At the beginning of 2010, I was pregnant, had a job I didn’t like, and lived in a city that was not home. By the end of 2010 I had a child, had a new job that I did like, and lived in a city that was home. That was a lot of change for one year. I sort of took 2011 and 2012 off in the way of big changes. But recently I’ve found myself picking up some bad habits that are ultimately rooted in complacency with my current situation, and I don’t like that.
Resolutions don’t necessarily work for me. I’m more of a small-changes-over-time kind of person. I could say, I want to lose weight, eat better, save more money, and get my closet organized, but I won’t respond to that sort of generalized goal. I think what I’m trying to accomplish is that I want to not necessarily settle for status quo. Time to shake things up and see what happens. If I end up in the same place at the end of the year, that’s fine, but I don’t want to take the same old path to get there.