This time of year cracks me up! Everyone resolves to do things better, to be better people, to stop doing things they deem unsavory. It's like people look at this fresh, brand new year and think "wow, there's no mistakes in it. So I'm not going to make any!" and they resolve to do the impossible. They resolve to maneover through this brand new year with no mistakes and no poor habits. By February they are bored and impotent and they freak out on chocolate in the shape of hearts and filled with red gooey sugary stuff. (This is the real reason for Valentine's Day, so candy companies can make up for January losses when everyone resolved to eat better...true story!)
When I used to go to the gym to work out, I never went in January. It was always insanely busy in January. I think gyms make all their money in January. I would spend January pigging out on Papa John's pizza. I'd go back to the gym in February. By February everyone pretty much goes back to their Big Macs and their non exercising couch potato surfing days...they start filling the new year with mistakes and unsavory habits and such. Apparently there is a new term out there to describe potatoes who sit in front of their computers as opposed to in front of their t.v.'s, I don't remember the term though, does anyone remember the term?
I still have the gym membership but I haven't paid the dues in years. I'm the single parent of two children. I just hang out in my basement with Tony Horton and Debbie Siebers now (not literally but that would be way cool!!!) I don't go anywhere I used to go. I used to go to parties and bars on New Year's eve. Now I hang out with my kids and play X-box. (I totally rocked Dance Party 4 last night...even my minions thought I was cool!!!) Truthfully, the New Years I've spent with my kids are the best New Years I've ever had in my entire life! There's energy and excitement and a very loud countdown and then we all go to bed. Besides all of the fun we have watching Minion 2 play Dance Party, they don't bore me with all their resolutions, probably because they are just as happy with their unsavory behaviors and bad habits as I am with mine. Plus now I don't have to poke Hobbs or Evil Twin with a wooden spoon the next day asking what the hell happened last night and where the hell is the kitchen sink?? I have clearly digressed for the first time in 2013!!! *high five*
My original point (I think) was that it is silly to look at an entire year that is fresh and new with no mistakes in it yet and resolve that you aren't going to make any more mistakes and you are going to do everything right...in that entire year. Make it simple people. It's much easier to handle anything day by day then to look at an entire year and say "this is going to be my year" because let's face it, there are 365 days in a year for life to kick your ass...and karma to kill your appliances. I propose you wake up each morning and look at this brand new day that is fresh and
new with no mistakes in it. And resolve to do better just in this one
brand new day. And if you succeed...and you actually liked it... wake up the
next day and resolve to do it again. If you fail, resolve to try again
the next brand new, fresh day.
As for me, I don't make resolutions. There is way too much pressure in a resolution. Instead I just break up with things. I broke up with french fries a few weeks ago because my neck is getting too fat (btw, thanks you all for letting me walk around thinking I had a perfectly fine neck when it is, in fact, fat...I digressed again...see, if I had resolved not to digress in 2013 I'd already be screwed and it's not even noon on 1/1) I broke up with Champagne last night because I only had half a glass and it gave me the most wicked heart burn I've had since the last time I ate at Taco Bell (and is the exact reason why I broke up with Taco Bell). And no, I don't single out this one day of the year to break up with things, much like this blog entry I just make it up as I go along. It's a lot less pressure this way.
In summary, let's just say that "January 1 is my day!!!" And tomorrow, when you wake up say "January 2 is my day!!!" and so on. And since I have already digressed several times in this entry, I'll just say "The afternoon of January 1 is going to be my afternoon!!!!" Enjoy!!