Now we're nine days into the New Year, and I think instead of listing all the resolutions, and referring back to the list for the next 365 days (or is it 366, because of a Leap Year? I haven't looked that up to verify, but it might just be a Leap Year. This is turning into a tangent, but I think Leap Years are so cool, and they don't get the press and attention they deserve! I mean, how cool that we ignore a 1/4 of a day every year for three years, and then just decided as a society to add it all up and give ourselves an extra day every fourth year! Crazy!)
Ok, back to the actual topic...
Instead of the list, I am opting for a mantra: Be an adult.
This can include breaking all my college habits, like doing laundry and then putting it in a pile. It can include making adult decisions, like should we get a Roth IRA or a Traditional IRA? We might even get a financial planner this year! This can also include big life-changing topics like baby-planning, and breaking ground on our house-building.
If you know me, you know this will never mean being boring, serious and routine. It's just living a bit more responsibly and sustainably (like laundry - it's more sustainable to fold and put away clothes right away, than to leave it in a pile that eventually gets confused with dirty clothes). And I'll come back to the mantra if I am struggling, and spiraling back into the depths of unproductive behavior reminiscent of my twenty-something 'adolescence.'
So far, so good.