Wednesday, January 9, 2013

New Year's Resolution for 2013

The first week of the New Year has come and gone.  It’s time for the yearly tradition of making resolutions.  I don’t know about you, but I had several things I wanted to improve on last year.  Sadly, I didn’t manage to accomplish what I had set out to do.   Many people experience this and give up or they stop believing that having a New Year’s resolution is even something they should do.  Perhaps it’s subjective but I’m not ready to give up yet.

I think part of the reason I wasn’t successful with last year’s resolutions is that I had several things that I wanted to work on at once.  It was too much.  Life is always throwing curve balls and while we’re trying to avoid those we may inadvertently step into one of life’s potholes.  Curve balls vary – some hit harder than others.  Potholes vary too – some are deeper and wider than others.  I find potholes to be worse than curve balls because they’re harder to recover from.   Curve balls may hurt but you can brush it off and keep going. Potholes on the other hand, can bring all sorts of problems: sadness, despair, depression, etc.  Last year I had a spicy blend of curve balls and potholes.  I just finished climbing out of the latter.  
This year, I’ll concentrate on the most important things first, and if I’m able to accomplish those then I’ll see what else I can work on.  The most important thing to me this year is my health, so that will be my priority. But I don’t want to just concentrate on a health regimen, I want to pamper myself too – give myself the opportunity to feel pretty. 
As a mom, I’ve put myself and my life on hold to care for my family.  I don’t remember when was the last time I pampered myself – gone to a salon, had my nails done.  Well, that neglect is now over.  2013 is for taking care of me.  This is my New Year’s resolution.  If you’ve been afflicted by the “mom” syndrome, I hope that you add pampering yourself to your New Year’s resolution.  May you have a wonderful year!


  1. I'm pretty selfish, so I tend to pamper myself (in my own uncanny ways) quite a bit. I hope you have a blast taking care of you, and I expect you to take the task of making yourself happy very serious. I would like to get regular reports, too ;-)

    I don't have defined resolutions, this year. Fishing AlmaMia's novel and sending it out, I guess.

    1. Yes Ma'am! I will report regular updates via e-mail. Interested in home made beauty recipes. Trying to stay away from store bought products that are laden with chemicals such as parabens.

  2. Happy New Year My friend ;o) Good for you!!!! Pamper yourself!!! Be good to you!