Thursday, January 1, 2009

Ahhh....Resolutions!


I thought about this long and hard today. What was going to be my resolution? I could do the obligatory diet/exercise, but I'm already on that kick (24 lbs!)




Then it hit me on a dreaded trip to a family member's house today. There are certain things in this life that we are obliged to do, see family, work, taxes etc. They aren't pleasant, but we're adults and adults have responsibilities.




So, while I sat in the car today, listing all the horrible things that could happen at the residence that we were going to, it occurred to me to just let it go. Whatever happens, happens. I can't control what people do, I can only control how I react to them. So, that's what I did. I recognized my feelings, embraced and then released them. I suddenly felt completely buoyant.




That is what I resolve to do this year and years to come. Recognize, Embrace, and Release. I will just keep going along me way. It reminds me of Dory in the Pixar movie "Finding Nemo"







"Just keep swimming"

"Just keep swimming"

"Swim, swim, swim"

"Just keep swimming"






That's some pretty strong advice coming from a fish.


Some of my less epiphany-inducing resolutions are:


I will learn to knit this year if it KILLS me!


I will try Yoga or some other mind/body/spirit thing. (And not at home, at a class with an instructor... or life coach... or sensei... or psychiatrist or... whatever)



There you have it, what I plan on doing this New Year. Namaste!


19 comments:

Jamie said...

Dory is AWESOME! That's the best advice I've heard in a while actually even if it is coming from a fish.

Good luck learning to knit. I learned from my brother's fiancee and one of those $8 kits from Walmart. It took me almost a year but I'm doing the ever elusive (according to my brother's fiancee anyway) purl stitch.

Kimmy said...

I. Totally. LOVE. DORY!!!!!!! She is the cutest! And puts a smile on my face every time! What a great NY resolutions! I think I need to do the exact same cause I have the same problem. Good luck with yours :o)

Tori_z said...

Excellent resolution! :)

I never bother making them... I'll only brake them anyway! ;)

R Susanna said...

I'm with you and Dory, just keep swimming, swim swim swim! I don't know about the yoga, I tried it and it's too slow. Maybe if they came out with heavy metal yoga.....I know its supposed to be relaxing, but if they could just pick up the pace a little.

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The Blue Ridge Gal said...

We have watched that movie more times than I can count and laugh at Dory every single time... she's such a blue. lol

Queenie Jeannie said...

Sounds like you are on an enlightened path!! Make 2009 your bestest year ever!!!!

For what it's worth, I suck at knitting but love to crochet!

Cammie said...

first off, congrats on 24lbs....and 2nd....sounds like you have a great plan for the year! Just keep swimming!!

IB said...

Good stuff, Irish. Congrats!

IB

Becky said...

What a great goal. A lesson we should all learn from a fish....

Anna Lefler said...

That's awesome! I need to follow the same advice (in a big way). I will remember that.

As for knitting, it's EVIL. I say this with first-hand experience. You're too good for the knitting!

XO

Anna

Intense Guy said...

For my new years resolution, I am going to find out how Dory and I are related...

:)

Grand Pooba said...

Great resolutions! On congrats on losing 24 pounds! Way to go!

Happy New Year! I hope you reach your goals!

heathersister said...

24 lbs. That if freakin' awesome. You go girl.

My whole family is freakin' nuts (except me and Heather, just ask her) and that is kinda what we have to do to survive. Of course we have each other to lean on and that helps. Good luck with it. Once you realize that is what you need to do it can be done. So, how did the visit go?

Call Me Cate said...

Recognize, Embrace, and Release. I like it. Congrats on the 24 lbs!

ChicagoLady said...

Good luck with your resolutions. When you're a fish, all you can do is keep swimming or die. Kinda the same for people. Just keep living, or die.

Recognize, Embrace, and Release. Good idea.

LadyStyx said...

Congrats on the 24 pound loss!

Im horrid with resolutions so I dont bother with them anymore.

My Side of the Story! said...

I'm going to remind you of that whole "Recognize, Embrace, and Release" thing next time I forget to take out the trash...

We'll see how well it works. LMAO!

Rebecca Jo said...

Seems like a simple resolution - but its very deep! Alot in little words!!!

And you can knit!!! I promise! You'll love it!