Resolutions? What resolutions?

5 years ago

So in all the catch-up blog reading I've been doing since getting back from Hawaii, I've noticed a resounding theme from this past week. What? No, I didn't read any blogs while I was on vacation. Why would I do that? There were way too many hours to be spent lounging by the pool and sun rays to be caught. Duh.

But as I was saying... It seems the thing to do this time of year is post either a year-in-review recap or a list of resolutions for the year ahead. Or both. For the overachievers out there.

As I read more and more of these posts, I keep thinking maybe I should do the same. But the more I think about it, the more it just doesn't sound right for me. I mean, I just started this blog last spring, so I don't have much of anything to recap there. Just a bunch of my random thoughts spilling onto this screen with a few site redesigns thrown in to keep you guessing.

In my non-blogging life nothing too exciting or noteworthy happened either. You've heard about most of my days here, and to be perfectly honest, I really can't thing of anything magnificent that stands out to relive. 2011 was a decent year - some good trips, one of my sisters got married (which was awesome), and we are all healthy, so I'm thankful for that. But other than that - eh, not a whole lot to report. Just another year in the time books.

And as for resolutions, I've never been one to make them. I don't really see the point of resolving to do something for the entire year on the very first day of it, when you really have absolutely no idea what's going to come your way during said year. I mean maybe it's kind of nice to have a general guideline in mind for yourself if you have certain areas of your life you really want to work on, but I kind of like myself as I am. I'm happy with most things in my life right now and don't really feel the need to change much.

So call me a party pooper, but New Year's resolutions aren't my bag. And maybe it's my over-inflated ego talking when I say I don't have much I want to change, but it's the truth. Sure some things could be tweaked a little to really make me ecstatically happy, but I'm not crying and whining without them.

I will say, however, that I think 2012 has a much nicer ring to it than 2011, so maybe that's a sign of good things to come. Either way, a belated Happy New Year to you all!

The last sunset of 2011 that we saw (pardon the iPhone blur)


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