Wow, it’s been 2 years since a post? Well, I guess that’s one more thing to add to my list of resolutions for 2013.
I wanted to recap the results of my resolutions for this year, before the new year comes.
This has been a difficult year, and I’m hoping 2013 will be better.
So, my resolutions for 2012 were thus:
- Take the first Membership class Sandals offered this year
- No browsing my phone standing in lines at the store
- Sell something on Etsy
- Touch my toes
- Read 3 NONfiction books
So how’d I do?
I made it to the membership class in January, which required me to get through 10 weeks’ worth of membership videos in 2 or 3 weeks. It wasn’t too hard, I just put the videos on my phone and watched them during my lunch at work. Two or three lunches took care of one video. Some of them I watched at home, too. So I’m finally a member of Sandals, after 11 years of attendance! (They only offered membership recently, though.)
I’ve done ok with not checking my phone while at the store. I’ve done it a few times, but hardly at all. I chose this because I think it’s annoying how short our attention spans have gotten in the last decade. What did people use to do in lines? Wait patiently. Some grocery stores even have a TV in each line (Albertson’s). And at the gas station. Like we can’t go for 2 seconds without TV? What is inside our own heads that we can’t stand to hear?
I have yet to sell something on Etsy, but I did sell some stuff to some people. I made two bracelets for a guy at work, and two for a lady at church. I made my bead albums on Facebook public, and also made an album for my bead colors, hoping my friends would share them with their friends, and I’d get some business. I’m really waiting for Hubs to help me with the site setup. He said I can use his paypal acct for payments, but he hasn’t sat down with me to figure it out yet. I’m also waiting on him to make me a photo box so I can take better pics of my work for my Etsy store. (Maybe someone can ‘encourage’ him?)
Touching my toes…Many would not believe this, but I’m not actually very flexible. Sure, I can curl up and sit in the most awkward positions, but touching my toes? At the start of this year, I could touch the bottom of my knees before having to bend my knees. Now, I’m not quite there, but much closer. I haven’t been very diligent about stretching. And my body is weird. For some reason, if i stand on my right foot with my left out behind me, I can touch my right toes no problem. If I stand on my left foot, I can barely touch, but I can still do it. Standing back on both feet, I’m still several inches away. What is that? I CAN touch my big toes, on a bounce, if I point them in the air. Does that count? I think so.
Anyone who knows me, knows that I’m a reader, so they’ll think that this is too easy for a resolution. What they don’t know is that I can only read fiction. Any kind of story with a narrative, that’s easy to follow, is good. Nonfiction, not so much. So I wanted to change that. So what did I read? I’d been trying to read Introverts in the Church since the previous May, and I finally did finish it. The last couple chapters kind of dragged, but the rest was very informative. Then I read Heaven is for Real, about a boy who died on the operating table for a few minutes and saw heaven. I read that one pretty quickly. It was actually pretty simple. Then I attempted to read A Severe Mercy, about some couple’s journey to Christianity, and their relationship with C.S. Lewis. I only got about halfway, even though it was more story than non-fiction. It was a bit dull, or maybe I wasn’t following it very well, since I would read it early on a Sunday morning when I went to church early with Hubs. So started Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. And I’m only halfway through that. Two halves make a whole, right? So 2 whole books and 2 halves make 3. Seems right to me!
So, all in all, I guess I did pretty well! Maybe I’ll post my new resolutions some time this week. Or maybe in another 2 years!