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New Year's Resolutions
Member Name: missrarr
New Year's Resolutions
Advantages: Using the five stars as part of my positive mentality!!
Disadvantages: I'm still sat on the sofa.....
Every year we probably do the same thing - vow that we will be thinner, richer, nicer, generally just a bit better, and end the next year a slim vision of stunningness with a great career and a spotless house.
Do we achieve it? Do we heck. Thus far this new year I have seen the state of the kitchen, vaguely recalled stealing a glass from the pub we went to just because "I've never done that before" and in protest at how terrible the band was, and instead of tackling the sheer tip that is my house have parked myself firmly on the sofa, poured a glass of wine, and watched about 267 reruns of Great British Bake Off (series one if you must know) trying to decide if I find Paul Hollywood attractive or just genuinely terrifying.
But like everyone else I do have intentions for 2013. I can't knock 2012. It brought me Mr Rarr, after all! But as I mentioned in a recent review, other things have been getting me down a bit. Commuting is utter hell and would turn a Samaritan into a murderous hellcat. I may love what I do but I am starting to come to the conclusion that maybe, for the sake of my health and sanity, in the next few years something will have to change. Also, I have a few personal aspirations that I want to improve upon and work on a bit more this year. I am after all starting out in life with the person I want to spend the rest of my life with, and frankly I have started also to realise that with that, life changes. The only people in the world who truly matter to me are him and my gorgeous mother, and I want to make life good for the three of us in every way I can. Coming home stressed and angry is not going to help with that!!
So, here are my resolutions. Let's do this 2013 thing.
***BEING A BETTER DAUGHTER***
Mum's house needs doing up, and I'm damn well going to do it. Having virtually lived with her for the purpose of travelling to work for the last 18 months, she only ever saw me shattered and fed up late most evenings, and now I want to spend my time off making up for it.
***BEING A MIRACLE GARDENER***
So about two weeks after moving into a house which effectively has no garden on the basis that it would be delightfully easy to manage, I decided that I wanted to grow my own food. Great! So, after having an allotment and having to give it up during the Year What Got Washed Away, I am now reduced to taking over Mum's veg patch and I am hellbent - utterly, you-don't-want-to-see-my-wrath-if-this-fails hellbent - that I will overthrow the army of slugs and snails that think my entirely decked garden is heaven on earth and I WILL produce usable vegetables from the tiny area that I own which supposedly qualifies as a garden. Wish me luck. I am really, really going to need it.
***MAKING OUR OWN LUCK***
I don't know if any of you saw the Derren Brown feature recently about an experiment where he tried to change the lucky mentality of an entire town, but Mr Rarr and I loved it and it totally affirmed what I have always thought - if you're not in it, you're not going to win it. And we all know that you could enter every competition in the world and never win a thing, but you certainly won't if you don't give yourself the chance. It's largely how I feel about life. Get amongst it, basically. What have we got to lose? So 2013, a year when Mr Rarr will be starting his non-military life in a new career, and when I am looking to build the foundations of our future, is also the year when we're going to give ourselves the opportunities to find good fortune as well. We might just spend a lot of money on the lottery and get nowhere, but we might have a few surprises along the way and you never know what else could happen! And hey, at least we tried....
***STARTING THE FOUNDATIONS***
...which sort of brings me to my final resolution. I have a little pipedream. I don't want to reveal all in order to avoid some stupid superstition about jinxing it, but I know that there is something in my life in the future that I really, really want to do. And to do it I'm going to need money. So I'm going to be the best Dooyooer I can, work hard, squirrel away every extra penny, save where I can and generally keep my eye on the prize. Better to start a long way in advance than get to the point at which you want to do something and have to start then! Dooyoo will be a big part of it - I love this site, I love being able to be expressive and reflective here and enjoying everyone else's approach to doing the same. I just hope to be here even more in 2013.
So basically its just a positive mindset for me this year. No beating myself up mentally for the extra half a stone I might be carrying, but keeping opportunities open and being prepared for new experiences, whilst keeping sight of what is important - just being more organised and generally more committed and better at it.
Happy New Year everyone, and I wish you all the best for it!
Summary: Best wishes everyone for 2013. May it bring you all you hope for!