2012: Year of the Bad-Ass

This year, for the first time in at least 5, I decided to make New Year’s Resolutions. A whole damn list of ’em, in fact. I was going to write them out here as a public declaration of my intentions, but then decided against it. After all, it doesn’t *really* matter what those resolutions are, it just matters that I’ve made them. A whole list of them – did I mention that already?

I wrote out my list a couple of days before New Year’s. The list is vague enough to be doable (“Pursue something creative”) and gives me plenty of room for interpretation. It also contains a few concrete items as well (“Run another half marathon – or two!!”). I’ve basically covered all my bases – finances, health, parenting, personal, creative and spiritual. I’m feeling good about the list.

All of the items on my list are totally do-able, but I’ve decided that if I don’t get them done – screw it. I’m not going to base my self-worth on a list of items I wrote in a frenzy one night before New Year’s Eve. This is The Year of the Bad-Ass, and us Bad-Asses don’t allow ourselves to be fenced in by arbitrary rules. So sure, I want to give meditation a whirl, cook more real food, and read more in the coming year, but even if I don’t, I know that I’ll find something else to stretch myself to the limits of my own bad-assery.

Because that’s what Bad-Asses do.

Did anyone else out there make any New Year’s Resolutions? Feel up to sharing?

10 Responses

  1. Year of the Bad-Ass!! I love it!! I wanna run a half with youuuuuu! How awesome would that be? I keep saying that to people doing them this year, yet haven’t even really committed to one myself…guess I should do that (as a resolution?!) huh? 😉

  2. LOVE the year of the badass!! LOVE even more that this means no rules or boundaries – I’m digging that myself as my mantra for 2012. Rock on my fellow badass! 🙂

  3. I second the year of the Bad Ass. We are gonna ROCK it this year!

  4. You are a total badass girl! It’s the year of the dragon–the luckiest sign … and is there anything more badass than a dragon? 🙂

  5. I didn’t make any resolutions, no. But I would participate in year of the Bad-Ass! 🙂 You’re a marathon runner dude, I’d say you’re already there.

  6. What a great theme for 2012! I’m still working on my list for 2012 but I’ll post it when it’s ready. First up, run a half marathon…EEK!

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