It’s the first week of January 2015. The ball has dropped and writers everywhere are sprucing up their articles on New Year’s Resolutions. Blah, Blah, Blah.
I’m almost 50 years old (there I said it!) and I’m so tired of making the same mistake every year. I know you’ve done it too. You’ve uttered these words, “This year I’m going to ____________.” You fill in the blank. How many times have you gotten to March to look back on a list of “resolutions” that have gone unfulfilled?
Or, maybe, you’re one of those people who have kept every resolution every year.
If you are you make me sick! (mostly because I’m jealous of your strength and will power!)
2015 is the year to GET REAL. This year I resolve to NOT make resolutions. Instead I’ve come up with a list of UN-resolutions. Here we go….
#1: I will not make unrealistic resolutions. This year I keep it simple and realistic.
#2: It’s not likely I’ll ever be the same weight I was in my teens. Why would I want to? I’m over it.
#3: Truths: I’m not young and cool (ok, that stung a little bit). I AM older (not old!) and wiser. (this better be going somewhere good).
When I was younger I had more fun but I was kinda clueless. Now I have different kinds of fun and I have more control over my life. Ok, I’m happy being older and wiser. Older and wiser is definitely better if I can find out how to get ahead of the wrinkles and gray hair. SO…this year I’m going to invest in a good eye cream (I’m older – I have the mula!) and hair color.
#4: Back to #2 – I’m going to move more. Yeah, this one is kind of a “resolution” but if this is the year of truths then I have to be truthful. I’m going to NOT obsess about the scale I’m just going to move it move it move it! See Lazyman Iron Tri Post to follow (Please do this with me!).
#5: Be me and STOP WORRYING!
John Wooden sums up the way I’d like to live 2015, “Be true to yourself, help others, make each day your masterpiece, make friendship a fine art, drink deeply from good books, especially the Bible, build a shelter against a rainy day, give thanks for your blessings, and pray for guidance every day.”
No matter what your resolutions or UN-resolutions are for 2015 I hope that if we’re here to meet on January 5, 2016 we will all be able to look back on 2015 and say we made the most of the year we were given…that we were a blessing to many…a pain in the neck to only a few (well deserving? hahha)….and that in our own special ways we made this world a better place. It won’t matter what we weighed or what fashion faux pas we made. Let’s love ourselves and each other and have a wonderful year!