Two glasses of wine and I was down before the count this year.
Sam and I went out downtown in Austin around 7pm to meet a couple of friends for dinner. We were bummed to find that most of the bars weren’t even open that early and settled for eating at FADO’s, an Irish Pub on 4th street that we have been to several times before. I ordered the Rueben Sandwhich which was pretty good. We went there because most other places were packed and Fados isn’t too pricey and it’s got a nice vibe. As lame as it sounds we didn’t feel like paying a cover at any of the bars and we were back home before 11 and could barely keep our eyes open! So I happily brought in the new year asleep in my pajamas in front of a nice warm fire snuggled up to my husband and that’s totally beyond okay with me. I’m getting old! Next year I’d really like to throw a shin-dig and stay in at the house! I’m thinking fancy dresses, cheese platters, a nice meal and champagne 😉 full blown “grown-up” style haha and hopefully stay up until midnight and pop some fireworks! I haven’t done that in forever it feels like, pop fireworks I mean.
As for new year’s resolutions, I read a great article full of inspirational ideas that I’m sure most of you have read, it was all over Facebook: You can read it here.
There are a few that really hit a chord for me:
2. Stop Comparing Yourself To Others: Sometimes I look back at my middle school self and long to be that girl again. I didn’t compare myself to anyone back then…I was a skinny, knee socks, overall wearing alien looking girl with bucked teeth…but I didn’t think anything of it. I didn’t know or think I looked funny, I was just me. I was free of the weight of feeling like I needed to look a certain way, to meet some standard, I was free of comparison and I was happy. For me as I’ve gotten older, comparing myself to others has not only skewed my thoughts about how I look, but it’s affected my mentality in general. I don’t want to view people as competition or a threat because they are prettier or smarter or whatever. I want to appreciate and love other people and also love myself because of our uniqueness and our worth. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to increase the positive self talk and decrease the negative self talk. God created me, and he makes no mistakes.
5. Stop Doubting: This one kind of goes along with the previous one. There was a time when I thought I could do anything…but along the way I’ve let my self confidence drown. This year I’m going to be more confident in myself and try to let go of the fear of being bad at something, of messing up, of not being the best and I’m gonna believe that I can do whatever I’m willing to work for. Which also falls in with number 8. Stop Standing In Your Own Way.
6. Stop Being A Stranger: Honestly this one comes down to me being selfish…I like staying in my comfort zone and doing what I want to do when I want to do it and I don’t like making small talk. But this year, I want to make time for other people…even if that means lots of awkward silences and small talk. Though at the same time number 11. Stop Feeling Obligated rings a bell. This year I want to do things because I genuinely want to do things. I want to be passionate about loving people, about doing good, about my faith, about my career and about growing as a person. I want my perspective to change from “I should do this or that” to “I want to and am doing this or that and here’s why…”
So those are just a few of mine! All thanks to that article I posted the link to above…and no I’m not starting any extreme diets this year in fact my mom baked three cheesecakes just because Sam and I are staying over with them tonight and I cant wait to dig in! No offense, if your resolution is to lay off the sweets then more power to you! I’ve just found that healthy living for me comes in eating everything in moderation or else I go CRAY 😉
Happy New Years and Happy Resolution-ing!!