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:
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…