Did you see Business Insider’s reprint of Woody Guthrie’s “Rulin’s”?

I’ve written about my resolutions in the past, and though I’m another year older, I don’t know that I’d say I’m necessarily all that much (if any) wiser. But I do like to mix things up a bit to keep life interesting, and that goes for resolutions, too. Seeing Woody Guthrie’s “Rulin’s” certainly gave me a much appreciated source of inspiration. I like the way he looked for something simple, but that still seemed to speak to him.

Anyway – it’s definitely inspiring me to resort back to the KISS philosophy (Keep It Simple, Sasha) and channel the good ol’ WG as I approach my resolutions.

Sasha’s Rulin’s for 2014:

  • Love my loved ones
  • Eat well, drink moderately, laugh daily
  • Getting places is more fun on my bike (ride more)
  • Keep a clean house and tidy life
  • Write (for me) everyday
  • Keep promises
  • Accept defeats and disappointments with grace
  • Memories last longer than things (strive for former over the latter)
  • Read more, be on devices less
  • Breathe deep
  • Be in the moment
  • Let go of the little things
  • Be thankful everyday

Now what I’m left wondering is whether Woody stuck to his Rulin’s (at least mostly), and if so, what helped? Since I can’t ask Woody, I’m turning to you: What helps you stick to your resolutions?

Sasha Kemble

Sasha may be the shyest social person you’ll ever meet. She joined Verity in 2009, with a couple years in the Credit Union Movement already tucked under her belt (amidst coffee-making and bagel-slinging, running a non-profit, and trying her hand at farming). 

An eternal optimist (except, you know, when she’s not), she enjoys exploring her surroundings and having adventures with friends; yoga, running, reading, writing, and good food. Though not a remarkable cook, she is nonetheless a sincere one and admits she’d be better if there were three more hours in every day. When not doing one of the many activities mentioned in the previous two sentences, she counts herself lucky to be peacefully at home, cuddling with her partner and their cat.

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