I’m not really a big one for making New Years resolutions. I feel that if you want to make a change you should do it whenever you want and not just because a new year has started. I guess I’m more of a “because you want to resolutions” kinda girl. Either way, yesterday I was sitting here thinking about all the posts I’ve seen on Twitter and Facebook about the resolutions people have set for themselves and I decided that it wouldn’t hurt to come up with a few things that I want to try to do more in 2012.
The first thing that came into mind was letters. I’m talking real, hand written, sent snail mail letters. I want to take the time to send out handwritten letters this year. Just a quick note that shows someone who I thought they were special enough for me to take a few minutes and write down how I felt about them. To remind them that they’re special to me and maybe tell them a few things that I think are amazing about them. Maybe it’s just me, but there is just something so special about opening up the mail box and seeing a letter from someone. First person on the list? My mom.
I also want to try to be better about just going with the flow. For those of you that really know me, you know how hard that’s going to be. I’m very much a planner. I like to have a plan and know what is going on. I’m not saying I’m not a spontaneous person, because I can be and I’d like to think I’m not completely up tight. With that being said I also know that I have a tendency to be a little borderline OCD and I think that it’s something I could work on. So what if “come over at 5” is as far into the planing as we get when we’re hanging out with someone. That’s enough to know that I shouldn’t plan anything that night because we will be doing something and that should be good enough right?
This year I’d also like to do better at telling people how I feel. Over the last month or so we’ve had a few “life is short” lessons thrown our way and I want to make sure that no matter what is going on people know how special they are to me. Maybe this ties into the whole sending out letters thing, I don’t know. What I do know is that if something were to happen to me or to someone close to me. I don’t want to be left sitting here wondering if they knew how I special their friendship was to me.
I’ve also decided to do a “Picture A Day” kinda thing. I think it would be fun to challenge myself to find thing special about every day and document it by taking a picture. These aren’t going to be bust out the big camera kind of pictures and most will probably be taken with my cell phone. Every Monday I’ll post the 7 daily photos from the week before. If you don’t want to wait I’ll be posting them on Twitter every day. I’d like to do a Friday Phone Dump too, but we’ll see how many pictures I actually take every week!