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New Year’s Resolutions December 30, 2005

Filed under: Family and Friends,Food,Health,Photography,Vegetarian — amygeekgrl @ 4:42 pm

I can’t believe it’s already the end of 2005. Holy crap!! Where did the year go?? Seriously, it seems like it completely flew by and I expect time will fly by faster and faster the older I get. How does it work that way?!

Anyway, I hadn’t given much thought to New Year’s resolutions until stumbling upon the Milk Sucks site earlier today. It was then that I felt motivated to come up with a small list of resolutions.

Without further ado, here are my resolutions for 2006:
* Become more aware about the food and drinks I ingest and feed to my family. – to include researching vegetarianism and veganism (good site here) and learning about the impact of current farming and food production in this country on the animals and environment so that I can make informed dietary decisions
* Research voluntary simplicity
* Take a photography course and LEARN, LEARN, LEARN
* Continue portfolio building and practicing for my photography business
* Be mindful that all of my words and actions have consequences
* Focus on healing and acceptance (with regard to being an adult child of an alcoholic) – to include reading some of Claudia Black‘s books on the subject

Now that I’ve typed them out, I don’t know if they are resolutions so much as they are goals. That’s cool with me though. I needed to set some goals for myself. πŸ™‚

As for our plans for New Year’s Eve, we’re going to some friends’ house for a potluck and games with them and another couple. Since we all have little ones, we won’t be out ’til midnight, but it should be a good time. πŸ™‚

Happy New Year everybody! Hope you all have a safe and fun day and night! πŸ™‚


11 Responses to “New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. Nelly Says:

    Happy New Year to you too Amy!

  2. Amy Says:

    I’m a major advocate of voluntary simplicity and you can see the major website here: The Simple Living Network:
    Start with the Beginners link and that will take you through the website thoroughly. Then come on over to the discussion forums, where I spend a lot of my time when not blogging.

    Great decision about your eating habits. I’ve been vegetarian before, but now I’m married to a man who must have it for nearly every meal. Not a humungous amout — Thai food uses it in moderate amounts, but meat nonetheless. I’ve talked DH into accepting a few vegetarian meals per week, and he’s game, so at least we have that healthy comopromise. And we’ve never been milk drinkers, but I buy it to make homemade yogurt and we use half and half for our coffee.

  3. Miriam Says:

    Happy New Year! Great resolutions – knowledge is power, and it’s great that you’re willing to do the research. πŸ™‚

  4. Cath Says:

    Good luck with your resolutions hunny and all the best for 2006!

  5. xstitch3067 Says:

    Hi Amy!! Happy New Year to you and the gang!! You have lots to look forward to! Earlier this year I actually finished “It Will Never Happen To Me”, one of Claudia Black’s books. I SOOOOO understand now, HOW and WHY our little close knit ‘family’ acts the way they do. You will definitely see yourself in it, too. I highly recommend it! Kiss that little munchkin for ALL of us here!!!! Happy 2006 to ALL of you!!

  6. amygeekgrl Says:

    Nelly – Thanks. Hope you have a great time out tonight.

    Amy – Thanks for the link. It’s actually from your blog that Jody came across voluntary simplicity and then told me about it. I will check that out. I don’t really need another msg board though – I have too many as it is – but I’d love to read more about it all. πŸ™‚

    Miriam – “Knowledge is power” – that’s one of my mantras. πŸ™‚ Thanks for your support.

    Cath – Thank you. Same to you! πŸ™‚

    xstitch – Thanks so much for sharing that with me, Aunt Nancy. “It will never happen to me” is one of the books I plan on getting. Carrie recommended Claudia Black’s books to me, so I’m excited to start reading them. I think it will do me a LOT of good to help me understand why things are the way they are and why people act the way they do. πŸ™‚ Happy New Year. πŸ™‚

  7. 4th Time Says:

    Hi Amy,

    Just came across your blog from a comment you left at my online friend’s blog,

    Like hers, I support your blog’s intent especially your resolutions wholeheartedly. Keep up the good work. It’s worthwhile!

  8. Running2Ks Says:

    Great resolutions–concrete goals are usually met. I love that you are doing knowledge for power, and making healthy choices for your family.

  9. Blog writer Says:

    I hope u meet ur goals…. i really admire pplwho have teh guts to make resolutions and follow them till the end. Unfortuanetle, i alwez manage to lose the sight of my goals somewhere along teh way!!

  10. Rowan Says:

    This is a great post. You have inspired me to follow all of these links. Thank you so much!

  11. amygeekgrl Says:

    4th Time – Thanks for visiting my blog and for your support. πŸ™‚

    R2Ks – Thanks, I appreciate it. I don’t agree with setting resolutions that are impossible to obtain. I think mine are quite realistic. πŸ™‚

    Blog writer – Thank you. I am hoping by having these on my blog it will help me be more accountable for following through.

    Rowan – I’m so glad I inspired you. That means a lot to me. πŸ™‚

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