got them down to four Rubbermaid containers. Mom’s going to hang on to these until we move into a place where I can set them all out again.

Probably the most difficult thing I plan to do this year is to be kinder to myself. I tend to beat myself up for lots of silly reasons like skipping out on the Y or not cleaning the house or getting the laundry done by a certain time. I need to let things go. Having a gimpy foot has really wrecked havoc on my ability to get things done around the house. At first I felt really guilty about it, but then I thought “hey…I can’t walkâ€?. That stuff can wait until I can move around better. I need to learn to take care of myself first or that other stuff will never get done because the doctors will have to amputate my foot because I didn’t take care of it.

I guess that’s about it. Oh, of course I want to lose 10 lbs and get super organized and yada, yada, yada. Those aren’t really resolutions as much as things I’m always trying to do. I hope that everyone has a great wonderful New Year.