new year’s resolute-nots

by @according2kelly on January 3, 2011

new year's resolutionshave you noticed? it’s a new year. twenty eleven. wow! i think i have to say that one again – twenty eleven. last year i started a new tradition… new year’s resolutions have never exactly been my strong suit.  quite frankly, they’re hard to write, & bound to be disappointing. & let’s be honest, i don’t think i’m ready for any disappointment quite yet. i’d like to think that twenty eleven is a year of opportunity. so instead of making a list of things i’m going to do, that deep-inside i know i probably won’t, i’m making a list of things that i will not do in 2011, in no particular order.

* i will not pretend i’m super mom.
* i will not stop crafting.
* i will not stop saying hell & damn, but i can promise you – that’s the worst of it.
* i will not cut my own bangs.
* i will not stop telling people my mom & sister are my best friends.
* i will not stop loving the target $1 aisle.
* i will not let anything stand in the way of my happiness.
* i will not stop blogging, although i won’t promise that it will be daily.
* i will not maintain my eyebrows on my own.
* i will not stop wishing i could wear my team sparkle skirt daily.
* i will not use my husband’s razor to shave my legs.
* i will not stop loving mocha almond fudge & mint ‘n chip ice cream
* i will not stop trying to teach my children to be kind.
* i will not stop wishing i had a maid & a cook.
* i will not be afraid to get dirty.
* i will not stop going to disneyland weekly.
* i will not stop wishing all my friends lived next door.
* i will not stop loving my dr. pepper chap stick
* i will not forget the truths about motherhood.
* i will not stop traveling. (even if i never travel past utah, at least i’m traveling.)
* i will not let life get me down.
* i will not stop {loving} the oc.
* i will not let having children, stop me from snowboarding.
* i will not stop watching general hospital.
* i will not become a professional karaoke-er.
* i will not leave the toilet seat up.
* i will not stop my virtual friends from becoming real life friends.
* i will not be afraid of being real.
* i will not stop reading.
* i will not stop eating cupcakes.
* i will not stop wishing i could sleep more.
* i will not stop running, biking, swimming,or exercising in general.
* i will not be afraid to be me.
* i will not stop making spontaneous purchases.
* i will not stop ohhhing & ahhhing over my little girl.
* i will not stop eating cookies for breakfast.
* i will not stop trying to break my addiction.

so what will you not do in 2011?

11 comments
Katherine
Katherine

Love it! Keep up the good work--you are an inspiration!

Emily
Emily

I love this take on New Year's resolutions. I think "resolute-nots" are definitely the way to go! (Found your blog thanks to Vanessa over at INeverGrewUp.net--loved the feature!)

Tasha
Tasha

I will not compare myself to other moms. Love the list!

Michelle
Michelle

I love this Kelly! I might just have to borrow this idea!

Heather
Heather

Thanks for such and inspiring post. I had to take the time to sit down and write my own resolute-nots!! Love some of yours!!

Jess
Jess

I'm totally taking your cue for my resolution post. Right. Now.

Abby latiner
Abby latiner

Love this idea. Had no idea you watch gh too. I don't ever miss a day!

Nerina
Nerina

Fabulous...great take on resolutions...Hope all of your dreams come true in 2011 xOxO

Cupcake Activist
Cupcake Activist

I will not stop talking about my dog like she's my kid. **I will not stop eating cupcakes!!

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