Okay, so I’ll be honest. I’m really not into resolutions. I’ve talked about this with some of my family and friends and they know that I am not a fan. I really feel like New Years resolutions are promises that people make to themselves and then quickly break. And it’s okay, why not let yourself down, it’s a New Year’s resolution, no one ever actually keeps them……. Blech! I hate it. Why disappoint yourself that way? This may not be the case for everyone, but I certainly feel that this is the way that resolutions have gone for me in the past.
However, I do think that the New Year gives you a chance to sort of look at your life and reflect a bit on where you’ve been in the past year, or several years, and think on where you’d like to see yourself this time next year. I have goals for myself just like everyone else, but I refuse to call them resolutions or to put them in that box. Rather, I’d like to think of them as just that, goals, or life changes and that I would like to start working towards. For me these things tend to be small changes. Well maybe not always small, last year I did run a marathon, but goals that I’m working toward that I can be somewhat lenient about. They don’t have to be hard and fast.
For 2011 I do have a goal in the works. It’s actually something that I’ve been thinking about for the past several months and have wanted to start doing. I haven’t committed so I’m using this as my opportunity. I am going to work harder this year to lighten up how much meat is consumed in our household. This doesn’t mean that we’ll be vegetarians, but we are going to get vegetable crazy. This is a challenge because my husband is a die-hard carnivore and my child is a picky eater who adores chicken if nothing else. So my goal for 2011 is to concentrate on making our meals more vegetable heavy and stretching the meat out. It’s for health reasons as well as sustainability reasons that I won’t go into here, but it’s something that I’ve been thinking about a lot over the past year and I now think it’s time to at least start working towards my goal. Our family eats our fair share of meat and it’s really not all necessary. On top of that we tend to compost far more vegetables than I would like to admit. Maybe this goal will help both of these “issues.”
So, here’s to 2011, a year of lots of vegetables in the Fisk Family household. I hope that the New Year is kind to you and your families. Happy Holidays!