Wednesday, December 29, 2010

2011 my non-goals

my sweet nephew (3 at the time) appreciating the simple things

I decided this year to keep it simple for 2011. No long list of resolutions that I have no intention of keeping anyway. This morning I woke up and read something about 2011 being the year that you move toward your goals. Hey! I'm feeling good. I'm already living in my goals. So 2011 is going to be about one word instead that I keep in mind as I go about my daily life. Haven't picked it yet, but I'd better hurry.

I came across a post by Erin of Design for Mankind, and this bundle of sunshine said something that made a lot of sense. Paraphrasing her words: 'As important as it is to strive for betterment, I have a lot of habits and things about myself that I'd hate to change'. Here is my list of things I intend to keep the same in 2011:

1) I'm an awesome friend, cheerleader, and supporter
2) I've gotten so much better at understanding my needs and stopped questioning them
3) I've never once given up on myself
4) I've learned patience, sacrifice, and trust like nobody's business
5) I'm slowly letting go of the need to control everything, and it makes me giggle just to write that
6) I continue to take chances, even when it makes my breath catch in my throat
7) I do what I love every. single. day
8) My heart is big, I'm going to use it to change someone's life one day


Tonia of Chic Modern Vintage said...

What a great way to start the new year off. It's always nice to see childrend enjoying like this. Well wishes for the new year.

cravenmaven said...

I love the last one, I LOVE it!

Belly said...

You have SUCH a big heart, Karen, and this shows in everything you do, be it H&HT or a tweet.
I'm loving the idea of embracing the good in ourselves instead of being disappointed of ourselves in advance.
Happy new year, friend!

Layerstoo said...

This is such a good idea...I always subscribe to "the cup half full" and this is all about focusing on the positive. I hope this catches on...

D. Bryant Archie said...

Thank you for sharing my friend. One of the best things I've done in 2010 is meet you. I'm so thankful.