2016 – A Fresh Start

2015 has come and gone.  2016 is now nearly a full day old.  The year has started off well for me though.  My darling wife and I began the day with Pillsbury cinnamon rolls for breakfast, followed by a walk down the street to Starbucks for a drink – a grande soy chai with no water for me. (yes, I’m one of those people with a 5-word drink order)

While we sat there, each with a notebook and pen, I decided that I was going to skip the whole New Year’s Resolutions for 2016.  Why set myself up for failure?  Does anyone ever actually go through with those anyhow?  Rather than choose a resolution or two, I’ve decided to work in a more generalized way this year.  Instead, I will break things down into two categories:  “Do More…” and “Do Less…”.

Do More:

  • meditating
  • reading
  • writing
  • walking
  • exercising
  • DDP Yoga-ing
  • trusting and following my instincts
  • speaking up when I want/feel something
  • vivre le moment présent
  • Disney World-ing

Do Less:

  • over eating
  • procrastinating
  • binge watching
  • over-indulging
  • self-doubting
  • self-loathing
  • judging (of myself and others)

I’m not saying that I need to do all of the above, or stop doing all of the above.  I just want do to some more often and some less often.

I’ve had a blog in the past, but it was used sparingly.  While I’m not going to promise to write on a daily/weekly basis, I will try to use it more this year.  By times, it might be a writing prompt for myself as I want to begin writing again.  Other times, it will be a journal or blog detailing some trip or adventure my darling wife and I go on.  All I know is that it will be true and honest.  If you don’t like what you read, you’re here by choice.  Feel free to leave.  If you’d like to come along on the adventure, buckle-up.  Here we go.

P.S. Thanks to Nathalie (aka MelodramaBabs) for inspiring me to kick start this in 2016.  Your writing challenge has motivated me to follow suit!

2 thoughts on “2016 – A Fresh Start

  1. melodramababs

    *hugs* This makes me happy! I’m happy you’re at it again and I LOVE your Do More/Do Less approach to resolutions! Something I will consider too!


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