Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Happy New Year!

2012 was a great year in some ways and the hardest year of my life in others.  What I've found is while I don't dwell on the bad things and am happy where I am now, it is hard to remember the good things.  The worst part about that...it was my son's first year of life.  No baby book notes, no journal, nothing.  Luckily, I avidly post about him for my friends and family so when I go back to do a scrapbook for him (on my list of things to do in 2013) I will be able to use that to capture those good memories.  Going forward, I want to do better, but I know my time commitments and journaling for him or scrapbooking for him regularly will not get done.  Then I saw this post that had been shared and re-shared on Facebook...Start the year with an empty jar and fill it with notes about good things that happen during the year.  On New Year's Eve, empty it and remember the good times.  BINGO!  That I can do.  So I have started two jars today, one for each of us.  I cannot wait to fill them up!

Share what shortcuts can you find to fill in those "need/want to-do's" on your New Year's Resolution List so that you can actually keep to them?