It is almost the end of the year… time when a lot of people make Resolutions.
I, for one, don’t make New Year Resolutions.
I do, however, make Birthday Promises and Goals. My birthday, conveniently enough, is early December but I give myself the whole month to nail down these Promises and Goals which means around New Year’s I too have something to talk about in terms of aspirations.
This year I turned 30.
Which… was kind of a big deal for me. Yes, I know, 30 isn’t OLD (unless you are my 20 year old sister)… but it isn’t really YOUNG either. I will never be YOUNG again. And that is taking a bit of getting used to.
I had a fair number of Goals and Promises for my 30th birthday.
A few examples:
Goal: write and publish a book
Promise: find a hairstyle you don’t hate
Goal: have a reason to get a psssport
DONE (twice! Tokyo and London!)
Promise: get out of this (current) bad situation
DONE! (I did this in my mid 20s, it was well worth it)
Goal: reconnect with parents and sisters
Promise: be okay with your geeky weirdo self
Promise: find someone who loves you for who you are and love them back
A few things that didn’t quite make it….
Goal: Maintain weight of 135-145
I’m not off this goal by much, but enough that it bugs me.
Promise: Take better care of your teeth
Goal: Be in a good career.. or at the very least, in a job you enjoy.
I was until about 3 weeks before my birthday.
Goal: figure out the answer to the Baby Question
Currently working on it.
I have a few year specific goals to do before I am 31, (write another book) and promises (really… take better care of your teeth!). I have some long term before I am 35 goals (write 3 more books, go to Greece) and promises (find a way to have kids in your life, finally drop that last 7 – 10 pounds).
If I succeed, great! If not.. well, there will hopefully be another five years or so to work on them!
Happy New Years!