Resolutions Revisited

Back in January I had a few resolutions that I wanted to work on/try/do this year. What good are resolutions if we don’t look back on them and see how we’re doing? It seems like the only time anyone thinks about resolutions is during the new year. Since the year is more than halfway over now, I thought I would reflect on my resolutions so far.

No regrets
Unfortunately I do have one regret so far this year that I can think of. I had a friend who wasn’t feeling well, and I wasn’t there for her like I should have been. I have people I’ve been wanting to reconnect with or simply tell them that I love them and appreciate them. I know I just need to reach out and write to someone I’ve been thinking of, or tell someone that I love them rather than just think about it. I know that it is important to act on something soon or the chance will be gone. I’m working on this. I know that I won’t perfect this resolution by any means but if I’m aware of it, maybe I will be more proactive so that I won’t have so many little regrets.

Less waste possibly zero?
I haven’t read the book that was supposed to inspire me to waste less but I have been trying to waste less on my own. For example, I have been bringing my own bags to the grocery store and other stores too (sometimes). I have been bringing my own produce bags, or if I forget to bring them, I skip the plastic produce bags all together. Another thing I’ve stopped buying is dryer sheets, I switched to dryer balls. I’ve been recycling too, but I’ve been doing that for a while. I also quit buying paper towels, I’ve been wanting to buy these ever since I saw them on ‘Shark Tank’ but I haven’t seen them around. The other day I noticed something similar at the grocery store so I bought them, they are like this. I know there is more that I can do but I guess this isn’t a main focus of mine right now.

Simplify more.
With this resolution in mind, I read The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up and did what Marie Kondo says! I got rid of many clothes and I’ve been folding and arranging my clothing in a whole new way now. I still need to go through sentimental items which can be hard so I keep putting it off. I guess I am still in the process of changing my life and tidying it up. I’ll try not to drag it out too long.

Write More.
I have been writing in my journal here and there. I have also done a few blog posts too. This is my favorite one that I’ve written so far. I did have big dreams of writing a screenplay at the beginning of the year but I haven’t done it. I think it overwhelmed me. I do feel that I have a good idea but getting all of the dialogue and story out is hard since I’ve never done it before. I’m going back to school next week so I might be writing more there. I hope to write more blog posts as well. School could help me get into the groove of writing more and writing better, or it could distract me from writing what I truly wish to write. Only time will tell.

Quit sugar and processed foods.

While reading through this recipe book I noticed that it was really meat heavy. Every meal seemed to incorporate meat. Instead of quitting sugar I became a vegetarian for a little while. I watched Cowspiracy on Netflix and read a couple of books, that are pictured. I did do my best to stop eating sweets but it sure is a tough habit to break. Leaving meat out of my diet ended up being really easy, but due to other circumstances, I’ve been eating meat lately. Deep down I feel like I am an aspiring vegan and I really need to just make the jump but it’s really hard when I’m the only one in my family interested in making that lifestyle change. It makes sense to me on many levels and I think, eventually I will try again. On the sugar and processed food note, I should really get those out of my life. I don’t eat many of either but they are no good. Well, the sugar tastes great but I know it’s not good for me. For now I will definitely still treat myself, I’m not going to beat myself up about it, but I would like to make them more of a seldom event.

Get Pregnant. This deserves a post of its own.

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