January 2 15

When it comes to New Year’s Resolutions, last year I made only two: More sleep. Less Candy Crush.

So, I feel mostly good about being 50% successful, I guess. I didn’t play Candy Crush once in 2014. Not one single time. I even stopped updating the app, thinking *that* would tempt me. But no, what I seem to lack in self control when it comes to delicious baked goods (I’ve got 5.5 pounds of holiday cake proof to show you) I hold strong with time-sucking iphone games. Even when my brother taunts me with his, “You know I passed you in Candy Crush…” Staying strong, I tell you. Yes. The sleeping though. Did not happen. Sleeping and I, we just, don’t. Last night, for example, we got home after spending basically two full days in the car. I mean, I didn’t drive for any minutes, but I passengered for a full 18+ hours. You would assume that I would fall asleep the way my husband did — 1.4 minutes into the movie we put on, mid-sentence. You would assume this, but you would be really wrong. No, I would stay up to watch the entire movie, which was pretty decent, and also pretty sad because it had James Gandolfini in it. And then I watched Zach and Miri make themselves a porno, so. I went to sleep at around 2am.

Surely I can do better than a 50% success rate in 2015.

 

Here’s what I plan to not do in 2015:

1. Not let my gas tank get down to completely empty. I often drive on fumes and prayer, and I really need to cut that out and stop playing the gasoline chicken game with my husband, hoping that he’ll give up first and visit the gas station. Why can’t I live in New Jersey or all the other places where they only have full-service gas stations? (hashtag lazyandIdon’tlikemymittenstosmelllikegasoline.)

2. Not let my bike gather dust. I love my bike, and I love riding it, but sometimes I love Netflix just a wee bit more.

3. Not feel obligated to make an online purchase every time a 40% off sale email comes into my inbox. (Read: Every day) (See also: unsubscribe, unsubscribe, unsubscribe)

4. Not let my phone go to voice mail every time it rings.

5. Not be quick to get annoyed, irritated, bugged by things. Not sweat the small stuff. Take life advice from women like Leslie Knope, and not Betty Draper.

LESLIE-KNOPE-brownies

6. Not take it personally when someone doesn’t love the shows, movies, songs I love. Newsflash: The Wire and Mad Men aren’t for everyone. Tragically.

7. Not say no to dessert. Dessert is awesome.

8. Not skip the tights when it’s freezing out. I have been dressing inappropriately for the weather since 1978. It’s time I try to stop freezing my keister off. Try.

9. Not visit the grocery store hungry.

10. Not go a day without taking a photo — even in the cold, dead of the dreary winter. There’s beauty to be found even in the bare and the brrr.

What won’t you be doing in 2015?

 

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  1. I will not be complaining as much. I’ve seen the little thing on Facebook about trying not to complain about anything for an entire day and I can’t make it past an hour without getting irritated at something and having to voice my opinion. So…I guess I’ll start with that hour and hope by the end of the year, I can go a whole day without complaining out loud. Let’s do this!

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    ali replied on

    I love that so very much.

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    Comment by Alison on January 2, 2015
  2. I love love love these resolutions! Perhaps I should commit to some also, like actually usi the gym membership I pay for, reading a good book once a month and treating myself to a haircut at a salon! Good luck!

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    ali replied on

    Those sound great, and definitely attainable :)

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    Comment by Sonya on January 2, 2015
  3. Love these resolutions, sounds like ones I should follow to, especially driving on fumes and prayers. And not going to the grocery store hungry.

    Have a great 2015, with lots of dessert. =)

    Jenn

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    Comment by Jenn on January 2, 2015
  4. OMG 1, 3, and 6 are so on my list, too. I’m am terrible about getting gas and then I hate myself when I’m leaving for work at 5am and have to stop on the way.

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    Comment by Scarlet on January 3, 2015
  5. Since I was out of town for the beginning of the New Year, I didn’t really start thinking about them until today. I’m making goals, not things to give up, per se, so that I don’t automatically fail.

    I want to work out more. I want to lose like 30 pounds. I want to use my gym membership more. I signed up for online dating and am making myself be ACTIVE. I want to stop snoozing so much and actually get to work before 9. I want to blog more.

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    Comment by Kristabella on January 5, 2015
  6. I’m laughing. One of mine is let my calls go to voicemail more often. I answer out of obligation and then am annoyed the whole call.

    My (very small) list also includes: read more books, attempt to relax more and let things around the house go a bit more. Oh and try not to worry myself to death.

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    Comment by Issa on January 5, 2015
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