This is my year to (fill in the blank)

Updated Jun 27, 2014

I don’t remember where, but I read recently the idea to forego New Year’s Resolutions in favor of making the decree that “This is my year to (fill in the blank).”

As someone who’s never been great with the whole resolution thing, I’m willing to give this a shot (though admittedly my husband and I have made some “official” resolutions). But for me, the pull of “This is my year” is that it seems to offer the chance to finally do some of those things I have really wanted to do but haven’t gotten around to, for whatever reason. Maybe I’ll take that trip to Hawaii that’s been on my mind for the past few years. Perhaps I’ll finally pick up a new hobby. The possibilities are pretty much endless.

It also is a little more subjective than a resolution, which means I feel like the chance for failure is less. If I resolve to lose 50 pounds in 2010, what happens if I hit the end of the year and have only lost 20? I’m going to feel bad about myself, even if I know that I worked hard to lose that 20 pounds. So I’m going to make “this my year to” rather than making resolutions.

This is my year to:

Take control of my weight and health

Learn to feel good about myself the way I am

Indulge every once in a while without feeling guilty

Waste less time

Worry less

I hope at the end of the year I’ll be able to look back and say that I’ve accomplished these things, at least on some level. Anyone else out there want to share what their “This is my year” goals are for 2010?