CLARICE: I ditched New Year's Resolutions years ago and became a firm believer in the un-Resolution. I prefer to look at what I've accomplished in the previous year and look at that as a starting point for the new year. In 2012 I set out to create a contemporary romance series and I did it - this year my plan is to learn how to promote more effectively - so I guess that's my un-Resolution for the year.
JB: Unlike Clarice, I haven't ditched resolutions, I've just reformatted them as goals. One of my goals for the year is to publicly track my progress. I'm doing that at my blog.
I'm going to have to ditch my goal to use BANISH EXCUSES as my mantra for the year. It's just not working for me.
I meant to resolve to 1) Drink more Water 2) Eat more Apples 3) Say "who gives a ^&*%?" more often...and really mean it.
B.E.: I used to make a big deal over making resolutions, but like most people's New Year's resolutions, they'd fall apart within the first few weeks of January. Now I try to make goals. They usually end up the same way - dead early in the year - but I don't feel as guilty about letting them fall by the wayside. ;o)
This year, my only goal is to 'Embrace Change'. It's going to be a weird year for me, and I figure I either have to embrace the changes headed my way or let them run me over.
Oh, and I have that goal to lose weight again. (That's a yearly thing.) For 2013, though, I might have to amend that to 'not gain'. If I can make it to 1/1/14 without adding any more pounds, it'll be a win.
Tell us KILLER FRIENDS: How have you done with your resolutions? Are there any you "meant" to make?