Tuesday, January 02, 2007

My New Year's Resolution

Yea! Happy New Year! Oh wait, it is January 2nd? I've missed New Year's Day?

It could be worse. I count being one day late as getting closer to being on track. At least we are not a week late, right? (For those of you who thought we dropped you off our Christmas Letter List, don't worry, the problem is that we just haven't sent it yet... oh wait, I mean we haven't even written it yet. Then we will send it.)

Now, as to a New Year's Resolution... I typically don't make these. My A-type personality dictates that I should be setting goals and accomplishing outlined objectives all year round. This I do. Granted, the past 9 sleep-deprived months have caused many of my goals to fall by the wayside. And then there were the prior 9 months where I got lazy about some goals, using the pregnancy excuse and the fact that I was in Japan.

In any case, here is my official "New Year's Resolution"
Be more fashionable.

As I sit here in my REI zip-off travel pants/shorts that I bought when I was 3 months pregnant and an un-matching shirt, I realize that this goal is important. Plus, every morning I end up grabbing whatever combination of shirt and pants fit me, rather than ones that match. It turns out that loosing "pregnancy weight" isn't the issue. It's regaining the pre-pregnancy shape. When I dressed up for Dan's work's Christmas party (oh wait, no, that was an "employee appreciation dinner"), I realized that while my formal dresses actually fit me, they didn't look good until I added a corset underneath. Here I thought that Southern Belles of the past wore corsets because of vanity and to get a man. Turns out they were necessary items of clothing after having children. So, yes, my strange shape is contributing to my lack of fashionability.

Angela and Dan in Narrow Entry Way

Of course, it's not like I have been fashionable in the past. I just don't have the eye for it. Plus, it is hard to find clothes that fit me as I am 5'10" tall. So when I would find clothes that fit, I would buy them simply for that fact, not because they looked particularly fashionable. But no more! Now that I am a 30-year-old young professional and mother, I need practical, attractive, well-fitting clothes.

So, that is my New Year's Resolution. I'll let you know how it goes. Other stuff on the horizon (besides completing our 2006 Christmas Letter) include: the January Caffeine Reduction Plan, completing those pesky pre-30-years-old goals, working on my pre-32 goals, achieving a work/life balance, organizing my photos, and, of course, exercising more.

1 comment:

Angela Hines said...

Ahhh...so you have discovered the beauty of the "sucker-inner". They are my best friend. Or, at least are when I'm not pregnant...now it's hopeless...