Saturday, January 1, 2011

I've never been one for resolutions, at least not of the new year's variety. It always seemed stupid to me for people to wait until a new year to make changes, or to feel like the whole year is shot if something doesn't happen by February.

I'm more of a new day's resolution person. Why should I limit myself? If I wake up one morning and decide I want to do something, I do it. For instance, I decided in mid-October that I wanted to lose a bit of weight, meaning I would be quote-unquote dieting through my birthday, Halloween, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. Can I brag? I've done fairly well thus far, I think I'm down about twenty pounds. And I still ate a lot of crap.

Anyway. As such, I haven't set any goals for the year yet. My goal for the day is simply to get moved in to my new apartment. I've never moved by myself before. This should be interesting. I'm not really sure how fast a lot of things are going to be taken care of - like the internet. I might be without for a few days. So if I don't blog or answer e-mail, it's not because I don't love you :)

I'm not really sure why I thought it would be a good idea to move on January 1st. I guess I figured, hey, that's the first day of my lease, let's get this thing done. I hadn't counted on this cold spell going on in the greater Phoenix area. It actually snowed in Mesa a few days ago. Snow! And if I'm not mistaken, it is currently below freezing outside. And guess who packed up all of her heavy winter clothes? All in boxes in storage, including this lovely warm Aran-knit sweater I bought in Galway. In my defense, it's usually in the 70s here this time of year. I remember feeling stupid for even buying such a sweater, because when was I ever going to need it in Phoenix? Thursday, and yesterday, and today, for three. And it's in a mystery box.

Happy 2011, blog peeps! Stay warm.


Paul & Amy said...

Happy 2011 to you too. And yay on the weight loss! I actually LOVE New Year's resolutions but I totally understand your point about New Day resolutions and why it is silly to wait to start until the first day of the year. That's why I tend to start my NYRs in November (like this year because that is when I was thinking about them) and reqroup every couple of months to check out what my aspirations were and where I'm at with them.

Good luck moving into your new place!

AubreyMo said...

I was wondering just how cold it was in your area, as I've heard quite a few bloggers mention it without leaving a temp. Sounds like you're in Utah. We hit below zero last night. It was fun!

I hope your move goes well and that you're able to get settled quickly. I'm so proud of your diet and you could coin the "New Day's Resolution" phrase, I think it's awesome!

Amy said...

Good luck and I hope your move into the new year goes smoothly.

S said...

I try not to make too many New Year resolutions anymore. Mainly for the fact that none of them were accomplished by the end of the year. I like your tactic, so I may be using it for this year!

Mother of the Wild Boys said...

Happy New Year Jill. Good luck with the unpacking. :)

Katydid said...

I have been reading your blog for some time now and never commented, but I just have to tell you that you continually amaze me with the amount of grace you show regardless of what life has thrown at you. I hope the new year brings you every opportunity and experience you deserve.

Xander and Alana (but mostly Alana) said...

Yes! Here's hoping your 2011 is beautiful and filled with love.