I’m a list person. I can make a list for pretty much anything; chores, groceries, people to call back, you name it. So making my list of New Year’s resolutions is a natural undertaking for me. In fact, it has become an annual tradition. I can’t remember a year when I didn't make a list of New Year’s resolutions, or multiple lists for that matter. Sometimes I keep them, sometimes I don’t. I guess that’s the way it goes when it comes to resolutions. What I've realized in my years of lists is that resolutions are about change, but true resolutions are about persistence. Real change happens in small persistent steps more often than in big dramatic ones. So this year, for the first time, I’ve decided not to make a list. No grandiose promises or unrealistic expectations. Instead, I’m just going to resolve to continue doing what I’m doing - trying my best, messing up, recovering, evolving and enjoying the ride along the way. This way I can make small changes to improve myself without worrying about crossing big changes off my list. Happy 2010 everyone.
AUTHOR: Bex Urban