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Rock Solid Resolve

I can be incredibly fucking stubborn.  When I wanna be.  It’s a trait that serves me well about 50% of the time.  I have identified 2011 as The Year of the Awesome.  (Feel free to spread the word, just remember who coined the phrase here, people.)  And I’m hoping that in light of all the awesomeness that lies ahead, I’ll be able to harness my stubborness for good.  Not evil.

And just so we are all on the same page, you should know that when I say my resolve is rock solid, I’m thinking of a rock that’s ever so slightly…er…what’s the word?  Oh, right.  Porous.

I’ve chosen to share my resolutions here because if I’m gonna bother to make ‘em, I want to be held to them.  At least to start.  So, I’m rebranding the stubborn as resolute.  And making my shit public.

Ok. Here goes:

1.  Today I will begin the 30 Day Shred.  It’s been a year since I last did it for real.  I could use the kick in the ass from Jillian Michaels.  I need to get in better shape if I plan to run a 10k this spring.  (Oops.  Did I just say that out loud?)

2.  Portion control.  For the love of God, do not offer me a second helping.  I will take you up on it and then spend the rest of the evening cursing both you and myself.

3.  I will do a better job living in the moment.  All my working mom scheduling, plotting and strategizing can wait until after the kids go to bed.  Right?

4.  I’m interested in the idea of a gratitude journal (ala Gretchin Rubin).  I take my perfect children for granted.  I want to create a journal in which every day I identify an awesome (it’s the Year of the Awesome, remember?) moment I had with one or the other of them or both of them.  I also want to include a photo of something that happened with them each day.  I’m not sure what form this will take, but I need to stop beating the crap outta myself for not being a better mom.  This exercise will prove that I’m at least mediocre.

5.  I want to be nicer.  I’m a moody bitch.  I do not want to take my moody bitchiness out on my family.  Unless they deserve it.

That’s it.

(Goes back through list.)

Hmmm…I seem to want to be a thinner, nicer, and more present scrapbook-er.

Alrighty then.  But don’t you dare judge my artwork.  I’ll cut you.

What insane life-changes are you planning for the Year of the Awesome?

8 Responses to Rock Solid Resolve
  1. Donna
    January 3, 2011 | 3:07 pm

    I think you should be nicer, too. Kidding! Actually, since it’s the Year of the Awesome and all, I’m just going to assume I’m awesome enough and forgo the resolutions for now. I’m usually a week behind coming up with them, anyway.

    • Kami
      January 4, 2011 | 6:43 am

      you are awesome enough!

  2. SchugarMama
    January 3, 2011 | 5:21 pm

    Hilarious. I will be spreading the “Year of Awesome” around to my circle. Couldn’t agree more, I feel hopeful and positive and powerful. I may join you on that 30 day shred… it IS wicked good.
    I’m resolved to quit bitching. NO one wants to hear it and it doesn’t actually do any good toward resolving my complaints. I am master and commander, and I will get to fixing. Less talk, more action, sister! (said to self) Really enjoy your Blog

    • Kami
      January 4, 2011 | 6:45 am

      Spread it, baby. High and low. Your resolution is a good one. I’d resolve to stop bitching too, but it way too unlikely. I did day 1 of the shred yesterday. it hurt, but it’s a start! Thanks for reading!

  3. Noelle
    January 4, 2011 | 1:42 am

    How weird, I decided that this was my year to be awesome, too! But I didn’t come up with a cool phrase like The Year of the Awesome, so I will totally let you have it :) I also didn’t publicly put it out there (well, until here and now but who’s really taking this comment seriously?!) because I always feel like a jackass if I say I’m going to do something and I don’t do it. But who wouldn’t want to be awesome, and be in good company like you?! So maybe I will have to change my lazy ways after all!

    Clearly one resolution I have not resolved to make is to stop rambling. Baby steps, eh?

    • Kami
      January 4, 2011 | 6:46 am

      I like your rambles, Noelle. In the words of Zepplin, Ramble on. And for the record, I take your comments very seriously.

  4. Leah
    January 4, 2011 | 10:02 am

    I am totally on board with #5-for myself, of course.

    • Kami
      January 4, 2011 | 12:15 pm

      Leah, if you’re anything like me, I wish you luck, dear!

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