Tuesday, January 1, 2013
New Year's Resolutions
I know, I know. Everyone always fails at resolutions. I don't mind trying and failing. It's what's life's about. Most of my resolutions are things I've been working at for a few months.
1.) Drink more water. I know this is awful but I can go days if not weeks without drinking water. Soda, coffee, iced coffee, green tea, etc fill me up and I just never get around to water. I've already been upping my intake with a brita bottle. I was super into my brita and set goals for myself on how many times I would fill it up each day (I'm at 4). Iggy is super wasteful (in my opinion) with packaged water bottles so I tried to get him into the brita too, to no avail. Finally a month or so later he took it to work and LOVED it. And I never got it back so I fell off the water wagon. Earlier this week I picked up another brita bottle on a Target run and have been drinking water. Another thing that helps is having no other drink in the house =)
2.) Become more minimalist. Snort. I've been working on this one for awhile too, and I think I'm getting better. I'm slowly working through all my past beauty products instead of buying more stuff. The other day I bought a new nail polish I really liked designed to fill in ridges in one swipe. I didn't really believe it, I just figured it would be a little better than other polishes but it was amazing! Re-reading this I can see if you don't think I'm taking the minimalist thing seriously. But I need pale pink polish and mine dried out.
My past reaction would have been to go back and buy it in every shade BECAUSE IT'S AMAZING. This time I reasoned that I bought the shade I really like and that's it. Baby steps.
3.) Be a better wife. I'm already pretty great but I nag. Iggy and I downloaded this couples app on our phones and it's limited our pointless arguments. We can write cute notes, have a calender, send pictures, and most importantly, HAS A TO-DO-LIST. I'll add a bunch of stuff to his "chore" list and my phone will start going off with little swooshes that he's working through the list and checking them off. It's made it fun and silly.
4.) Convince my family I'm a good person. haha REALLY. My family is kind of sarcastic, and a little mean even if they are good people underneath. For a long time I was like that too, because that was what I knew and was comfortable with. The past couple of years I've changed (a big part that contributed to my change was becoming a mother).
Now I'm pretty zen and positive, and it's really natural to me now. Letting go a lot of negativity and hate took awhile, but I did.
But my family. First of all, I'm forever 16 to them. I still get a lot of skull things and kohl eyeliners for Christmas.
So you can imagine they don't see my personality change at all. Months of kindness can go by and someone will make a comment about how I'm mean. and I argue that I'm not. And then the argument starts going below the belt and I lash out and lose all credibility. It's maddening. It's like I'm Ned Flanders and my family is the Simpsons. Sometimes we snap and it's justified because, hello, Simpsons.
This week when my dad or sister needled me I closed my eyes and made it a point to not say anything to prevent things from escalating. They're FASCINATED.
So that's it. Let's go 2013!!