2013 New Years Resolutions ~ Words to Live By

New Years 2013

This past week I have been thinking about New Years resolutions. Every year I seem to make one or two, yet never follow through.  The best 'fail' was when I decided that 2011 was the year for me. I was going to take that year to just focus on the things I liked to do and develop me. Enjoy Alex time and being single. No boys.  I was quite excited for this - especially since I spent the last part of 2010 focusing on developing my person and it was going really well {maybe I'll do a post on that some day - it was a fun learning experience for me}  January 5th or 6th, 2011, I was showing our house in Moose Jaw.  I needed to rent it out since I moved to Regina.  The guy who came to look at the place was Kyle. Not too long afterwards, we were dating {coming up on 2 years!}.  Maybe from now on if there's something I want to happen in a year, then I make the opposite as my resolution? Who knows, could work!


Alright - so this year, instead of coming up with new years resolutions {except to wear every single pair of shoes I own at least twice} I am going to look at some of my favorite quotes and attempt to live by them.  Although most are very simple words, some will not be so simple to live by. 

Be kind to unkind people... Anyone else find it difficult to be nice to those who aren't too nice to you? Am I the only one?  I seem to have little patience for mean people or at times have a quick response for mean/rude/unkind/etc people... which usually isn't too kind either.  So this year, I will think before I respond to those type of people.  If I have nothing nice to say, I will, at the very least, smile. 

Well, this one is fairly simple. Makes sense. Seems easy. Making the time to do this will be important. It's so easy to work, work, work.  I'll make a list of what makes me happy and then make it a priority to do them! I already know that means that I will be making more jewellery and taking more time to blog.

Dream dream dream! Who doesn't have dreams. I know that I have some pretty big ones that will take years to accomplish, but I'm going to dream big anyway. I think that in order to truly make dreams come true {oh, that was cheesy} hard work is definitely a part of it, but also writing these dreams {aka goals - to make them seem less far fetched?}.  I've already started writing down some short-term and longer term dreams/goals. Can't wait to see how things go. 

Does this need explanation? Sometimes life gets busy and we really don't take time to enjoy it. Slow down. Take time to smell the roses.  Enjoy that cup of coffee in the morning.  Being with family, even if it's for a short time.  I like enjoying the little things - who doesn't love getting mail that isn't a bill?!

I LOVE this.  Fill in that blank with whatever fear you may have.  Sometimes I hear that recording in my head saying that 'I'm not good enough.. pretty enough, smart enough. .etc etc' and it really needs to stop!  I will not let my fear of failure, rejection, and so on consume me.  It's not healthy and it's not beneficial.  Start that positive self talk today.  Every time something negative comes into your head, give yourself a slap.  Okay, maybe not a slap, but you know what I mean. 

I've found my passion.  Now, it's time to figure out how I will keep 'tremendously interested' in it.

Okay...I guess I'm staying on the dream theme.  Mrs. Roosevelt was a smart cookie. I like this quote and I like the picture.  So I guess I will keep on dreaming.

Honestly, I've never really liked this quote by Dr. Seuss. Everyone seems to have this as their grad quote or something and I felt it was lame and cliche {I guess all these quotes could be thought of as cliche}. It wasn't until recently that I realized the truth in this quote.  I have a tendency to care what people say and think about me. I really shouldn't care so much. The things I choose to do, whether it's blog, make jewellery, sell lia sophia, sit around and do nothing, is my choice. I will not force you to buy anything, make you read anything or eat anything {unless it's delicious}. If you do mind what I am doing or finds what I'm doing annoying, it is their choice. Not mine. I have no control over how people feel about what I do. It should not affect my life, and from this day on, it will not affect my life. I will continue say how I feel and be who I am.  I know there are many people in my life who won't mind what I'm doing and saying.  I appreciate the love. 

So there you go, some words that I think will be important to keep in mind over 2013. What are some words you live by?  Have you made any resolutions for this year? 


PS - Stay tuned for a post about my new room!  Over the weekend I painted and re-did my room.  It's wonderful :)

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