(the misadventures of an expatriate corporate dropout)

Monday, December 28, 2009

what I'm hoping for in 2010 ...

I've never been big on resolutions, especially for the New Year. I mean, I've always kind of just tried to do whatever it is I want to do or make a plan for something I want to achieve and then start trying to get to it somehow, whatever the time of year ... NY resolutions always seem so self-abusive somehow...

kind of, "these are all the things wrong with me and/or my life that I must change next year because I've been such a loser this year and gotten all f'd up ... ( e.g., I weigh too much, I drink too much, I don't do this or that right, or I do too much of that )".

so ... for all of you who still have a need for resolutions for yourselves, I have some for you: be kinder to yourself in 2010...dream more...give yourself more attagirls...let go of your regrets...ask yourself how can I versus telling yourself why you shouldn't...stick your tongue out at your fears or better yet, give them a hug (I discovered once I get really cozy with my fears, they really just aren't that scary ... ) ...dream even a little more, I know but its worth repeating (you'll be shocked at what dreaming can lead to ... !!) oh, and here's one ... stop being such a grown-up ALL the time! be silly! try smiling more (I do this even when I'm cranky...its funny how hard it is to stay cranky when your mouth is smiling!)

just love yourselves you beautiful, loveable people! more love never hurt anyone ...




8 comments:

Dazed and Confused.Com said...

I like this post and my resolution is to adopt your resolution.

amy said...

Hear hear. Good suggestions, going easy on ourselves into the New Year!

jadie said...

i particularly like your observation that hugging fears works, and cozying up to them actually makes one realize they are bearable. i resolve to make life sweeter in the coming year, and that will be a good addition! my very best wishes to you for a happy, healthy, and prosperous new year.

Randal Graves said...

Attagirls? What's my gender, chopped liver?

I resolve to change nothing. Now that's easy!

Non Je Ne Regrette Rien said...

heh heh, fellows can give attagirls too ya knowz. and I prefer to think of y'all as foie gras...paté...etc.

jadie...glad you feel the same. and best to you and yours as well.

amy...what the hell, if we don't who will?!

dazed...kind of like 'that's what she said!' ha.

corine said...

i will try to listen to you. sound advice.

Non Je Ne Regrette Rien said...

thanks, corine!

Kathleen said...

Bravissimo!!!