For the past 25 years, I have made the same New Year's resolution: Throw out half of what you own and spend more time with your friends. Little did I know how prescient that resolution would prove to be in 2012.
I've practiced parenthood for 29 years now, and if practice makes perfect, maybe in 2013 I can finally get it right. So here, in the interest of achieving the massive self-improvement needed, are my top five resolutions.
In setting New Year's resolutions this year, maybe we should stack the deck in our favor by getting the right "mindset" for achieving our goals. It all starts with sleep -- pair any resolution you have with more sleep for the best results.
As I think about the impending new year, it occurs to me that all of us have resolutions that we can easily make, and possibly forget as the year progresses. We all do it. We are serious about our commitments at first, and then, somehow, we fall into old patterns.
Yup, it's another year, which means it's my annual opportunity to gather some grist for my cranky mill. Nope, no 2011 recap of my favorite meals here, nor a hot food trend prediction recap. It's time to talk smack!
New Year's resolutions tend to focus on denying ourselves stuff we love, on the assumption that if it feels good it must be bad. But why not just pick out something you love and resolve to enjoy yourself?
I've certainly got my work cut out for me for 2012! But I feel like with enough determination and homemade moonshine and the right pair of heels, anything is possible. Here's to all of you having a wonderful new year.