January 3, 2013

Hey 2013, I Resolve To...


You know what? I don't think that beginning a fresh year focusing on all that I need to fix and work on is really all that great of a way to start off. Rather, it's kinda depressing. So let's begin this post with the things that I already do that I feel pretty damn good about. 


In 2013 I resolve to continue...

1. Being optimistic.
The world is much prettier through rose tinted glasses. Just saying.

2. Focusing on my family.
Duh. They're my whole being.

3. Taking a time out with my friends.
I will always make time to be with them. We need each other. Especially after a long day.

4. Following my passion for blogging and sharing with you all. 
I love connecting you with her.
And that brand with that editor.
And that budding artist with that brand new fan. 

I asked Josh for one thing about me that he wants me to continue. In his words...

"Considering your shopping addiction, at least you try to buy "on sale"".
This one surprised me. I guess I have him fooled.


Do I have room to improve? Well, I guess I could start with being more honest with Josh about my shopping habits, ha! I mean, yes, I suppose I do love a good sale. But in all seriousness, I do have one resolution that really stands out in my head.


Shock 'em! Shock myself. I want to do something that is out of my comfort zone. That I wouldn't expect out of myself. And you won't expect it either. So be on the lookout. For what? No idea. But I'm really hoping it's grand enough that you'll be all like, oh snap, there she went and did it.

And I have a couple more resolutions, too...

1. Drop these extra pounds I gained in December before heading to ALT later this month.
It's not a lot, but it's enough that my clothes just aren't as comfy or look quite the same.

2. I'd like to do a lot more fun events with my kids.
The "get out of the house" kind of fun stuff. 

3. I want to entertain at home more.
We're settled now. Is the house how I want it yet? No, but who cares.

4. Not allow unsupportive peeps to get me down.
You know, the friends that don't seem to follow up or rarely acknowledge a success.
I will also focus more attention on my genuine friends.

 5. Focus on completion.
There are a million and one things I need to tie up. Let this be my kick in the ass.

Hey 2013, bring it!

26 comments:

Julia | Pawleys Island Posh said...

awesome list my sweets! I think every one is a great addition! xoxox

Diana said...

Ha! love it!

Alex {Things That Sparkle} said...

I love that you started with things you already do fabulously. That is why I always avoid resolutions because they seem so negative, but this is definitely not a negative approach. And I LOVE Josh's answer!

ChinkyGirLMeL said...

I've been wanting to do things out of my comfort zone too. Maybe this 2013 I will finally brave up and cross off one or two of these things. Oh and what a lovely list of things to continue doing. Happy 2013!

Simply LKJ said...

Great way to approach it! Beating oneself up to start off a New Year is no fun at all!!

Alissa said...

I have GOT to start looking at unsupportive people like you do. I always end up hurt when I try and be optimistic that they will support me.

(Eileen) a creative day said...

Such a great way to look at resolutions Chassity! I totally agree that looking at things optimistically makes the world so much better :-)

Sarah Swanson said...

Adore you Miss!! I'm here anytime you need me and will always be cheering from the sidelines :) xx

radiantrepublic.com said...

I love that you resolved to focus on genuine, supportive friends. It's something I resolved to do last year and it made such a positive difference :)

CHARLOTTE said...

LOVE THIS POST, Chass!!!! Can't wait to start with #3 on your list tonight! XOXO!

Melanie Lindenmeyer said...

Love this post and your list! You have an amazing outlook on life! xoxo

Aubrey {All Things Bright and Beautiful} said...

I'm totally having a little giggle fest over the husbando's comments on shopping...mine totally thinks that, too. He's wrong. And I love it. (c;

Melissa said...

Great list! Can't wait to see what 2013 has in store for everyone...

Christine Dovey said...

Love this list of yours and how sweet is Josh for putting a positive spin on your shopping habit:) And I'm with you on the 'resolutions'...really want to do more that's out of my comfort zone. Wishing you a very very happy 2013 lovely! xoxo

Baby Mama Juice said...

I need to figure out how to fool my husband like you fooled yours! ;) Great positive list!

Jessamie {Bird and Branch Redesign} said...

Do it, girl! Can't wait to see what you come up with. Good luck on those goals! I might have to swipe a few for my non-existent list

thelonelywifeproject said...

So many great resolutions and continuations. Happy new year sweets!

Melissa W. said...

Great list! Cheers to your success in 2013!

Anna (A Newfound Treasure) said...

Happy New Year! Love your list :)

Dominique DeLaney said...

I NEVER make New Year's resolutions, I just prefer to call them goals or things I would like to improve in the new year (sounds better to me)! You should definitely not let negative peeps let you down, you are the bomb and so talented!!

Natalie {Designer Bags and Dirty Diapers} said...

Wonderful list and I am sure you will follow thru with all them! Very realistic and I like that. Hope I am included in the hanging with friends category:) And one of my resolutions is also to take Sterling to more fun events. Their joy is contagious! Heres to 2013.

Courtney {a thoughtful place} said...

So agree on taking the kids to more fun things. Just planned one today. I need a kick in the rear for that. And so happy you started with the good stuff. We had a date day today and did just that. Chatted about how 2012 was a good year and all that we liked. Sure, there is crap to change. . but there always will be. Like your attitude, girlie! Excited to see you at Alt.

Kim Aull said...

Love Josh's comment! No worries... I think we gals are all guilty of not telling "all the details" about our shopping. I met the UPS guy outside today to get a package, thought I was smooth until B Joe saw me through the window and called me out. WHAMMY! :) let's do a trip with the kids soon! that will help with your goal of doing more fun events with the kiddos ;)

Gaby [The Vault Files] said...

Love this! and Josh's answer made me laugh!! I've been getting away with some stuff thanks to paypal ;)

Ali said...

Well said. Looking forward to meeting you a couple of weeks.

Jen of MadeByGirl said...

optimistic - good one :)


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