In 2012, I resolve to…

There’s something about the new year that brings hopes to all that we have survived a year (good or bad) and have another year to look forward to. I read this quote from someones’s FB post on New Year’s eve.

“A New Year is like a blank book. The pen is in your hands. It is your chance to write a beautiful story for yourself.”

So on 1 Jan 2012, I’m doing the customary New Year resolutions and penning down some of the things that I want to achieve for year.

Be contented. Be thankful. Be grateful.

I think I saw the worst of me in 2011. The circumstances and situations in my life were, well …less than ideal and many a times, I found myself being bitter and angry at people and the events that happened to me.

I don’t want to be that person anymore. So for the New Year, I’m reminding myself that instead of thinking about the could have beens, I’m going to live day by day being grateful and thankful for what I have. And yes, having a contented spirit.

Build deeper and more meaningful relationships. 

Like most parents, the arrival of a baby also means good bye to your social life. Things are better now that Sophie is two years old. But having said that, a child has added another dimension of who I am now as a Mom and should not deter me from maintaining or building relationships with my friends.

So I resolve to make myself more available and yes perhaps hold back from talking non-stop about Sophie and be more involved in the lives of my friends and build deeper and more meaningful relationships. And yes that includes my relationship with hubby dearest too.

Having a healthy body and mind and soul.

I am hardly what you called a domesticated wife. I do enjoy cooking now and then, but the thought of washing and cleaning puts me off so much that I just go for the easy way out and eat out or pack dinner back. Coupled with my poor food choices (Yes confession is good for the soul), I have been putting on weight and resolve to shed it in the New Year.

So in 2012, I’m planning to cook healthy and hearty meals for the family and also yes get the body movin.

And to add to the list

  • Taking time for myself and doing the things I enjoy like baking, crafts, reading, etc
  • Travel to at least 2 countries this year
  • Be more organized, especially on the home front
  • Learn to manage my time better
  • Sleep more
  • Laugh even more
  • Love my family unconditionally!

What’s on your 2012 New Year’s Resolution list?

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  1. Vivienne Lim January 2, 2012 at 10:58 am Reply

    Love this!

  2. Susan Koh January 2, 2012 at 2:52 pm Reply

    Made any New Year’s resolutions yourself?

  3. Kiddothings January 2, 2012 at 9:36 pm Reply

    Great resolutions! Here’s wishing you all the best in following through with them! Happy 2012! 🙂

    • Susan January 3, 2012 at 7:43 am Reply

      Thanks and Happy New Year to you too!

  4. Vivienne Lim January 2, 2012 at 11:26 pm Reply

    Somewhere along the line of yours, decide that working my ass off is not the way to go..

  5. Ai Sakura January 3, 2012 at 9:36 am Reply

    Good luck with your resolutions this year 🙂 By the way, where do you stay? I’m serious about playdates! haha

    • Susan January 3, 2012 at 11:29 am Reply

      Thanks! I’ve dropped you an email on the play date. But the weekends leading to CNY is pretty packed with a list of things to do starting with spring cleaning and shopping, etc.

  6. Lee Lee January 3, 2012 at 2:54 pm Reply

    Wow Susan. Great resolutions. Mine is to stay healthy both in the body and soul.

    • Susan January 3, 2012 at 9:14 pm Reply

      Great resolutions there Lee Lee. We usually only think of having a healthy body but having a healthy soul is equally if not more important.

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