To Resolute or Not to Resolute.

So, resolutions… are you for or against them?

I always have a few in the back of my mind and one that’s been around every year since I turned about 15 – stop over-analyzing and over-thinking every little thing to death. Since it’s still around you can guess how that one works out year after year.

But this year I’m venturing down a new path. I’m making an attempt at changing my entire outlook. (So really, it’s more of a permanent change than a resolution.) This year I’m planning on not worrying about the future. Not how I’ll get there or when I’ll arrive. I’m just going to focus on the journey. I feel like a lot of the time I’m waiting around for my life to start, when really it’s happening all around me and passing me by every single day.

What’s your New Years resolution for 2009?

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  • The Style Spot

    December 30, 2008 at 8:53 pm Reply

    My ’09 resolution is nearly the same.
    And to stop spazzing out about… everything. Namely things I can’t change.

    …and, as a side note, I’m obsessed with nearly all of your “And I Quote” quotes.

  • Laura

    December 30, 2008 at 9:23 pm Reply

    I definitely need to just enjoy the journey–and eat more vegetables.

  • christine

    December 30, 2008 at 9:33 pm Reply

    well said.

  • Jenn

    December 30, 2008 at 10:33 pm Reply

    I think you were reading my mind. I just posted about this very thing:


    Or, if you want the short version: I hate resolutions because they’re break-able. I like to make new goals each year, but I try not to call them “resolutions” because the stigma alone will cause me to feel they were broken hours after midnight.

  • Megan

    December 31, 2008 at 4:24 am Reply

    I think I’m going to have to make the same resolution. I have recently been worrying about the future lately, from apartment issues to classes I have to take. I think I need to start living in the moment and enjoying every new day rather than worrying about tomorrow. Thanks for the inspiration 🙂
    Hope you have a lovely New Year’s!

  • coco+kelley

    December 31, 2008 at 7:00 am Reply

    i LOVE this photo!

    i do make little resolutions, but i also think they’re a bit silly. i think we should constantly be bettering ourselves along the way… not just crowding gyms for the first month of the year 😉 i’d rather set fun or meaningful goals like, i WILL save enough money to travel to Europe by the end of 2009. not too shabby, right?

  • Susan

    December 31, 2008 at 2:41 pm Reply

    • to be as mindful and in the moment as possible
    • to be more giving
    • to lessen my attachment … to everything

    really simple but really big

    Love your blog, come here often
    Cheers & Happy New Year from Nova Scotia

  • Kelly

    January 12, 2009 at 5:58 pm Reply

    loving all of your resolutions and views on the topic!


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