Call me a rebel, but I don't usually make a list of resolutions before New Year's Eve. My list of resolutions usually develops as the new year progresses.
2012 ended with a few unexpected things popping up:
1. My car needs new tires - front only
2. The crack in my windshield ran all the way across the driver's side
right in my line of vision
3. The ice maker in the freezer quit making ice
4. The ceramic cook top on my stove cracked
Each of these was discovered literally within 24 hours of the new year beginning. I don't know if this is simply a crappy ending to 2012, or a tough beginning to 2013. I choose to believe it's a crappy ending. 2013 should be a fantastic year!
My first resolution is to get my financial house in order. It won't be easy, but it can be done. With two kids in college and a retired hubby who watches our 3 grandchildren everyday, finances can be challenging.
My second resolution is to make better use of the limited space we have in our little house. We have a portion of our space that is not utilized to its fullest potential. My hubby is a pack rat who has issues with parting with anything. Not me - if it's not being used, it needs to go!
My third resolution is to laugh more. I believe humor helps even out any situation. I find myself totally stressed out quite often and it affects my ability to concentrate and even participate in some daily activities. My mood is just awful and I'm certainly no fun to be around when I'm stressed out. All of that should change in the next few months - stress levels should reduce immensely - and laughter will come more naturally again.
We can all find areas in which our lives can use improvement. The choice is ours to do something about it.