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No New Year's Resultions for me

Monday, December 31, 2012

I gave up making New Year's resolutions a few years back. It seemed they lasted about a few weeks at the max. Instead I pick something that I want to learn by this time next year. I found that I tend to accomplish my goals this way.

One year I decided that I would learn to make sushi and on 12/31 of that year I took some homemade sushi to the neighborhood party. Now, granted this was NOT restaurant quality sushi and to play it safe I used things like fake crab legs, canned oysters . It still was sushi though emoticon

The following year I think it was to learn to speak Welsh. That Sept. when we went to visit friends in Wales I was able to greet them in Welsh when we got off the plane at the airport. I think I had learned about 4-5 other phrases.

For 2013 my goal is to really learn to do tapestry weaving. I have already started on that goal. I recently signed up for a tapestry class in mid-April. Due to a financial bequest for my late MIL I will be buying some really good weaving looms and dvds.

My other goal for 2013 is learning how to control my ADD- Adult Attention Deficit Disorder without medications. That will be a bit harder then the weaving. But, I did find a good magazine devoted to this. Today when I see my family doctor I am going to ask her for help.

My last goal is for 2013 is to learn better cooking skills for my diabetes and my hubby's health problems. However I have laid the law down to him that he has to take responsibility for his health issues. We will both turn 61 in April and I will no longer mother him this way. He is a very smart man, but likes to leave everything to me. I will no longer raise another child! He also has ADD and diabetes, so there is a lot to deal with this year. BUT, I WILL DO LEARN TO DO WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED!

So ask me next Dec what I have learned in 2013
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CTUPTON 1/1/2013 2:49PM

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1MANKNEY 1/1/2013 12:44PM

    Be sure to post your progress on your goals here on Spark. It sounds like you have already set your plan in motion and you are on your way. Best wishes for a Happy 2013 and success in meeting your goals for the year.

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JUSTLLAMA 1/1/2013 11:48AM

    I like this idea. I read on someone else's blog that we shouldn't wait until New Years to make the changes we want to see in our lives. I tend to agree with that. Best of luck to you!

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ERCELLAJS 12/31/2012 9:33PM

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LASARRE 12/31/2012 8:35PM

    Good plans!

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1STATEOFDENIAL 12/31/2012 7:35PM

    I believe NY resolutions are actually just long term goals. By adding short term and medium term goals we can make those resolutions/LT goals can happen. I hope you meet your goals in 2013!

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1CRAZYDOG 12/31/2012 10:00AM

    Have you read DELIVERED FROM DISTRACTION by Drs. Ed Hallowell and John Ratey? Excellent resource, if you are interested.

Good luck on your goals!

Happy New Year and wishing you blessings, abundance, happiness and health.

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CELIAMINER 12/31/2012 9:36AM

    Way to keep your brain young with all the neat things you are learning!

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KISSFAN1 12/31/2012 8:29AM

    Great plan for you and your husband it seems to me. Have a wonderful 2013 and a very safe and happy New Year's Eve! emoticon emoticon

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DARJR50 12/31/2012 6:28AM

  Sounds like a good plan. You and your husband can be great assets to each other as you work on your ADD. You can learn from each others strengths and weaknesses and go twice as far than you would on your own. Do not mother but rater support.

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NWLIFESRC 12/31/2012 6:22AM

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