New Year, New YOU! (new me?)

So, here it goes (again!)  That time of year when we all vow to make huge changes, drop our bad habits, and ultimately become more responsible, capable and productive members of society.  Some of us will start new diets, add an exercise regimen, get our finances in order, and (insert YOUR personal New Year’s resolution here.)  Others will quit smoking, stop drinking, go to bed or wake up earlier, etc….  Well, let me be the first one to tell you that I don’t make New Year’s resolutions.  Why?  Because I don’t like to.  Don’t get me wrong–I think self-improvement is awesome (and necessary!)  I really do want to become a better person, but I just don’t particularly like going along with the pack.  (In fact, I wear holiday socks all year long, listen to yuletide tunes November through January and I’m toying with the idea of leaving my tree up and decorating  it for Valentine’s Day.) 

Despite all of this, I am human and the whole New Year’s resolution thing has me thinking.  Today alone, I’ve read a handful of articles about New Year’s resolutions, heard a guy on the radio go on and on about the top New Year’s resolutions people make (and break),  and clicked past even more New Year’s related stuff on the web.  It’s on Facebook, people are texting and talking about it…and so here I am at my desk and I just realized that I DID it!  I inadvertently made a resolution.  Drum roll please,…I decided to write a blog!  Sure, I’ve been planning to do this for the past year and I just never got around to it.  But look what coincidentally happened just before the clock struck 12!  I’m doing something new for the New Year.  I have plans for 2012?  All my talk about ridiculous resolutions and here I am vowing to do something I never thought I would do, but always wanted to do.  Something that I have a fair chance of failing and an even greater chance of quitting.  I’ve joined the ranks of the masses and become one of them–a RESOLUTIONIST! 

Just who do I think I am anyway?  What could a thirty-something, stay-at-home mom/pastor’s wife, and C.O.G. (that’s Child of God in case you didn’t know) possibly have to blog about?  You might just be surprised!  So, Amy– my dear, I’ve done it…I’m writing a blog.  Amanda, my love, you know that book is just around the corner!  Steve, my darling partner, here we go.  And kiddos, Mommy will try very hard to be cool….

Well, here goes nothing, or maybe here goes something….