Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New Year's Resolutions Update...

So, how is everyone doing with their New Year's Resolutions?

I know it is shocking to everyone, but it is Day 11 of this year (1/11/11!) and I have yet to buy any new clothes, purses, or shoes. I have had to resist some incredibly enticing sales and wonderful stores, but I've stuck to it. Fortunately, I have some last-minute New Year's Eve purchases (HELLO, brown riding boots!) to tide me over. I also bought some beautiful fabrics with which to create some pieces, though my skills have yet to be tested on my new sewing machine. I intend to see just how long I can go without shopping for new clothes, aside from fabrics and notions. It's actually a fun challenge, and I continue to find clothing in my closet that STILL has price tags on it... so I'm shopping in my own closet on a daily basis. :)
As for my other resolutions, I really need to get back in shape. The most exercise I have done lately was hiking Camelback Mountain and shoveling my parents' driveway... and I haven't met a pasta dish or cheeseburger I haven't like. :-) But I have stopped being as vain as I once was. Having short hair is a real challenge; I have to actually blow-dry and straighten it! No more ponytails for me... I do spend some time putting outfits together, but that is kind of my alternative to shopping. Still, I do believe my vanity is being displaced in a good way.

Lastly, being kind. I think this is something I will always have to work on. I've been struggling with bouts of depression over the past year or so, and it really makes me come off as disinterested and cross. My whole life everyone has expected me to be a perky chatterbox (as that is my natural state), and I think it's strange for them to see me this way. So as I continue to resolve the issues I've been dealing with, I am going to continue to try to be kind to others. It's the least I could do for the people who've always been so good to me; my own disposition and feelings are not an excuse to mistreat others.

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