When I decided to go back and look at my list of resolutions for this year, (you can see the original post here) I realized just how quickly the days have already flown by. Maybe not flown, but rather HAULED A** on top a speeding bullet!! With the half way mark into the year just being a few weeks away, I wanted to see where I stood with my list. Honestly, I am cringing in my seat as I know, I'm not DONE. Yes, I know, I still technically have a little more than 6 months left to work on these things. . . and I think that's the point. To work on them. So let's take a look at this list, shall we. . .
~ Pursue my artistic desires with much more fervor & focus. Make it happen! I'm still working on this one. There is a website being built. I just need to work on the "fervor" and "focus" part so that I can get it done!
~ Don't sweat the small stuff. Honestly, I think I have actually done really well with this. Stress has been such a horrid monster in my life (as I'm sure many of you can relate) and I've determined that I didn't want it to transform ME into that same monster. Perhaps we can go as far as to say "Don't sweat the big stuff" too. And I say that because I believe that it's worrying that clouds our rational thinking and suffocates our bodies. Breathe. . .
~ Love more. . . gripe less. (Yes, sweetie, that's directed to you! ;o] ) Without going into too much personal information, this is one I know needs more attention. I've been griping less, I think, but I know that the romantic side of me needs some revival! More kisses, more hugs, more "I love yous."
~ Read more. Yes! Yes! Yes! This I have been doing! Helps that I work at a bookstore!
~ Drink more water. I think I've been drinking more coffee than anything else lately! Still working on this one.
~ Save more. . . spend less. Doing better, but also could be much better. Especially in the SAVE MORE aspect. Thank goodness for the change jar!
~ Stay in touch better. . . even with those who are close by. When I wrote this, I had "snail mail" in mind. And although I have reached out and communicated better with close friends, this can always be improved! I'd like to get some handmade notes out there.
~ Finish the unfinished. There are several things that can be categorized under this line. None of which are "finished."
~ Mend spiritual relationship. This has been an extremely hard one for me. One that I am slowly, but surely working through. I am trying to tear down the thick walls of anger, fear, frustration and sowing seeds of joy, peace, and contentment. There's a communications barrier and I think it's called my ego.
~ Lose weight. (You know I had to throw that in there) I've been ignoring this one for months, until recently. I feel so uncomfortable in this body. The weight that I've gained the last several years due to high stress, then pregnancy, has really altered who I perceive myself. I don't like the face that looks back at me in the mirror. I wonder, "Who are you and what have you done with Kathy?!" It's as if the "real me" is trying to so desperately be seen again that I finally made the decision to not "lose weight" but to eat better. I wanted this to be a lifestyle change, not just for me, but for my family. I've gone down a dress size so that's good! Still quite chubby but my focus is on becoming healthier! So, yeah, it's still a work in progress.
So how about you, what resolutions did you have for this year? Where do you stand on accomplishing those goals?