I have never been very good at resolutions and to be honest I very rarely make it past the first week. So this year I thought I would try something a little different, and maybe even a bit more fun. I have decided that this year I am going to do 11 things every month that I think (hope) are attainable and allow me to spend time rejuvenating myself. My thought is that since nothing thrills me quite like a to do list and small tasks are much more pleasing to the eye, this should be a piece of cake. So here we go...
In January I plan to:
1.) Enjoy the sunset one evening. It is not very often that we stop and really take in the sight of the sun setting so this month let's slow down for 1 hour of 1 day and marvel at something.
2.) Spend a lazy Saturday or Sunday in your favorite Pajamas. C'mon we deserve it and maybe just maybe someone will bring you breakfast in bed.
3.) Revamp and reorganize our home office. I love this office space tour of Rebecca Orlov over at Unplggd. Perfect gray walls, lots of open space, fun splashes of color and of course no clutter, hello inspiration!! Must create a work space that inspires me and not fills me with dread when I enter it and maybe replace the Webkinz mouse pad.
4.) Head out and buy some film (yep they still make it) and use my old Polaroid Land Camera for once instead of allowing it to collect dust on my bookshelf.
5.) Reread an old favorite with new eyes. Lord of the Flies was one of my favorite books in high school, wonder if it still is?
6.) Drink champagne!! Why not find something, anything to celebrate and indulge. For example "Look at this I saved $4.32 at the grocery store, let's celebrate with CHAMPAGNE!!"
7.) Make something. I am going to try these great paper medallions over at How About Orange. They are super cute and maybe I will even get a jump on Valentine's.
8.) Put on the old running gear. I used to run all the time and then I just sort of stopped. The past few days have taught me that running is NOT like riding a bicycle and it is going to take some time. I am going to start the couch to 5K program I downloaded the app to my Ipod and I like it so far. My favorite gear includes my New Balance running shoes, Lulu Lemon pants and of course "Old Faithful" (my Ipod).
9.) Take in a movie in the middle of the week by myself, I am looking forward to Rabbit Hole with Nicole Kidman and Aaron Eckhart. It looks pretty intense and not something my husband would want to see so instead of waiting to rent it I am going to venture out on my own.
10.) Visit the La Brea Tar Pits, my daughter is dying to go up there and after all this time in CA I can't believe we haven't made the trip.
11.) Try out a new recipe. What's for dinner is always the most dreaded question these days so it is time to add some flair.
So there you have it, in a very large nutshell, my to do list for January. Anyone else up for gathering some fun to-do's this month and sharing it with the group or even on your own blog?
***The images I have not given credit for are ones that came up in Google search, if you know their source or are their source, let me know so I can credit properly