I ended this year with a hike with friends. My friend Bobbi took some wonderful pictures of Docker, as usual. She has such a good eye and I feel so lucky that she shares her talent with us. Hiking and friends fit in with my intentions for the new year. I don’t like to set resolutions, because it feels like a failure if I don’t accomplish the things I set out for myself. Instead, these are some of the things I intend to do this year (in no particular order):
- Continued regular exercise (10k steps per day, closing Apple Watch rings, yoga every week, at least once)
- Less (or no) time on Facebook (unless this results in less time spent in person with friends)
- Good boundaries
- Blog meaningfully
- From a list I saw on Twitter:
- Practice self-compassion
- Embrace vulnerability
- Deal with my ego
I hope that is not too many things to think about. I think that all of them are things are important for me in the coming year. If you set intentions or resolutions, I hope you are also able to find ones that are meaningful to your life and that set you up for personal growth and not just a feeling of defeat if you don’t reach them.
I leave you with my oliebollen (Dutch donuts, traditional for New Year’s Day. They are not an intention, but I make them yearly because my husband and kids love them. They are the one thing I deep fry.
Let’s all hope that 2019 treats us better than 2018 did!