Here We Go

So far, I have broken two new year’s resolutions, and kept one. (I do have more than three ideas of what I want 2019 to hold, but these are the three that have come into play so far.)

The three resolutions that I speak of are as follows:

  1. Do not suggest/hint that we should get food from a restaurant.
  2. Do not buy things that I simply do not need.
  3. Make our bed every day.

At 12:42 a.m. (as we were folding laundry- it was clearly a wild New Year’s Eve), I suggested to Ricky that we should go get breakfast at Egglicious in the morning. So. It only took me 42 minutes to break that one. I also think I may have broken it again this morning when I said to Ricky, “Would it be breaking my new year’s resolution if I said that I’d really like to do a coffee date with you sometime soon?”

I’m optimistic though. I think I’ll get the hang of this “not hinting” thing pretty soon.

This afternoon, I bought a set of mugs from Indigo. It’s just that they were so cute (true), and so on sale (true), and we need more mugs (not true). Here’s the link if you want to try resisting temptation yourself (or if you actually need mugs): Mugs too cute for their own good. They would make lovely gifts, I think. I also bought special highlighters from Amazon that are supposed to be perfect for using in your bullet journal. As a beginner bujo-er, I figure that I need all the help I can get. (Excuses…)

As for the resolution that has been kept (making the bed)… here’s how it happened.

My phone was charging in the living room overnight, which meant that when the alarm went off this morning I had to stumble out to the living room to turn it off. Once the alarm was turned off, I found myself snuggling up on the couch, all comfy with my fluffy housecoat and our giant fluffy blanket…

Before I knew it, I had fallen asleep on the couch.

When I woke up, Ricky was back from his run and all dressed and perky. I should mention that he knew about my “making the bed” resolution. When I got up and went into the bedroom, I saw that RICKY HAD ALREADY MADE THE BED.

I was quite annoyed (in a good way), because here it had been this nice, simple resolution that I felt confident I could get off to a good start with, and now that feeling of success had been stolen from me. I expressed my annoyance to Ricky (in a nice way), and he said, “Well, I didn’t make the bed very nicely.”

And it was true.

So I tucked and plumped and felt quite accomplished.

But I admit that I am afraid that this is how it’s going to be- Ricky being the one to beat me to making the bed every day.

The only thing worse than not keeping a new year’s resolution is having someone else keep it for you.

(Except that in this case, at the end of the day, it doesn’t really matter who makes the bed, you know? So it’s actually okay with me if I’m not the one to make the bed every day.)

In all seriousness, I am very excited about 2019, and I have loved this sunshine-y first day of it. I haven’t taken time to formally think through/write out my resolutions yet, but I’m hoping to do that sometime soon, as well as reflect on the highlights and hard parts of 2018.

Here we grow!


Any of you have new year’s resolutions that you’re excited about or intimidated by? Big ones or small ones? I’d love to hear them! 

2 thoughts on “Here We Go

  1. I love to hear about your goals and growing, Jas. I recently realized that it’s a very restful thing for me to read for a few minutes before I go to bed, instead of going straight from my phone or my work to sleep. This year I want to find little ways to have a more restful spirit even when there are many things to which I need to give my energy. Reading for a few minutes before I sleep every night is one of those goals.

  2. A little off-handed resolution I made when I read this post is: In 2019, I plan to comment on Jasmine’s blog more often than in 2018. So there, now. It’s in writing.

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