Sunday, 8 January 2012

This Year I'm Going To...

My resolutions for this year are to live, laugh and love. That's it.

Every year I make the same resolutions to find an agent, get published, lose weight, eat more healthily, etc. Then, the other day when I was sitting in my shed, I noticed this sign Rob bought me a few months ago.

I do spend a lot of time thinking about, planning, working on my writing. I do exercise, by walking the dog and sometimes by messing about on the Wii with my daughter; I eat well, but also eat chocolate and drink wine some evenings; I work hard at my job, but I love it. I don't have an agent and haven't yet seen my books in the shops, but apart from the few things I still hope for, I do have a great life.

So, instead of wanting more, this year my only resolutions (while I still work hard at my writing, of course) is to Live, Laugh, Love and make sure I enjoy every damn moment.

32 comments:

Jenny Beattie said...

I think that's a great attitude. I've been berating myself for all the things I haven't achieved over the last TWO years but it doesn't help, does it? I have done things anyway, just not the things I thought or hoped they might be!

I think those resolutions are perfect.

Fee said...

Hear hear!!

Debs Carr said...

Jenny - thanks. I always seem to be trying to keep up with all the aims that I set myself and tend to forget the things I do achieve. x

Fee - thanks. x

Sue Guiney said...

Debs, this shows an amazing amount of mental health :-)
Excellent resolution and one which I should take on board, too.

B.E. Sanderson said...

Sounds like an excellent resolution. I hope you have a lot to enjoy in 2012. =o)

Debs Carr said...

sue - thanks. Sometimes it's hard to stop and enjoy what we already have, especially when we're so busy trying to achieve so much.x

b e - Thank you. You too.x

Beth Elliott said...

Sometimes the best things are the simplest. It sounds as if you're set for a good year. And you'll write because that is something writers can't help doing.

Jean Bull said...

What a great resolution! Something that you can really achieve! Have a wonderful New Year!

Anonymous said...

Have a lovely 2012 Debs and hope all good things happen for you, Cesca x

Faye said...

The older we get, the easier it is to let go of so many expectations and demands we make on ourselves. Going after perfection is unrealistic. Better to go by your rules to live, love, and laugh, Debs.

Kate Hardy said...

Good for you, Debs - and may it be a brilliant year for you x

Kaye Manro said...

Now that's a great way of looking at life, Debs. I'd like to adopt it for myself as well.

And it does look to me like you are doing great. I think our goals are always with us any way. So Live Laugh Love seems to help get us through and take off the pressures we place on ourselves to do, do, do!

Thank you for being here and sharing who you are.

Poppy Taylor said...

I think that's a lovely resolution to make. You sound really happy and contented and that's great.

Definitely a resolution that's worth keeping and one I'd like to make too.

Anita Chapman said...

Happy New Year to you and your family Debs! Great idea - how could anyone go without wine/chocolate? Recently I've decided that going for a long walk somewhere with nice scenery is so much more uplifting than going to the gym/ running etc. Hope to see you at an RNA event soon. X

Chris Stovell said...

Excellent - and a well-timed reminder to us all to concentrate on what's really important.

Debs Carr said...

Thanks ladies. I love this sign and have it pinned up in. Y shed. It's a perfect reminder to me to remember the important every day stuff.x

Janice Horton said...

Happy New Year Debs! I love your sign and do think it's a poignant message for us all - to take the pressure off and let the good times roll!

Cassam said...

I think that's a great way to begin 2012 and while you're not striving to achieve all those other things they may just happen anyway. Hope they do.

Carol said...

I think those are perfect resolutions and ones that you could live your life by!

C x

Diane Fordham said...

That is so nice Debs .. wishing you that and then some x

liz fenwick said...

Perfect!
lx

Rosemary Gemmell said...

The only resolution worth having, Debs! Everything else will probably fall into place because of it.

Talli Roland said...

That's fantastic, Debs! I'm going to do much the same, and focus on the things I can control.

Debs Carr said...

Thank you so much, lovely ladies.x

TF said...

Live, laugh and love seems like a good motto to me :-)

Anna Scott Graham said...

Beautiful!! Exactly what this world needs more of!!!

Debs Carr said...

Thanks, TF & Anna.x

Flowerpot said...

That is a brilliant way to start the new year Debs. We should all emulate you! xx

Mama J said...

Sounds like a great plan for the year.

Debs Carr said...

flowerpot - thank you. x

mama j - hopefully I'll stick to it!

Suzanne Jones said...

Fabulous goal. Very happy 2012 to you.

XX

Debs Carr said...

suzanne - thank you. Happy New Year to you too. x