It's part procrastination and part my perfectionism (which I hardly ever achieve!). I got the grand idea of 12 in 2011 in December. Here it is four weeks later and I'm just now making my first post. I didn't want to do anything until I had everything perfect and exactly how I wanted it. Well, that's what always gets me in trouble!
I always think I need this grand master plan charting all the steps for me to get to my goals. In theory that is good, but the first time I step off my charted path I get frustrated and give up! I originally wanted to make the 12 in 2011 all about making 12 small changes that I keep doing all year long. Then I wrote down my resolutions and realized there are a couple big ones that I really want to accomplish, so maybe I should make it 12 big resolutions that I aim to conquer this year.
My decision is hopefully the new way of thinking for me. I'm making a compromise that doesn't seem perfect, but that I think is actually doable. So there are some small things that I'm going to try to do consistently throughout the year. And there are some big resolutions I am going to work towards achieving. If I complete 12 things total in both of those categories, I think I will be happy! So this is my first step in getting away from the all or nothing way of thinking. I am going to work on changing the way I live to have a better life for me and my family. So hopefully this blog will follow my successes, failures, inspirations and just randomness that goes on in my head! I look forward to 2011, can't wait to see all that it holds.