It is not that I have anything against resolutions. It is just that I know me. If I make a broad, sweeping, statement about what I want to do, I just know that I won't do it.
I operate better with smaller, concrete goals. Something that I can write down. Something along the lines of . . . I will buy at least three vegetables at the grocery store on the next trip.
Ignore the fact that I probably will not eat all of those veggies. Just saying.
So, even though I want to run a half marathon, (I know. I know. I have been checked. I am not crazy.) I will not resolve to run a marathon. Instead, I downloaded a training schedule and I transferred the training numbers to my calendar. Instead of a marathon looming over my head, I now know that on such and such a day I have to run three miles, and when I accomplish that I will look ahead to my next small goal.
I am just chunking it up a bit.
And . . . it is good.
Think Ben and Jerry's Chunky Monkey. Holy Yum!
Or Chunk from the Goonies. Too Cute!!
Or chunky peanut butter . . . ummmm, hello? Delish!
So, 2011 is my year of the chunk.
Here's to being chunky!
I am linking to Mama Kat and her Writer's Workshop. Hop on over there and check out some more fun resolving posts.