1.06.2014

Do Travel Plans Count as New Years Resolutions?

Was New Year's Eve just last week? Seriously. It already feels like it was a lifetime ago.  I went back to work on Thursday and it flew by for some odd reason.  I think that we were still in shock that we were there.  After 12 days of being off we didn't quite know what was going on.  Friday went slower.  And now it's back to Monday.

The tree came down Friday.  You can't imagine how excited I was to come home from work on  Friday to an  X Box playing husband who had already taken down the tree, put every thing away, cleaned up all the pine needles AND put together our new wine bar.  I love the tree but I really hate the mess of it and taking it down is not nearly as exciting as putting it up.  I was really thankful to him for taking care of that.  It's so nice to have a husband that takes care of business. 

I used to make resolutions every year but I've definitely lost my resolution making mojo.  I didn't make any New Year's resolutions this year, I didn't make any last year either and two years ago I only had three.  Finishing my novel is a given.  It's something I plan to do and I'm actively working on it.  No need to list that. There are some non tangible things I want to work on within myself and as much as I like lists I'm just not compelled to list it.  Not right now anyways.  It kind of makes me feel like a slacker not to march into the New Year armed with a list of intentions but I just don't have it in me to do it.

Do travel plans count?  I resolve to travel next year.  Apparently we can't function without having a vacation booked so 6 days into the new year we've already locked that down.  In June we will be heading down to the Cancun area to stay at an all inclusive resort for 8 days.  I have done the all inclusive cruise thing but never at a resort so I'm really excited.  Did I say that drinks including alcoholic beverages are also included?  In September we are going to New York City.  Neither one of us has been there in a really long time.  so I'm super excited about that too.  There will probably be a long weekend getaway or two thrown in there somewhere also.  Las Vegas and/or Sedona most likely.

MJ made these yummy cinnamon rolls from scratch.  See the un frosted one in the corner specially for me?  He had cream cheese that would have expired if he didn't use it up so it was the only logical solution.  As if anyone needs more sweets right now.  Hopefully our co workers will gobble them up so we don't have to bring home any left overs.

This post really has no point just like this picture really has nothing to do with this post and I'm totally aware of that.  I've been blogging for a while now and written about a plethora of topics primarily myself.  Do you ever feel like you've said everything that there is to say?  Well, sometimes I feel like that.  My life is not the exciting crazy train that it was in 2010 when there were major life changes happening.  Wedding, new house, new job, honeymoon.  Now that was an exciting year.  Life lately is more settled and I'm very content.  Sometimes my mind just feels like a blank slate.  I may not have a picture or a profound particularly interesting or funny thought but I might still want to pop in and say hello.  The writer in me finds it very difficult to hit publish without structure, rhyme and reason.  I would never post randomly just to post five days a week but I love to write and this is my space to do so after all.  I'm trying to allow myself the freedom to just write and be okay with hitting publish even if it doesn't feel "important" enough to warrant a blog post rather then not writing at all.  If this were my journal that's what I'd do. And this kind of is; except that I have readers and I don't share all of my deepest darkest secrets here.  I hope that's okay.

So here goes.  Publish. And that makes 2 sort of non resolutions.
 

22 comments :

Nylse Esahc said...

I get that feeling sometimes and then I don't write..BUT I've also decided that every post doesn't have to perfect and neatly written; as long as it makes sense to me, I'm posting...i like when people read and comment and the only way they can do that is if i write and since i'm the champion of the ordinary anything is fodder for this blogger.
i enjoy reading your perfectly imperfect posts. HNY and you will have lots of fun in NY (lived there for 20 years before moving here)

Whitney @ EHFAR said...

Good luck on your book this year!!

What resort are you staying at? We went to Cancun in June and stayed an all-inclusive! It was awesome. All the food is free and the booze too! It was wonderful!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Yes, yes they do.

Ashley R said...

So yay for a new wine bar! You'll definitely have to post some photos. Just got back from Cancun and LOVED it. I am dying to do an all inclusive someday, but I fear it may be a tad dangerous for me. :P

Rachel Murphree said...

Woohoo for Cancun! How fun! I've always wanted to do an all-inclusive vacation. And those cinnamon rolls just made me drool a little bit...

Faith said...

I love your travel plans for this year. We did Cancun in 2010 all inclusive and it was a blast! You're going to love it.

We're actually going to Vegas again in less than 3 weeks.

Ooh I'm thinking we should meet in September when you go to the city!

As for your blog posts, write away. I'll read everything you write!

Chelsea Olivia said...

Go to Mexico is DEFINITELY my kind of resolution. Suuuuuper jealous over here!!

A Life Less Traveled said...

I'm loving your travel plans. I feel you on the settled in life thing. Now that the wedding is over I feel like that sometimes.

TOI said...

travel plans definitely counts as a resolution :). I'm still up for the writer's online group, but haven't had the chance to email you for more info, let me know if you are still interested

Law_Fal said...

You have amazing travel plans! That trumps the typical run of the mill resolution! I need to make some travel plans sooner than later :)

afairlie said...

Travel plans {TOTALLY} count! ;)

Courtney B said...

YES! Travel plans totally count! I want your vacations this year, ha ha! The beach AND NYC?! So lucky! We are planning to go to AZ in March and Boston late summer. I'd love to take a day and go to NYC, I've never been!
p.s. your hubs is the best! Took down Christmas by himself?!

The Funky Junkie said...

I agree about the blank slate mind! Compared to the past few years I've had, life just is not that exciting lately! Totally fine to just blog about whatever is on your mind--I'm working on doing the same. :)

Also--I hate taking down the Christmas tree too! Luckily ours is fake so we dont have needles to vacuum but the whole thing just feels so unfestive!

Vett Vandiver said...

MJ did great on those cinnamon rolls, yum!

fancythatfancythis.com said...

NYC in Sept! I hope you set aside an hour to meet...especially since we never got together on the west coast.

And if my husband put away his socks - never mind and entire Christmas tree? I would literally drop dead of shock. :)

Mrs. Pancakes said...

I definitely think traveling is a great NY resolution. I love the idea of traveling to a place where both of you can discover it together!! I have


Pegster said...

Heck yeah, travel plans are the best kind of resolutions and you have some awesome trips to look forward to. It's going to be awesome for sure

Catherine Gacad said...

i love to travel. even when i'm not traveling, i can entertain myself by looking at travel blogs and magazines. i feel like that is such a luxury that makes me happy.

jackie jade said...

you'll love the all-inclusive. we went to cancun/Riviera maya in the fall and loved it. the free drinks make it really nice :)
-- jackie @ jade and oak

Janna Renee said...

I would DIE over those cinnamon rolls! Our trip to Italy is all that's on my mind, so I'm gonna go ahead and say travel makes great resolutions!

Cmichellestyles said...

I need the recipe to those cinnamon rolls! like now! Oh yes travel plans count as New Year Resolutions! lol
*Besos*
http://www.cmichellestyles.com

Whitney Cypert said...

I LOVE staying at all inclusive resorts, it really is the best. Having a trip booked is the best feeling in the world and gives you something to live for. We haven't been on one in so long, I'm dying. Do y'all just save up your vacation and ask off this early? I need to start doing that. Those cinnamon rolls look amazing. You don't like cream cheese icing? I load mine with it lol.

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