I love the hope and promise that a new year brings.
I love waking up on January 1st of a new year and just taking in the newness of it all.
And 2012 brings with it Leap Year – how much more inspiring and promising can a year be than Leap Year? We get an extra day!
My 2012 New Year Resolutions
Kick the cigarettes for good. Enough with the stupid cigarettes already. I quit twice in 2011, and after a brief episode of falling off the wagon two weeks ago, I am back to being smoke free for 2012.
Eat healthier in 2012. Each year, I say that I am going to lose a certain amount of weight or make certain dietary changes. This year? I want to stop eating so much processed junk. More cooking from scratch, less soda in the house, less eating out: all completely realistic goals!
Be a more professional blogger. While I already consider myself a professional blogger, I definitely need to step it up! I plan to attend my first blogging conference this year (Blogher 2012 in NYC), have a new logo created, make new business cards, and work harder on networking and developing relationships with PR.
Be more creative with my cooking. I tend to make the same things over and over again, and only try new recipes for special occasions. I want to make something completely new once a week!
Live for the moment. Life is short. Years fly by so quickly that come December 31st of each year, I can’t believe another year has come and gone. I want to be more present in each day, in each moment and fully appreciate everything life throws my way!
What are your goals for 2012?