Xmas BokehXmas tree bokeh because our tree stays up until the new year.

I’m probably shooting myself in the foot here, but I’m going to make a very short list of New Year’s resolutions. I didn’t make any for 2015, which is kind of surprising because I’m a very goal-oriented person. My resolutions for 2016 are simple:

  1. Knit more. My knitting has tapered off over the past several years, mostly because reading has risen to the forefront. But I’m kind of obsessed with audiobooks lately, so I really have no excuse. In 2016, I want to knit–that means finish, not start and abandon!–at least 12 projects. That’s one per month and totally possible.
  2. Finish decluttering. A few months ago, I drank the KonMari Kool-Aid and reorganized my dresser drawers as well as my half of the bedroom closet. As annoying as that infamous book is at times, the author does have some useful tips. I love opening my drawers and seeing everything neatly put away. Next up: my closet in the spare bedroom, aka the place where things go to die. There’s so much junk in there. Just thinking about that closet stresses me out. In 2016, I will tackle that awful closet and finally get it organized.
  3. Get healthier. uggghh I don’t want to do this. If you’ve known me for any length of time, then you probably know that I’ve had a hard time with health and weight loss over the years. A couple years ago, I lost 30 lbs on Weight Watchers, which was awesome! I exercised regularly and felt great. But I also felt…kind of obsessed about numbers and points and tracking and weighing in and etc etc. So, I quit. I won’t sugar coat it. I’m lazy, I don’t like to work out, and I really, really like to eat. I’m not going to shoot for a specific amount that I want to lose in 2016 because let’s face it, I don’t think that 30-lb loss is going to happen again any time soon. It worked, but I was SO HUNGRY all the time. I probably didn’t eat enough fiber or something. Anyway, suffice it to say that in 2016, I will get healthier–i.e., I will try to exercise at least a few times a week (as opposed to my current regimen, which is 0 times a week) and maybe refrain from wanting to eat an entire cake in one sitting. Ahem.

So, there you have it. My three simple, yet kind of daunting New Year’s resolutions. #3 is definitely the hardest as well as the one I want to do the least. At least knitting is pleasant and the end result of organizing is satisfying. But getting healthy? eh, it’s so much easier to be a lazy oaf, you know? But I’ll give it a noble shot. We’ll see how it goes.