30 12 / 2012

My Non-New Year’s-Resolution Resolution
I was reading a blog post by The Minimalists called "Real Priorities", in which the authors asked what “banal, tedious, mundane tasks eat up most of your time.” It then went on to say that it is those tasks that are ones true priorities because they are the items that we allow to fill our time.
True priorities fill our time. 
Truth be told, most of my day is filled with banality… Facebook, work emails, online classes, etc. I wish I could say my time was eaten up in bonding moments with my children, or romantic tenderness with my boyfriend, or even enjoying life’s opportunities. But I can’t. 
And that needs to change.
I thought I was going to lose my dad a few days before Christmas when he unexpectedly ended up in the E.R. For a couple days, every phone call was scary. No one knew what was going on - not my dad, or my mom, or even the doctors… (and don’t get my mom started on the hospital ineptness!). But not only did he end up okay, my parents still made the drive down to San Diego to make sure they spent Christmas with us.
True priorities show in our actions, not in our talk.
So, although I am against making New Year’s resolutions, I am making a lifestyle resolution, and that’s to truly make my priorities count: my girls, my family, my man, and my friends.
Because those are my true priorities.

My Non-New Year’s-Resolution Resolution

I was reading a blog post by The Minimalists called "Real Priorities", in which the authors asked what “banal, tedious, mundane tasks eat up most of your time.” It then went on to say that it is those tasks that are ones true priorities because they are the items that we allow to fill our time.

True priorities fill our time. 

Truth be told, most of my day is filled with banality… Facebook, work emails, online classes, etc. I wish I could say my time was eaten up in bonding moments with my children, or romantic tenderness with my boyfriend, or even enjoying life’s opportunities. But I can’t. 

And that needs to change.

I thought I was going to lose my dad a few days before Christmas when he unexpectedly ended up in the E.R. For a couple days, every phone call was scary. No one knew what was going on - not my dad, or my mom, or even the doctors… (and don’t get my mom started on the hospital ineptness!). But not only did he end up okay, my parents still made the drive down to San Diego to make sure they spent Christmas with us.

True priorities show in our actions, not in our talk.

So, although I am against making New Year’s resolutions, I am making a lifestyle resolution, and that’s to truly make my priorities count: my girls, my family, my man, and my friends.

Because those are my true priorities.