Just be me. Happy nude year.

A friend posted her status tonight –  spend more time appreciating who and what we have, rather than changing who we are.

Three years ago… i compiled a list things that I want to do more of, or be better at in life. It is posted in my closet and here and then here. I think I am doing a pretty rad job fulfilling these. I love my life. These resolutions will continue to be words of wisdom.

The past two years… i compiled a list of non-goals. Instead of dwelling on resolutions and ways to improve, I focused more on things that I was already doing well and right – and will strive to continue doing them. (here is last year)

Those are my kind of resolutions – I find it interestingly refreshing that these non-goals stay the same from year to year.

Lindsay, you have grown to be a fabulous toddler mom. Still breastfeeding and cloth diapering and babywearing – although not quite as passionately as last year. Eli has grown to be a super silly, snuggly and smart little guy. Other moms continue to open your eyes and mind and heart. Enjoy every minute with your little man (and his super cool dad) and keep surrounding yourself with other like-minded, lovely and positive moms.

Lindsay, you worked really hard this year at your job. Like really hard.  It was not a difficult transition from mat-leave to working-mom. Be proud of that. Never stop being passionate about teaching. Never stop inspiring students and being a role-model for other teachers. Don’t regret loving your job, despite the politics.

Lindsay, you are a good and generous friend (well… mostly!). Don’t stop emailing, commenting, making things for, making cards and send secrets in the mail to people, just to show that you care. I’m sure they wouldn’t mind if you continued to do that. Don’t stop.

Lindsay, you rocked at saving money this year.  You’ve been frugal and thrifty and creative. Things have certainly paid off.

Lindsay, you know how you wanted to limit your Internet time? Don’t stress too much about it. You’ve been trying really hard to turn off the screen when other people are around. Way to go! However… the endless websites you discover inspire you in many different ways. They improve your teaching, find inspiration for your home and artwork, let you communicate daily with family and friends and even make you a little bit of extra cash. Don’t feel bad about exploring and sharing.

Lindsay, you’ve become the master of list-making. And although you get made fun of by your husband for them, he secretly appreciates the lists. Big time. Let’s keep making lots of lists, k?

time to start. let’s go twentythirteen! It only gets better from here. xoxo.

ps. I hope that next year I can re-add being a crafting machine, home decor and getting lost in a book.

pps. I would LOVE to hear your non-goals! Leave a comment.