yeah yeah yeah, Happy New Year to you too.

I don’t like New Year’s. Or is it Years? Whatever.

It’s just a another day, people. Big whoop.

Sure it’s fun to stay up late (for those of you who typically go to bed early), blow your horns, cheer, throw confetti, and kiss. Do any of you actually do that? I don’t know if I’ve ever done the kiss thing. Hmmmm….. Oh and sing that song that I have absolutely no clue what the words are. Old lane side? What does that song even mean? (yes I know that’s not the real name – I just am too lazy to google it).

Anyway, I guess it’s not the celebrating at midnight that bothers me as much as the hype about new beginnings and this big expectation for resolutions and change. And truth be told, it probably is a great thing to do, it just scares the crap out of me.

I struggle with the whole “fear of failure” thing plus I’m an “all or nothing” kind of person. And that combo right there is screaming disaster.  I usually do nothing, then end up “failing” but am OK with it cause I know I didn’t really try. So lame, I know.

Over the years I have learned to stop with the “I’m gonna workout 3 times a week,” “have a date night twice a month,” “read the entire Bible,” or “make a home cooked meal” – hee hee. Never happens. Or if it does, it lasts no longer than January 17th. (Except for 1995 when I gave up soda, or “pop” as we called it, for the entire year…the only year I have ever followed through with a resolution – though no life changing experience there.)

Because honestly, am I really going to change all that much just because the calendar starts over again? Yeah, I didn’t think so either.

Then there is this trend of picking a word for the year. There is even a website and community dedicated to it. Last year, my word was very clear. (though at the time I didn’t even know having a word for the year was a thing. It just kinda happened.) But I like this alternative to the resolution so I still want to do it. Here are a few in the running:

  • home
  • brave
  • be-you-tiful
  • redeemed
  • persevere
  • rest

And now it’s January 1st.

I have no resolutions.

I haven’t picked a word.

So, I’m giving myself a break. I’m going to take my time deciding on a word. And if I get real crazy I might even choose a couple of words if I want. And it might not be until March. Cause I make my own rules.

What about you? Do you have any resolutions or did you pick a word for this year? I would love to know what other people do…

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10 Responses to yeah yeah yeah, Happy New Year to you too.

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  2. Jane says:

    I love the idea of choosing a word! I could do that.
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  4. Adriana says:

    I told myself I wasn’t going to do anything this new year. BUT. The word THRIVE gets my heart pumping. I can’t remember the last time I was thriving.

  5. Meredith says:

    Happy new year ;)
    I’ve never heard of the word thing, I’m so intrigued! Now I feel like I need to come up with something. I like the ‘brave’ idea, I may borrow it from you for 2013 ;)

  6. Amber,
    happy new year, or happy just another day- whatever.
    I say, good for you- make your own rules! We are all a little unique in our own way right- so go for it- own rules apply here, right?

    So 1 word or 5. Change the word mid – year? SURE!

    I vote you do what you can, be good to yourself because you are the most influential person in your life- yep, you.
    btw- I really like the be-you-tiful.
    and yes, I pick a word or phrase- last year 3, yep THREE words. This year…1…”Thrive.”

    Here’s to making some rules, and breaking them too!

    xo,

    Shannon

    • Amber says:

      Thanks for the support, Shannon! Love your word THRIVE! and yay to making our own rules :) I also like the idea of a phrase…hmmm….

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