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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

Word for the year!

I know that it is nearly February, but I have just come up with my New Years Resolution. I have been meaning to do it for weeks and heaven knows I have a lot to work on, I just never got around to it. That, being said, has a lot to do with my resolve this year. I have read a few other blogs that instead of the traditional list of things to accomplish or do better, etc., they chose a word that they wanted to represent this year. I thought about this concept and decided that it was the best way for me to go about this year's resolution. And the word is...(drum roll please)...
I know, it's a very small word, but it has big, far-reaching implications for me. I have a terrible habit of putting things off until...someday. I didn't know what that someday was, all I did know was that it wasn't right now. Well, my someday has arrived. I can put things off no longer. I cannot wait until that "magical" someday comes and I find out that my road paved with good intentions has led me down a slippery slope to "you-know-where" (this is a G-rated blog!)
There are so many things that I need to DO...The first of which, is not spending so much time on the computer. It has really gotten out of hand and I think my family misses me. So the first thing that I am going to DO is take a week off from this machine. (Yikes!) Yes, a whole week! Kind of like a detox. And then after the week is over, I will gradually re-introduce it into my life and see if I can't control my time a little better. I don't want to have to give it up completely, I really love my computer! But, I love my family even more and there is definitely more that I need to DO for them and for my own personal growth. So, from this point until next Wednesday morning, I am signing off. No email, no blogging, no nothing. So if anyone need to get a hold of me, they need to call on the phone...or, better yet, stop on by.
I have been composing this all day in my head...and it was much better in my mind! I just can never get the thought out of my head and down on the screen like it was in my head. Oh well, not one of my talents, I guess...bummer!
So, that's that. I am off this thing to practice DO-ing uninterrupted for the next week...Wish me luck and I hope that I return next Wednesday with lots of comments about how much you missed me. I will surely miss all of you!


Joanne said...

Wow! I know you won't be reading this for awhile, but I am very impressed. That's such a good resolution, and one that I should probably (okay, definitely) take up as well.

I know I need to take a break from the computer as well. I don't know if I could do it, though. You are a good example.


I'll be interested to see how your week goes. It's a good goal, and congrats if you are reading this one week later- you did it!

Amy and Alex said...

Cute blog! I am just starting, so mine is in progress. It will be fun to keep up after graduation!

Jen Lynn said...

Awesome! To both of those things. I was thinking about that one word for the year idea and I love it. I think I'm gonna do it too. I think my word will be refresh.

It feels so good not to be on the computer doesn't it?? I keep sneaking on, but it feels so good when I'm doing stuff like cleaning my house or playing games with my kids.

We should get together again sometime.

shay said...

Great word---lofty goals....can't wait to hear what you did with your week! We spent ours in the hospital---go read up!!!!! I read a bunch of blogs with the word of the year too...great idea. I should really get on the bandwagon!

Dilgers said...

Just checking to see if you did it...I don't know what it is about the internet but it does just suck you right in.