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New intentions – 2014 on the sofa with campari in hand part 1: camparigirl

Posted in Life & Love

bridgeMy problem with New Year’s resolutions is that, halfway through January, I am done thinking about them.

When sofagirl and I sat down on our respective couches to plan the end of the year blog, resolutions came up.

“I don’t remember mine” I said

“Well, they are right there on the blog” she answered

But I never went back to look at them. Until now. And it turns out, I stayed curious and kept my mind challenged by taking on new and unexpected projects but I wasn’t so diligent in tossing aside books that were not completely satisfying. Why I am bound to a sense of duty when it comes to reading, I have no idea. Will keep on working on it.

So, this year, I am printing them out and tacking them above my desk, to check my progress over time. And maybe set new ones as time goes by.

Sofagirl called them “intentions” this year, and I like the term better – it implies a sense of purpose I relate to.

  1. Saying yes more than I say no. It tends to yield welcome surprises.
  2. Travel to Italy for my friend Silvia’s 50th “milestone” birthday. Girls need support at such a time.
  3. Plan a major trip for 2015.
  4. Gather all the research and notes I put together on my grandfather’s death and finally write it all down. For no other purposes than to quiet that worm in my brain.

Have a wonderful New Year. Resolutions or not, may it be filled with intention.

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  1. I know what you mean about New Year’s resolutions. So this year, right after I gobbled down Campari, Edelweiss and See’s chocolates (at our Christmas dinner), I decided to make the diet, exercise and good health resolution. Let’s see what happens tonight – lol! Happy New Year!

    December 31, 2013
    • Well, plenty of apps out there to keep you on track if you need them! Enjoy your New Year and have a wonderful one!

      December 31, 2013
  2. I am just like you: have been making lists forever but on January 2nd they’re gone. I can’t remember them. Happy New Year to you too!

    December 31, 2013
    • The thing about lists, though, is that they make me feel as I have accomplished something!

      December 31, 2013
  3. silvia

    Thank you my love, happy to be one of your New Year’s intentions.
    And pls stick to no. 4, it tastes good

    December 31, 2013
    • Will do my best about n 4. But will definitely be there for your milestone!

      December 31, 2013

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