Saturday, 1 January 2011

New Year resolutions aren't my style ...

So here we are at the start of a brand spanking new year. Ahead of us lie endless possibilities, countless opportunities and bucket loads of creativity, right? Well yes, but I can honestly say that can't remember the last time I made any New Year resolutions. It's not that I think I'm perfect and that nothing needs to change. Far from it in fact. It's more that all my good intentions made on 1st January, are thrown out of the nearest window by the 15th! It's not that I lack will-power either. It's just that I get bored and distracted easily. Now if only there were some kind of project that could encourage me to try something new, could motivate me to broaden my horizons, to develop new skills, to actually LIVE life rather than just dream about it. Oh, if only there were such a thing ...

Well guess what? There is ... there's NEW52 ... an idea conceived by Christine (Listgirl Designs) and Peppermint (One Little Bird). It's aim is simple ... to try something new each & every week of 2011. It doesn't have to be a BIG, life-changing "new", it could be something as simple as trying a new flavour of soup for lunch or changing the colour of your eye-shadow. But it could be something big, something like a new job, a new home or a new love! Whatever your "new" thing is, document it. Blog about it, Tweet about it, journal about it and maybe, just maybe, scrap about it.

So this is it. This is me going public and committing to NEW52 throughout 2011. I'm really looking forward to sharing all my "news" with you and I hope that if, somewhere along the way, you decide to join in, you too will share your "news" with me. If you're interested in learning more about NEW52 then you'd be a wise person to check out both Peppermint's & Christine's blogs. Both of which I hope will inspire you to try something NEW this year!

10 comments:

kym said...

Sue, I totally agree with you. I have never been into new year's resolution. Don't know why? I did see Peppermint's blog about NEW52 and thought that was a great idea. I'll have to think about it. Breaking out of my box may be a good thing. Happy New Year!

Meg B. said...

Oh boy!!! I can't wait to start :) Lol this is the first year I'm really trying to commit to doing P365, that will go great with this!

Nini said...

Hi Sue!!!!
So glad to be back and make a stop to read your blog again!
well.... I admit it, I love making new year resolutions to mark the changes brought by the new year and in the hopes that I can achieve some positive changes in my life..... Not so easy keeping them all though! ;) Work in progress, i you know what I mean!
Happy New Year to you my friend and wishing you peace, love and happiness!!!!
(((hugs)))

listgirl said...

Awesome Sue! Can't wait to share our "new" adventures!

Christine

Sally Keller said...

you are my hero!!! I may just have to join you on this journey!!! ♥♥♥

Linda said...

Sue, I love this idea! I'm totally in! 52 new things this year...sounds great!

faery-wings said...

Sue-- thanks for posting this. i am going to combine this with my Word of the Year. Thanks to Christine and peppermint too :)

Peppermint said...

Aww, I love everything that you said here - it's so true. I've never been much for resolutions either. A few years ago I decided that if I Was going to make them that they'd be broad, attitude-based resolutions - like to not hold grudges, or to be more optimistic. Then I just gave up on the whole idea all together. Now I just think of the new year as a clean slate and try to let go and start anew every 1/1.

Helen said...

ohhh..I am excited .. I am excited for you! This is great! I can't wait to cheer you on for 52 weeks! I am right behind you ;)

neat freak said...

me neither Sue, I never make them, but am going to be interested in your NEW52 experiences!

Lorraine :)