I’m so irresolute.

on January 5, 2010 in Ze Bloggy Goodness with 17 comments by

No New Year’s Resolutions for me. Not a one.

I can’t do it this year.

I couldn’t recap 2009. And now I can’t pressure 2010.

I’m gonna shoot you straight, blogmie.

I’m a failure. A total ultimate no-way-around-it failure. [I know. I’m shattering your belief in my personal perfection. Sorry.] But it’s true. I’m terrible at a lot of things. [And this isn’t false humility begging for comments about how great I am. Seriously. Don’t do it.]

Cause there are things that I’m good at. Examples? If you insist.

  • folding fitted sheets,
  • cooking,
  • painting my own nails,
  • playing soccer,
  • making myself laugh,
  • making my friends laugh,
  • reading books from start to finish,
  • and a few others.

I’m willing to confess that I’m good at some things. But using January 1st as a launching point towards a better Annie has yet to be one of them.

AnnieBlogs: Failing at New Year’s Resolutions Since 1980

I kid, but you get what I’m talking about, right? This is just me saying that maybe this year, instead of making resolutions that I ABSOLUTELY promise I will complete and then proceed to fail miserably and being so discouraged that I failed again, I’m just not going to do it.

Now listen. Resolutions may work great for you because you are disciplined and enjoy the restart of January 1st. I think that’s awesome if that’s you. I can appreciate that you are that way.

I’m just not.

And I’m not going to treat January 1, 2010 as any more than another day. We had a great weekend in Nashville (an absolute deluge of engagements over Christmas [which is awesome], brunches, parties, birthdays, new friends moving to town, etc.) and I didn’t sit down one time and make “goals” or “plans” or “resolutions.”

Because I just want to LIVE 2010.

I don’t want a list to complete or a set of resolutions to accomplish. I want 365 chances to really live.

Sure, I have things I want to see happen this year. I have dreams. Goals. Plans.

But I’m going to try something different in 2010. I’m just going to give those few things to God. And I’m not going to put pressure on this Annie to do anything more than live today well. For God. For others.

AnnieBlogs: LIVING TODAY WELL since 2010

I like that.


  1. LD
    posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 9:43 AM  |  reply

    Will you teach me how to fold fitted sheets? I’ve just never been able to figure that out.

  2. posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 10:14 AM  |  reply

    I like that too. Mr. Darcy (the bird) would be proud.

    And folding fitted sheets? I’m impressed.

  3. Debs
    posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 10:16 AM  |  reply

    Loved your post! As for me…re-read “The Prayer of Jabez” and found myself just asking for a little more…eyes and ears to wait on God to bring the opportunites…I desire for Him to send me people who have ears to hear…I talk a lot…but who really hears? My best to you Annie as you live out each day!

  4. posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 10:33 AM  |  reply

    Yea, can we get a video tutorial of the fitted sheet thing? Because I’d watch you over Martha Stewart any old day.

  5. Merideth Schoolcraft
    posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 10:35 AM  |  reply

    Love it Annie! Can I steal your idea? I’m not a fanof resolutions either, and I tend to beat myself up when I fail at acomplishing something I think I should have, so resolutions are not the best thing for me. But, I am trying to look at this year as a new beginning of more hope for me. So, here is to living fully each day of 2010!

  6. posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 11:18 AM  |  reply

    I think I’ve finally found the one other person in the world who can fold a fitted sheet. Does it make us low achievers if we both consider it a top talent?

    (Btw, someone seriously asked me recently if I’d do a video tutorial about the sheet thing. We should totally collaborate. GOALS, I tell ya.)

  7. posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 11:54 AM  |  reply

    You are great and I don’t like you calling yourself a failure…it’s just a terrible word to describe yourself!
    I love the Living Well in 2010! It is inspiring!

    Live Well, Annie!!

  8. posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 12:28 PM  |  reply

    I do not make (never have and never will) New Year’s resolutions because I’m like you. I know I won’t be disciplined enough to follow through and then I’ll feel horrible. Since I know that will happen I just don’t. Won’t.

    Good for you. Live each day like there’s no tomorrow. Can’t wait to watch this year unfold for all the bloggies.

  9. posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 12:29 PM  |  reply

    I am also very impressed that you can fold fitted sheets. I always try, but then quickly give up and sort of wrap them around my arms, then slide my arms out. I know, I’m no Martha Stewart.

    I think resolutions are often formed out of vanity. And they are too often disconnected from what’s really going on in our lives, which makes them impossible to follow through with. Unless you are the superhero of discipline. I prefer the reforming of narration that’s in your life, or themes. So, rock on, Annie, and live well.

  10. ali
    posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 1:33 PM  |  reply

    You are awesome.

  11. posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 1:59 PM  |  reply

    i myself am not much of a resolutioneer. glad i’m not the only one. and please come over to my house every laundry day to fold my fitted sheets.

  12. Angelica D
    posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 3:41 PM  |  reply

    i love it you are amazing at writing these blogs i love seeing them on facebook and i’m so excited to go on and read it i miss you soo soo much love you xxx

  13. Angelica D
    posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 3:42 PM  |  reply

    and i love the bit about the thing you can do 🙂 lol

  14. posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 9:16 PM  |  reply

    Proud of you, Annie, for being able to be honest with yourself and with us. I am with you 100% on the no resolutions, because I too can not keep them. I only made one challenge to myself…for my life to not be in the same situation at the end of 2010 as it was at the end of 2009. Here’s to both of us enjoying 2010 and all of the surprises it will bring!

    P.S. I hate you for your ability to fold fitted sheets. Maybe not hate, but there is some jealousy for sure!

  15. posted on Jan 05, 2010 at 11:56 PM  |  reply

    Can we get some kind of video on how to fold fitted sheets? I am almost hopelessly inept at that.

  16. posted on Jan 07, 2010 at 12:51 AM  |  reply

    i’m not a resolution girl either. and i do lists for everything, but i don’t do goals. but this year i one-worded it. RISK. choosing to intentionally risk more in every area of my life this year. it’s bound to be a wild ride!

  17. posted on Jan 08, 2010 at 2:06 AM  |  reply

    Love it – Be Here Now. That’s my motto for 2010. I’d rather surf on God’s grace than slouch around under the weight of more resolutions (aka: yet more expectations). I think it’s a major resolution to agree to just to get up some days. Bravo to those who make it to the car. 🙂

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