New year – again already?

New year’s resolutions! Yay. woohoo! happy days!
It’s ok, no need to panic: I make them, break them and move on without looking back.

Here’s the lot for this year;

1 ) Yoga

2 ) Less sugar

I know, boring boring, but it’s all about energy levels.

3 ) LAUGH more

4 ) Worry less

5 ) Love more

6 ) Parent with gusto, not with precision

7 ) Write lots

8 ) Let people into my life without worrying that the house is filthy

9 ) Like myself a whole lot more

10 ) More music, more books

11 ) Acknowledge that life is complicated and enjoy that rather than trying to sort it out all the time (does this translate as stop being such a control freak? I think so)

12 ) Blog less or more, depending – and don’t wait until I have an awesome or relevant photo or illustration to blog with (eg. see above – that’s our back gate – completely irrelevant in this context, but I really do love it.)

13 ) Turn 40 !!

That doesn’t seem too hard – does it?

Maybe the sugar one was made to be snapped in two like a dried out old stick (hand me that block of green and black’s peppermint chocolate) but the others are just part of an on going manifesto for my life. Really, it could all be summed up in one resolution:

1) Ease up, girl.

Happy new year to my lovely readers. Have an easy one. You rock my socks.

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17 Responses

  1. Happy New Year to you as well! That’s a great list, and great advice which I will try to follow as well. Especially #10… I’m always happier when there’s something playing and I have a book in my hands.

  2. Lilika says:

    Moisturize moisturize!! Play and play some more. Then play again :)Happy New Year! I hope this one will be amazing 🙂

  3. Lilika says:

    OH!! I forgot – more gardening, more dancing and more singing and playing of instruments!

  4. devin says:

    i know that i don’t know you, but you strike me as the type of woman who would SO let someone into your life despite a filthy house, or a mom who would totally parent with gusto and not precision. and i have never ever gotten the feeling, from reading your posts and tweets, that are a worrier, and i would believe you laughed all the time, every day! you seem like the exact opposite of me, but after reading these, maybe…we’re twins? 🙂 i need to ease up, too. AND i was born in 1972, thus a big birthday this year. great resolutions. cheers to 2012!

  5. claudia says:

    Oh my, I love no 8. Sigh.I could copy and paste the whole list for me (besides no13). Thank you and best wishes for 2012!Ah: sing more and learn piano would be on my personal wishlist too.

  6. tania says:

    I like that. Really, REALLY like that!’Ease up girl’, huh? Best resolution I’ve heard yet. Happy 2012s to you, Lovely.

  7. Becky says:

    I love your back gate too. Now I have gate envy.

  8. Anja says:

    Not very hard, and still quite hard, isn’t it? Life is complicated, indeed. My resolution is go for more walks. Trickier than it sounds like.

  9. Maddy says:

    Love your resolutions and your gate, I too will be embracing the stress-less-enjoy-more philosophy this year… like right now when I want to cut and paste this comment into work to spell check, no more I say! Happy New Year xxx

  10. Saskia says:

    Green & blacks peppermint chocolate… mmmm… popping that on my shopping list now. Love the gate (especially the flower). Happy New Year!

  11. Kirsty says:

    Lovely, lovely life list. Just wish you were “easing up” in a suburb near me. I shall also be working on all those things on your list including the turning 40 bit….argh!

  12. tamara says:

    Love your gate, your resolutions, and your taste in chocolate and (judging by the sidebar over there… ) books!My resolutions are broadly encompassed by your last one, too… with an added side of ‘FOCUS!’…just to get the procrastination over with.

  13. Lex says:

    Dear Clare,Have a wonderful year! Hope all your resolutions work out. I am with you on reducing the sugar :)All the bestLex (Melbourne)

  14. Ribbu says:

    Wow. We have the exact same list. I especially like “Blog less or more, depending.” I couldn’t decide between the two either.Happy 2012. Love keeping up with you, however marginally and bloggily.

  15. Tina says:

    Hey Loobylou,Just discovered you, sitting @Auckland airport on way home to Sydney.Love your list…sounds like me only turned 49 this year (really? 49? Why does this freak me out?).Well done for realizing not to sweat the small things….it’s taken me a bit longer. Must show my daughter your gorgeous illustrations .


  16. theaxx says:

    I like number 9… very very important !:)thea.xx


  17. Deborah says:

    This could be my exact list….except I only make one resoution a year and that is not to have more than one resolution a year.

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