Tuesday, January 8, 2013

New Year, New Resolutions

I have never been big on New Years Resolutions, because I believe if you want to change something in your life, you don't have to wait until the new year to do it! I think you can make realistic goals any time of the year. But there are certain occasions, such as New Years that causes more reflection on your life and how you are living it. First and foremost, I must say that I am thankful for another year and another opportunity to pursue my dreams.

As for resolutions, I couldn't think of anything I drastically need to change. As I listened to my brothers laundry list (big and small) of resolutions, I thought to myself, what could I resolve to do this year that I haven't in the past?

I decided that I would pick something that would be challenging, but worthwhile. I don't want something easy, or something I already do and just want to do more often (or be more consistent).

I found this idea on Pinterest, and I absolutely love it!! Every day for all of 2013 (well I'm starting a week late, but it will still work!) I am going to write down one thing that was good about that day, or one thing I am thankful for that day. I will keep all my daily notes in a big jar. Then, at the end of 2013, I will read everything I wrote to help me better reflect on the year!

I think it will be a challenge for me to find the good in every day. To constantly be reminded of what I am thankful for. And mostly, to remember to do it every day and keep them all in one place! That will take some effort with all the random places I'm sure to go! But I am very excited for this resolution and all the adventures 2013 will surely bring! Maybe, I'll share some of my notes throughout the year too!

In 2013, I also want to make more of a difference and share my experiences with others. So these are a few resolutions, which may be a bit harder to measure:
I want to volunteer more.
Take more pictures. (Some people probably think I already take a lot. But I'll be thankful down the road when I have these to remind me of good times and good people!)
I want to blog more. Yes, that means you all get to follow more of my adventures!

What is your New Years Resolution? How are you going to achieve it? What will make it difficult?


Elise W. said...

Hey!! I've been planning on doing a similar sort of jar, too! I also want to go out some weekends just to take pictures and go for more runs outside of practice.

I've been meaning to respond to your blog for a while, but final exams have gotten in the way. I'm actually driving over to Chula Vista right now to the training center!! I'm starting training camp today for the U17 squad! What day is the national team coming?

Michelle Kasold said...

Hi Elise!
Sorry I never got back to you, I actually took a break from my blog (yes, even though I said I would write on it more!).

That is awesome you were training with the u17's!! I hope it went well! Keep working hard, learning, and training! Soon enough, you might be training with us! :)

New blogs are coming soon, so keep an eye out!