Happy New Year

“I think the hardest part of a new year is remembering to write the correct year on your checks.”

When a new year rolls around, the first thing everyone thinks about are resolutions. Going on a diet is always first on the list, eating better, yadda yadda yadda, but why make any resolutions if you aren’t going to really truly keep them?  It must be me, but I don’t make them any more. Everyone starts off the new year with great stride trying to keep to their resolutions, but it fizzles out within a month.  “Dieting” gets boring when that chocolate donut looks good and you actually eat it, “be a better person” goes down the drain when you curse at the first person who cuts you off in the parking lot, or “save money” gets flushed down the drain when you find that purse that you “have” to buy.

I have to chuckle at those who make a huge deal about their resolutions have have to tell everyone what they are.  They talk about them all the time, but in the end, they too fail at keeping them.  Why can’t you just actually BE a better person, each and every day?  Be nice to those around you!  Make it a habit to do so, and it becomes part of your every day routine, and not something “hard” to do.

I have always been a firm believer that “if you WANT to do SOMETHING, DO IT”.  You hear people all the time say, I wish I had more time to read a book.  Geez, this one is easy to fix, MAKE the time to sit down quietly and read a chapter!  Whether it’s 10 minutes you set aside to read every day, just do it.  Stop talking about it!  It drives me nuts when you hear people talk about “one day” I’m gonna do _______.  Make the time to do it!

When a new year approaches and we turn yet another page on the calendar, one of the things that are high on everyone’s list is getting organized.  Organization takes some skill, and not everyone has the knack to organize.  If you want to organize something, ask a friend to help you, or look up some great tips on Pinterest for inspiration.  One little thing that I did a few months ago to organize the cabinet where I keep all the bags, foil, and saran wrap etc., was to get those cheap plastic magazine holders and stand up all of my long wrap boxes in them.  This has been a lifesaver as I no longer have to hunt for the box I want!

With organization in mind, I created for all of you some little Blog Post Lists to help you organize your upcoming posts!  I don’t know about you, but when I get an idea for a blog post, I write it down on a little sticky note….. well, I am being invaded with sticky notes posted all over the wall where my laptop is, so I wanted to get rid of them and replace them.  So, let’s start off the new year with organized blog posts!  Get your ideas written down on these little lists and it will help you organize your weekly posts. Click here to see what I created for you: START OFF THE NEW YEAR WITH ORGANIZED BLOG POSTS!

Happy New Year to all of you, and if you have made some resolutions for this year, I wish you luck & hope you keep them.  Just remember, no matter what you want to do in life, like find time to read that book, save some extra cash, or take a cake decorating class, you won’t ever be able to get these done if YOU don’t make & take the time to do them. Don’t let life pass you by, experience it!

And, don’t forget that your checks need 2014 on them now! LOL