2012 Goals – Bring it on!

So you knew this post was bound to come. Four days into the new year and the thought on everyone’s mind is “What are YOUR New Year’s Resolutions??”. After the stroke of midnight, when the drinks had been toasted and the party poppers popped and the fireworks adequately oohed and ahhed over, the question was raised. Sam put it out there in a sort of game-show host kind of way and we each went around in a circle declaring what it was that we wanted 2012 to be for us. He got to me quicker than I expected, and I panicked, still drunk on the high of the disbelief that we were minutes into a brand new year and some very good champagne. I blurted out the first thing that popped into my head. “QUIT SUGAR” Silence followed and I nervously started to explain “…you see I read this book and it all makes sense…” I trailed off. But, they had already moved on, laughing at my mother’s typical goal of wanting grandchildren-and-not-the-furry-kind with a pointed look at myself. Phew. However, once the last person had left, the leftover food packed away, the dogs sufficiently cuddled and the final dish had been placed into the dishwasher, I started to think about the very public declaration I had just made. WHAT had I been thinking? You see, I’ve never been good with New Year’s Resolutions. There is a very definitive type of pressure that comes with being a New Year’s Resolution – they’re all shiny and exciting and new with the hope and promise of helping you become a BETTER...