Well, a New Year is upon us and with that, a "Resolution" can't be far behind for most people. New Beginnings, if you will. I'll start there and see where we go.
|Happy New Year|
Wikipedia says: A New Year's Resolution is a commitment that a person makes to one or more personal goals, projects, or the reforming of a habit. A key element to a New Year's Resolution that sets it apart from other resolutions is that it is made in anticipation of the New Year and new beginnings. People committing themselves to a New Year's Resolution generally plan to do so for the whole following year. This lifestyle change is generally interpreted as advantageous.
Now, check this out... Regarding the success rate, Wikipedia says: A 2007 study by Richard Wiseman from the University of Bristol involving 3,000 people showed that 88% of those who set New Year Resolutions fail, despite the fact that 52% of the study's participants were confident of success at the beginning. Men achieved their goal 22% more often when they engaged in goal setting, (a system where small measurable goals are being set; such as, a pound a week, instead of saying "lose weight"), while women succeeded 10% more when they made their goals public and got support from their friends.
Can you relate to those stats??? Have you "been there, done that?" I think we all have
For us, 2012 went out with a bang
|Having some fun along the way...|
|Later in the evening, several Choco-Shots came to be...|
|...Which resulted in this particular "shot"|
|And as Donna said, the last few minutes of 2012 was swept up in a neat little pile...|
I've made no secret of the fact that I need to lose some weight (or, a pound a week: ha!!!). You know I do love me some Mexican Food & Libations
Kind of keeping the "New Beginnings" thing going: I read a really good book during the Holiday break, No Easy Day, that I could not put down. An easy, entertaining, and quick read. I have not read a book in a while and really enjoyed this one. But having finished it, I went out last night and bought my next "Puzzle Project." Ha!!! Another 1,000 piece Thomas Kinkade "scene." WARNING!!! Pictures coming in the weeks ahead. Otherwise, I'm really excited for my/our "New Beginnings." Stay tuned...