Have you recently committed to battling the bulge, shedding bad habits and reining in the plastic? The top ten list of New Year’s resolutions is pretty much the same year after year, which only proves that meaningful change is a tough nut to crack (duh!).
Kim Kardashian made a resolution that may prove to be more challenging than weight loss. Sharing her heart with Glamour magazine, she revealed, “I’m going to really give back more and not make everything so much about myself.” Note to KK: trading in your wedding gifts for Rolex watches is not exactly what’s meant by “giving back.”
Julie and Jennie didn’t crowdsource the resolutions when the clock struck midnight . . . we picked a few that we hope will meaningfully contribute to our love and relationships in 2012.
Jennie: I decided to make just one New Year’s resolution to improve my chance of success. This year, I’m going to find my groove in the kitchen. I’m from the “I would rather starve than cook” school of existence and I have a solid track record behind it: 28 years of marriage, zero meals cooked. So far, with six days into the New Year, I’ve prepared a few very tasty dinner salads. Everyone who knows me is snickering, placing bets on how long this will last. My husband is shell shocked, hoping I’ll get over myself soon . . . he’s hungry.
Julie: In Eastern philosophy, being meditative and remaining still is considered a form of activity that will ultimately deliver contentment or change. On New Year’s eve I did not make my typical show of resolution(s) among friends and family. Instead, I went underground with the idea that December 31, 2012 will be a time to take inventory of the year gone by. We are not solely defined by what we do, but also how we do it. If I perceive (or do) things differently, the results should be different.
Anyone who has driven with me knows I am directionally impaired. Hopefully I can stay on this Eastern path without getting lost all too often.
We’ll keep you posted on how we’re doing with our 2012 New Year’s resolutions. Let us know how you’re doing with yours.
Julie and Jennie