Wednesday, December 31, 2008

2009 Resolutions

I wrote these about a month ago and never actually posted them, so here goes.



I will stop wasting my energy/anger on shitty people. Instead, I will remember to feel sorry for them.

I will remind myself how lucky I am to have un-superficial relationships.

I will allow myself to make up words like "un-superficial" even if it makes me a crappier editor.

I will keep my options open...

I will read my NarAnon book daily.

I will think about getting back into pilates so I can someday walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded.

I will stop pretending that laughing so much is an effective ab workout.

I will call my sister more.

I will try to prevent the creation of an Elle-shaped ass indentation on my new couch by getting OFF my ass every once in a while to do something productive, like laundry or the dishes.

I will really, really try to make these resolutions last longer than two weeks.


Happy New Year, everyone!!

10 comments:

Marie said...

Wait a minute, laughing is not an ab workout?! Does this mean I have to actually get up and exercise? Not fun.

Happy New Year!

Jacqueline said...

Those are great resolutions! I especially likes the ones about not wasting time and energy on people who don't deserve it, and instead devoting that time to the meaningful relationships in your life. I don't keep an official list of resolutions, but you've certainly given me a great idea to keep in mind.

Happy New Year!

Love,
Jacqueline

chevelin said...

My favorite part of 2008 was when I met you two!

chitowndebutante said...

this is a good list...maybe inspiring me to come up with some resolutions.

happy new year!

Aunt Becky said...

Happy New Years, my friend! I love the resolutions.

Audrey said...

What a 2008 you have had! Married, traveled out of the country, been there to support loved ones, moved (was it twice?), had a potential career change, started a blog, cut your hair short (that was this year right?).
Im sure that 2009 will be just as exciting! Tell Dave to call me if you actual ever do the dishes...I want proof and a witness.
Love,
Audrey
(who by the way NEVER does her dishes unless company is coming)

elle michelle said...

Marie: Apparently it's not. Only took two decades to really figure that out.

Jacqueline: Thanks!!

Chevelin: Mine too. :-)

Debutante: The key is to insert qualifiers. So instead of saying, "I'll start doing pilates," you say, "I'll think about doing pilates." That way, no resolutions are broken and the world is still all rainbows and butterflies.

Aunt Becky: Thanks, friend!

elle michelle said...

Audrey: Looks like I was posting my response as you were commenting. Quite the year, yes! And I'll be sure to have Dave call if I actually do manage to do the dishes. We'll take a picture of it, actually, because I know you won't believe it until you see it.

Alexa said...

happy new year buddy!

rachel said...

you have some amaaaaazing resolutions. happy 2009!! xoxox

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