Happy New Year! Wanted to take a moment to share with you my resolutions for 2012, which actually happen to be more life resolutions. I am considering framing these (likely placed on my bathroom counter top) as a reminder of what truly matters, what I really want. I don’t have to accomplish all of this 100 percent by Dec. 31, 2011, however it’s important to me that create time and effort to become the woman I envision for myself. These ‘resolutions’ will help me get there.
Live in the present (i.e. don’t stress about what you cannot change OR might not even happen)
Streamline wardrobe: Buy only quality clothing that I love.
Take a photography class.
Learn to sew on a button that falls off on my cardigan/blazer
Visit my grandparents more often. I have all four within 30 minutes of me.
Exercise more. Make time to feel healthy.
Take my daughter to ballet class (I just really want to see her in a tutu!).
Read at least one book/month.
Plan/go on a girls weekend.
Volunteer with young women and mothers.
Spend more quality time with my husband (iPhones not allowed).
Learn basic HTML and Photoshop.
Feel guilty less.
Curb my evening internet time.
Learn to make one new dish per month really well.
Continue to compliment someone at least once day, often strangers who least expect it. My favorite!
Have a Shabbat family (and friends) dinner every few months.
Treat myself to more manicures.
Make time for friends and family that really matter.
PS: here’s my New Year’s Eve mani with sparkles I added on last minute a la Love Maegan (and check out Fab Fatale today for a very similar metallic version!). Thanks to the help of my bb (best buddy, D) at CVS on NYE, I found this awesome bottle of $.99 nail polish that was the perfect addition to my Essie VIP purple. Love the combo of small and large sparkles… so much that I think all my nails will look like my ring finger by Monday.