The first year it was to read every day. I did not accomplish that due to a medical issue - a severe allergy attack that left me in and out of it for days. I regret that I didn't read a book a couple of those days, but I also have allowed myself to understand that it was okay, and I did not fail.
This last year, I vowed not to pay more than $13.99 for a book, Nook or otherwise. Hooray for me, I did it. Well, okay, hold on. I did not pay more than $13.99 for a book for me. I think that is okay. I did not overindulge for myself. Which brings me to the number one thing I resolve this year.
1) I resolve not to OVER-indulge in myself at Prospector. It is very important that I do this. It is very important that I can prove that I can do this. I will test myself soon, as I have a gift credit there for $23.00 that I need to use soon.
2) I resolve to continue to be a good person. I will do good for others, continue to put all others before myself, and work hard not to speak ill of those whom I harbor ill feelings toward. I cannot stop the ill feelings. I know that. I have a right to them and to my opinions. I do not have the right to speak ill of people though. No one does. We share this beautiful earth with one another for a reason.
3) I resolve to continue to love my Earth. I am grateful to Mother Earth and all she has given me. I was able to venture out today on my skis into my Grandfather's field and give thanks for my upbringing, my love of art, music, and nature. I came home and made a fantastic roast made from potatoes, carrots, peas, onion, moose meat, and rice. Oh man was it good and was I myself for allowing Mother Earth to provide it for me.
4) I will continue to try and read everyday and continue to be conscious of what I am spending on them.
Finally, I vow to obtain knowledge without the use of technology. Not all year of course, but at least once. I recently read a quote about technology not being as important as knowledge. I am reading a book that is for another post - but it is really making me think twice about wonderful things like "dictionary.com" and other online research.
I have listed far too many resolutions. As I said before, I do not believe in them exactly. I have made two resolutions in my midst of listing 5. I will not over indulge at Prospector and I will obtain knowledge without using technology. The others were recapped and vows to continue previous years' resolutions.
To all of you, Good Luck in keeping your resolutions and have a great year. I believe in 2011 and what it may bring. I do not believe in regrets - chin up and take what is coming to you - make it good, make it bad - the choice is ultimately yours and how you react will decide your level of happiness.