So, a few of my friends on Facebook are posting asking if anyone has started thinking of New Year’s Resolutions yet. The simple answer, Hell no. I’m not much of a resolutions person anyway. One sure way to make sure that I don’t achieve a goal is to make it ‘off limits’ to myself. That may work for some people but I’m not that woman. If I tell myself I can’t have chocolate, that’s all I want. If I tell myself no caffeine all I can think about is how a caffeinated beverage would perk me up. I’ve never bothered telling myself no alcohol, because...well...why? I mean really. Also, New Year’s Resolutions are really sort of arbitrary too, if you think about it. You pick the first day of the year to start or stop a habit. How is that any different from making that same decision on March 12, June 24, or September 2? It isn’t. Exactly my point.
I also saw a couple of blogs today. One was a guest blog on Amber LaShell Rants (congrats for winning NaNoWriMo) and she guest posted on another person’s blog. 20 something bloggers called it a blog swap. It was cool. Anyway, the topic they were given to write about was Action. What will you do in the new year that needs to be done, that you have been meaning to do.
This is sort of a copycat blog but not really because it’s another of those fuzzy universe signals. The ones that sound like really bad AM radio, back before all the tuners were digital. Those blogs inspired me and the question they posed has been in the back of my mind all evening. ‘What will you do in the new year?” I have a feeling that 2011 is going to be a year of big changes in my life. Big and really positive changes. I’m working on learning to be authentic and developing a ‘fuck ‘em if they can’t take a joke’ mentality. I am going to learn what it is like to be me. Because being me isn’t a bad thing even if most people don’t really ‘get me’. I can live with that. Heck, I’ve been living with that for most of my teenage and adult life. I’ll keep you all posted on other changes that may be coming.
What action will you take in the new year?