Friday, January 20, 2012

12 in 12

A few nights ago, I was thinking about my list of New Years Resolutions.  For some reason, I got all wrapped up in the number twelve.  I don’t usually strive to have the same number of resolutions as the year (thankfully, otherwise 1999 would have been a BUSY year), but something about 2012 has caused me to sort of fixate on twelves.  It started because I was thinking about my fitness goals for the year.  I started to reign in my eating habits at the beginning of December.  I recommitted to Weight Watchers, and focused on eating like a normal, healthy person, rather than a slightly out of control pregnant/nursing mama.  Which has gone GREAT!  I seriously suffered sugar withdrawal the first few days, but since then, I’ve been feeling so much better.  Generally much less irritable, and of course, rather pleased with myself for doing good things for my body.  Anyway, I was thinking, “I will end up wearing size 12 jeans this year, I just know it.”  Which led me to the idea of “12s in 12.”  

I didn’t want 12 resolutions, because that seems like too many.  I take my resolutions seriously, and 12 is just not achievable.  So I decided to come up with a list of twelve things I am happily anticipating.  Twelve things about this year from which I expect general awesomeness.  I have to say, I sort of drew a blank after about #9, so it was a fun challenge to round out the list.  Bikes and trains came to me in the middle of the night one night.  

Turns out, “Twelve in 12” is totally a *thing* on the interwebs.  I guess people are generally suckers for a dozen of something.

So, here’s my list.

  1. Swimming lessons for Miles
  2. Noah starting to talk
  3. Movies : The Hobbit, Breaking Dawn Part II, The Hunger Games
  4. The New Library Opening
  5. Spending time on my archives project
  6. Trips and visits to meet new little people, possibly to LA and/or Portland, and a trip to Disneyworld
  7. Size 12
  8. Taking more family photos, some with Rhee
  9. Exploring local trains
  10. Noah turning 1, so we can take family bike rides
  11. All the perks of weaning Noah (though this one also makes me sad at the same time)
  12. Pitching a tent in the back yard this summer

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