***Edited because the stinkin’ link didn’t work!***
I don’t do resolutions. Mostly because I break them and then feel terrible about myself. My self-esteem doesn’t need the yearly hit, thank you very much.
HOWEVER. I’m going to take on a small project for 2013 off of my updated Life List, and I think I’ll stick to it.
See, I love mail. LOVE IT. And I love cards and pretty paper and stationary. LOVE THEM. To the point that Jethro is willing to go to a mall 30 minutes out of the way, just so I don’t hit the one with a Paper Source in it. (SWOON. I have been to heaven and it contains paper in Stardream Quartz and embossing powder…)
BUT, the thing is…I’m terrible at sending cards. I haven’t been on time with a birthday card in years, unless it’s the one I bought on the way to the party. I was late with my wedding thank you cards, I am STILL sending thank you notes and birth announcements five months later and just the other day I found like five Christmas cards I forgot to send out.
I suck at this. I know that.
But 2013 is the year I’m going to get better. Sure, I’m going to lose weight, work out more, eat better, learn something new and do something amazing. I’m going to strive to do all that too. BUT, at the very least, if I fail in all my other endeavors, I will be the card sending, note writing, holiday acknowledging QUEEN of two thousand and mutha-effin’ thirteen.
However, I must be held accountable. And Jethro is not good at this because he will always err in the direction that makes me the least crazy-face. I’m looking at YOU, my dear moppets, to keep me honest.
So here’s what’s going to happen. Here is a link to Postable, an online address book and if you’d like a card from me on your birthday (or in general, because I’ll be sending surprise notes too…) put your address in there. (No worries, it is secure. And I promise not to do anything skeevy with your address, like sign you up for incontinence newsletters or show up unannounced at your door. ) Make sure to include your birthday and you’ll get soemthing from me on (or around) that date! It may be a proper card from the store, it may be a handmade card, it may be a crazy postcard that I picked up from the gas station, it may include stickers, who knows. But it’ll be something and, hopefully, it will be on time.
I have a special calendar set aside to send out cards and notes weekly to keep me organized and I’ll do monthly updates to keep me accountable. Let’s see if I can keep this up and accomplish something off of my Life List.
How’s everyone else’s Life List going? I’ve been putting mine up on Go Mighty, just to keep it in the forefront of my mind. Anyone else have a list on there, or a Life List on your own blog? (Or in your head?) Post it, or links, in the comments and let’s see if we can help each other out!