Tuesday, January 1, 2008
I don't usually make resolutions at the beginning of a year. I undertook my two biggest overhauls the week before Thanksgiving, because jeez, if you can stand the stress of the holidays AND change--WHOA YOU'RE AWESOME! But this year I do have some things I'd like to undertake:
A regular exercise program that I can do at home (I have all the tools....)
A regular writing discipline (I have all the tools....)
Taking more time for myself and learning to ignore chores that need to be done (I do not have all the tools....)
One of my sisters says that I am addicted to activity. Okay so it wasn't enough that I was addicted to booze and cigs. Come on, addicted to activity??? I just love to be around people, learning about new things, taking advantage of what other people know and share, being wih my friends, cooking for my friends, going to church, being at the beach on the boat, meetings. Is this addicted to activity or constantly seeking stimulation? Is the frenzy of activity in my life a way of avoiding being alone? I like to be alone too so I don't think that's true.
Many times when asked to do something, I have to reply that I don't have a night. And I work during the day. So time is a valuable commodity to me, always in short supply. But I feel that I am living my life until I die, and if that's addicted to activity, I don't think I'll give it up quite yet.
Happy New Year. It's the clean slate that needs drawing on. I think I'll start today.