Tuesday, December 29, 2009

New Year's Revolutions

Revolution: a movement in an orbit, complete cycle, complete change
Revolutionize: make a drastic change in

These are the definitions I found in the little dictionary I got for 99 cents at Goodwill, and really, they make more sense than "resolution," don't they? Brailey Shaye is the one who calls them "revolutions." She said a couple of days ago, "We need to make our New Year's Revolutions!" How cute is that?! (Well, very cute if you're her mother!) Resolution means "a resolving, formal statement, determination." So, a resolution is an intent and a declaration, whereas a revolution is actual change. And THAT is what a New Year's Resolution is supposed to be, right? Change of some sort for the better... Believe it or not, I still have a list of "goals" I made for myself three years ago. A list of nine things I wanted to accomplish. I've accomplished two of them. Still working on the rest... Yikes! And I need to add a couple of things to the list. So there will probably end up being ten things on my List of Revolutions. One, as you know, I've already started, which is to focus more on my own little family. For me, this means a lot of things, one of them being less time spent at the computer, which brings me to this blog, which I really, really like. I'm sure the "new" will wear off pretty soon... Blogging isn't the same as Facebook, because you don't get the interaction. I've actually been feeling a little conceited with regard to this blog. What makes me think anyone will want to read what I have to write and to see all the pictures I post? Yet I can't wait to do it every day - it is kind of like a virtual journal, in some ways. And it is the "latest and greatest" in technology. Still, I'd like to know what you think... Is it conceited? I felt that way with Facebook, too. It is fun to share, but what is so important about The 4 B's that I think I have to "share" it all? I guess because it is my life, and it is possible to share. I loved seeing what everyone else was up to, and I miss that part of Facebook so much, and I guess maybe there are some people who feel that way about me and my life? The blog, I think, is sort of therepeutic for me. It is a replacement for Facebook, and it also allows me to think a little deeper than Facebook. Plus, I don't have to see people bashing President Obama or the Oregon Ducks, among a myriad of other things I won't mention, making me feel upset and hurt and angry, which isn't healthy at all... Anyway, I'm happy to be blogging, but don't want to overdo it, which I fear I might be, so I will be including this as one of my New Year's Revolutions.

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