There are only 18 days left to 2014, and I’m sitting here looking at the list I made last year.
While I’m not much of a resolution maker (I hate failure), I do try to create a list of things that I’d like to do each year. Most are extremely attainable, others fall by the wayside year after year. Like most of us, I have the best of intentions, but intentions are the easy part. I figured what better way to face them than by laying it all out in public. Maybe that will humiliate me enough to actually put some action into place in 2015.
1. I didn’t lose weight
This wasn’t even on my OFFICIAL list. I know better. However, I’m WAY over the healthy threshold for my height, and the boxy look on a 5’1″ woman isn’t attractive. Not only did I NOT lose weight, but I actually gained about 3 lbs over the course of the year. I’m guessing it was from my erratic eating habits when I travel.
2. I didn’t exercise regularly
Unless you call walking Clem around the block daily (barely 1/3 of a mile) a fitness routine, this was another #FAIL of mine. It seems to be a pattern. I get caught up in front of the computer, reading, writing and researching and the only times I find myself getting any fresh air and exercise is when I’m traveling or Clem scratches at the door to go out (even then I’m in a rush to get back). It’s not for lack of time, it’s sheer LAZINESS on my part.
3. I didn’t take care of my health
I still need major dental work, but that dentist who gave me the run-around last year (3 check-ups, a cleaning, two FULL rounds of high scalings for all 4-quadrants) without even BEGINNING the work put me back into the I HATE DENTISTS mode. I should have just found another dentist…especially after spending so much money (thousands) without even a tooth being worked on (I need 3 teeth pulled and an implant). Let’s see…I also had a run in with an orthopedic surgeon who wanted to give me an epidural and schedule surgery for an issue that I hadn’t even taken a Tylenol for, so instead of finding a GOOD doctor, I retreated and did nothing about my spine and hips. Then there’s the colonoscopy that I put off….
I seem to be having doctor issues since moving to Florida, and it’s taking a while to get over them. Baby steps?
4. E-mails went unanswered
When I travel I tend to ignore e-mails. This year I traveled a LOT, so much so that my e-mails backed up to the point where I chose to ignore rather than deal with them. Yes, I’m sure that I’ve missed some incredible opportunities, and if you didn’t hear back from me…I apologize. With all of the wandering I did this year, something had to fall by the wayside and unfortunately it was my inbox. I know that I need to either find a better method of dealing with communications, or just bite the bullet and hire someone to weed through the spam, offers, and just casual notes for me.
5. STOP….I’m done beating myself up
Because when push comes to shove, I had a GREAT year. I traveled to Europe twice, met some incredible new people, and most of all got to connect with you on a daily basis. I’d say that was a pretty darn successful year….even if I neglected some personal issues.
Will 2015 be any different?
It will with your help. I know that I’m not the only one who puts off working on the tough personal issues, and I’m thinking that with the support of our community that those of us who need a little encouragement can be there for each other. So please….
and let’s help each other achieve our goals in 2015.
Coming soon –
A clean slate for 2015 – GOALS (including finding a way for you and I to travel together)