Thursday, January 12, 2012

"One Hundred Resolutions" - Sundowner

Each January, I find myself saying the same thing . . .
This year I will:
* Not do laundry every day
* Stop worrying if I have random unattached hairs on the back of my shirt
* Have Peanut make her own lunch
* Stop checking my email at every red light
* Learn photoshop
* Run outside once a week
* Learn all my account numbers for my credit cards
* Not have the TV on during dinner
* Remember to call my family & friends on their birthdays
* Read a [as in singular - ONE] book
* r e l a x
* Be a better friend
* Never start a sentence with the phrase, "no offense"
* Enjoy the process
44% [you know I love that] of all Americans make "New Years Resolutions".


1. a formal expression of opinion or intention made, usually after voting, by a formal organization, a legislature, a club, or other group. Compare concurrent resolution, joint resolution.
2. a resolve or determination: to make a firm resolution to do something.
3. the act of resolving or determining upon an action or course of action, method, procedure, etc
However, I love the way Gretchin Rubin thinks of NYR's . . . . more like "COMMANDMENTS".
12 Rules [commandments] to strive to keep for the upcoming year.
[kuh-mand-, -mahnd-]
verb have or exercise authority or control over; be master of; have at one's bidding or disposal:or mandate.
2. to direct with specific authority or prerogative; order.
2. to require authoritatively; demand.

So here they are in NO specific oder.
Emz Commandments:
1. Make time for projects.
2. Go outside [enjoy being outside]
3. Stay in touch.
4. Be there. Be Present.
5. Trust my instincts.
6. Be silly. Be spontaneous.
7. Aim higher.
8. Spread joy.
9. Choose not to take things personally.
10. Motivate & encourage others.
11. Be a haven.
12. Be Emz.
[and I just had to share my card from my Peanut for my birthday . . . ]
** Soooooooo **
Did you make any New Years Resolutions?
Any you want to share?


Anonymous said...

Command #13 - Run with Jamoosh
Command #14 - Do not embarrass him.

racing dawn said...

Love •be present•
That's gonna be on my list.
I think you've already got those commandments down. :)
It's gonna be an amazing year!

Haley @ Climb Run Lift Mom said...

Love the EMZ Commandments!!!!!
I'm not a resolution kinda gal. Resolutions in general seem to have a negative connotation for me. Though I do tend to think of the new year as a clean slate to make the next year better by learning from our mistakes we made the previous year.
I love, love, love Peanuts card to you!!!! She is such a sweet girl :) I can't wait to see you all again in February!

Emz said...

Haley....soooo with you on the negative connotation thing!! I love a nice clean slate!
Cannot. Wait. To. See. You!

Mandi Runs said...

Love your commandments, such a great idea!!

Let's go outside together, I will help you like it!

Oh & btw YOUR Peanut is the cutest thing ever. :)

Anonymous said...

I LOVE peanuts card!!!
My "resolution/goal" for 2012 is to try yoga!! Success I just came from my 1st class!

Love you post.

Anonymous said...


I resolve to remind you on December 31 2012 that your 2013 resolutions need to involve Costco somehow.

Emz said...

Must. Must. Run with j mooooooo!!!

Emz said...

You best •be present• in February.

Unknown said...

I want to do more of the things I love to do. I want to think about what I want and not define my happiness by what I don't want.

Ted Braun said...

Fast Don't Lie

Sara said...

LOVE this post and your card!! :)

Happy New Year! :)

Shellyrm ~ just a country runner said...

That was awesome.

I really think my only resolution or commandment is to TRY.

Marlene said...

Best card ever, and great resolutions!

Danielle C. said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the card (I'm finally catching up on blogs from the last crazy week. ;)

BE PRESENT is my favorite one, it's on my fridge in I can always remember to be present in the moment, to recognize how *I* am feeling since that is all I can "control".

I knew Peanut was awesome, but after this weekend...she is beyond awesome!!!! :)

Fruit Fly said...

No chocolate. No candy. If I successfully stick to it throughout 2012 ... I'll have TWENTY freaking years under my belt without it. Perhaps in 2013 I'll go see a shrink!

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