Thanx so much for checking out my first Love Note of the year.
A few years ago, I made the 1st new year’s resolution I’ve ever kept & it was;
Never make another new year’s resolution.
It’s not that I don’t set goals or make plans for my year. It’s just that by mid-January, every year, I found I was feeling like such a loser because I had already failed in several, if not all, of those resolutions.
Having an abundance of good intentions at the start of each new year has never been an issue. My follow thru, however, was not stellar.
One word to note is…abundance. Always the keener, I’d make a minimum of 10 resolutions. Sometimes 25.
I figured I’d better clean up my entire life cuz it was New Year’s Day. Hold the cheers, fire crackers & kisses. I was terrified!
Not only did I make too many. They were vague.
I will lose weight…How much? What’s the timeline?
I will exercise everyday…for how long? What kind?
I will read 30 books…so, how many per month? What type?
I will sort thru & downsize by half…every room of the house…what room first?
I will organize my cupboards…my closets. Where do I start?
I will redecorate the living room. With what? Everything pink? Wink. Wink.
I’ll reorganize my office. Overhaul all my files. What the what!! I don’t even have a paper shredder!
Blah. Blah. Blah.
But now - since I made my ‘no resolution’ resolution, I do things differently at the start of each new year.
I’ve gotta let you know my love for touching & holding books, feeling the paper & hand-written notes etc. has not yet released me from passion for ‘hard copy’ daily planners.
I do have all of our appointments on my ‘phone-calendar’. My husband accomplished a monumental task when he finally (after months & months), convinced me to put said appointments into my phone calendar. Of course, my stipulation was that I had an accompanying real Daily Planner…pink-papered-perfection! Giggle. Giggle.
I start my new year with transferring important dates (birthdays, anniversaries etc.) from my previous year’s daily planner into my new one. This planner is the only place where I keep birthdays etc. cuz they clutter up my phone calendar & I’m not a Facebook babe.