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My 2012 Resolutions!

  • Dec 27, 2011
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The 2011 list helped me so much, in that I actually achieved a little more than half the things on it (that's a first), I figured I'd make a 2012 one. Feel free to share your own!
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Wasting Time
This is something I really have to work on, I am a huge procrastinator and I tend to make my life much more difficult than it needs to be. I want to get to a place where I'm much more efficient with my time and get my life organized. That means organize time, energies, clutter...all of it! I have bought a pocket sized planner and got a great calendar for X-mas, so hopefully those are a good first step.
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Happiness
This word changes from year to year and I want to get to a place where I'm relatively happy in all areas of life. Right now, I'm mostly happy but, I'd love, like others, to be secure in my job and the rest of my life. Happiness is that constant elusive carrot before my eyes, so this will probably be a continual repetition on my resolutions list for years to come. But, it's also a great goal to achieve. It's subjective, so keep that in mind. This resolution is for me to find my idea of happiness, not to find someone else's idea of happiness.
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Exercise
Still on here from last year, I didn't get to do as much exercise as I had hoped. This year I really want to take my health seriously, I've put it on the back burner for a while and I want to eat healthy and exercise plenty. Luckily, there's plenty of GroupOns and Living Social deals to help me with this resolution.
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Listen
I think this is a skill we can all work on. I need to listen to my gut and take my husband's advice a little more seriously. A few times this year, I ignored both, just to end up regretting it. It's also good to practice really listening to people and what they are saying, be present and active in the conversation, turn off your cell phone when you're out to dinner. Otherwise, you're robbing yourself of quality time with a friend or loved one. They did invent voice mail and email, you know, so all those little stresses will still be waiting for you- trust me!
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Being With Friends and Family
I've been lucky this year to finally find some great friends in our new city and of course, spend more time with my family. Living away from home for so many years, I never really knew what I was missing until I came home. My niece's games and plays and fun little movie dates and watching her grow up and really being there for her, my mom, my dad and taking care of him as he descends further into Alzheimer's and old age, my brother....It is so important to be an active participant in your life and the lives of your loved ones. Always let them know that they're loved and that you're there for them because in an instant it can be gone.
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Reading
After a long absence from one of my passions, reading, this year I was able to take advantage of living across the street from the library. I rekindled the long simmering passion and now, I can't go to bed without cracking open a book and escaping a bit. I plan on continuing this and writing more reviews for Cafe Libri!
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Volunteer
This year I was able to do more volunteering but, that doesn't stop my constant desire to help when and where I can. I plan on working for the National Domestic Violence Hotline as a Crisis Counselor. I am already certified but, will welcome any more training. This is one of the volunteer jobs that I've done in my past that has fulfilled me more than I can describe. I loved being able to help people when they desperately needed it and even save a few lives. Every shift ended with a huge weight on my heart for all I had heard but a deep gratitude that, at least, I was there to help a woman find her strength and worth, if even in the smallest way possible.
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COOKING FOR A WOMAN
I love cooking! This year I've added onto my cookbook collection and have tried new recipes, some of which I've shared with the Gourmand Community. For Christmas, I got a 4.5 quart Artisan KitchenAid Mixer and I can't wait to use it to make EVERYTHING but, especially, homemade pasta. I promise to share the recipes and cooking journey on here!
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The Big Eat SF
I was only able to try two of the 100 places on the Big Eat SF 2011 list- Hog Oysters and Rickhouse. I have also started my own must-eat list in SF but, this year, I will continue to attempt to try the other 98 must eats/drinks of the list.

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December 30, 2011
These are great goals to have.
December 30, 2011
Thanks- I hope I can get a good start on them.
December 30, 2011
Good Luck in 2012.
 
December 28, 2011
I'm a record-setting, hall of fame pro at #2. I gotta work on that as well as 3, 4, & 5.
December 29, 2011
Yay! I'm not alone! Thank God for that ;p
 
December 28, 2011
Nice, Sam! I need to do a little more of # 6,4 and 3... But I dunno if I'll make more resolutions for this coming year. I just play it by ear! Great work on this!
December 28, 2011
Thanks Woo! I think it's a good idea to play it by ear and see what comes, I'm sure in the middle of that, you'll resolve any problems you'll come across and then, celebrate with whiskey and friends.
 
December 28, 2011
All great things to strive for! I hope you have fun on your journey on finding all these things :)
December 28, 2011
Thanks, D :) I always try to have as much fun on the journey as possible!
 
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