Mother: There will be no New Year resolutions for me. The number one reason I don’t make resolutions is I know I won’t keep them. The second reason I don’t make resolutions is I would need to make a list and lists are not my forte. Lists make me feel like a failure.
At this time of year, everyone is writing about their goals and making a list for 2018. Daughter, can make a list and follow it like a KonMari graduate. She might have gotten this talent from her great Grandmother on my side of the family. After Grandma Goode passed, we found a number of notebooks she kept with lists in them. Most of the lists had to do with planting, but still, they were lists.
When I say that a list makes me feel like a failure what I mean is there is written proof that I had planned to do something but never did. In most of life, I can manage to lose almost anything but never my goal list. This thing will sit and mock me till I finally get tired of dusting around it and throw it away. Nothing will ever get marked off of the list, but I will have used it numerous times to jot down phone numbers and others things that I thought were important at one time.
It isn’t that I wouldn’t like to have some goals, but I know me and as the saying goes “my road to hell is paved with good intentions”. Every year I start out rather I have a list of resolutions or not with good intentions. Daughter and I started this blog three years ago and every January since we started I think this is going to be the year the blog takes off. This will be the year that I understand everything I need to so the blog stands out. I will comprehend what co-scheduling is; I will get why we need to have an Instagram, Pinterest and Twitter account. SEO will no longer be Greek to me. Sad to say none of this has come to fruition as of yet.
My good intentions aren’t just for the blog. As I said in a previous blog post titled Down the Rabbit Hole it doesn’t take much to get me off task. Husband is always saying that “organization is the key to success” and it might be. But again organization is not in my playbook either. Who knows maybe 2018 will be the year that I get my closets organized, my drawers cleaned out, my cupboards arranged and the blog ends up on at least one must read list.
Heres’ to everyone having a blessed and happy 2018.
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