As for the rest of us, it is time to clean our keyboard with a cotton swab. It is time to make sure everyone on our e-mail list has seen the video of the cute kid with the ukulele. It is time to unwrap the 2010 calendar, then pencil in our vacation time, righteously indignant as we block off the last week of December. It is our right.
So it’s coming up on that resolution-time-of-year again and everyone is making their commitments: I’m gonna lose 10 pounds! I’m going to finally eat Organic! I’m not going to call in sick to work unless I’m really sick! I’m not going to skip any classes this semester! I’m going to call my family more!
Ugh…I hate resolutions because they never last. I’m guilty of making them too…but it annoys me that I don’t have the discipline to follow through. Why make all these resolutions only to disappoint ourselves mere weeks into the new year?
2010 is going to be no different than last year…we’re going to skip class, we’re going to eat McDonalds, we’re going to gain 5 extra pounds, etc. I know what you’re thinking…”What happened to that annoying optimistic girl?”
It’s not pessimism that I’m speaking from even though it may sound that way. It’s just honesty. I wish I had the drive to see the resolutions through all the way to the next year, but I never do.
Nevertheless, I’m still going to make them and I’m still going to hope for the best. Each year I think, “Maybe this will be the year. Maybe this year I’ll do all the things I’ve been wanting to.”
Maybe this year.
Haha - this is amazing because Kissy Queen reminded me earlier today of my similar rant about resolutions last year. In general, I’m not a huge fan of New Year’s celebrations (New Year’s Eve included). Why? I couldn’t give you a reasonable reason - I just hate the build up and all the madness. Why does one day (night?) make us want to automatically be better people - shouldn’t we try to be better people everyday, regardless of the holiday? Just a thought, but I applaud those who are making an effort to better their lives.
Just remember - even if you don’t make it all the way through, there’s nothing stopping you from still doing good starting on Sept. 1, June 14, October 12, or April 6. Or any other day. Don’t just wait for the New Year.
Thanks to Kaitlin I checked out the 2010 Predictions for me. And I hope they are right, because they sound AMAZING. Some highlights:
LOVE: Expect 2010 to be your best, most sizzling year of love of the deep and committed kind — or something seriously is wrong with the stars. Not to say it doesn’t take effort to have it all, but the kind of work you’ll be putting in this year won’t drag your self-esteem under a bus and have you on your knees, scraping up pieces of hope. Nope, this year it’s all about the natural flow of balance and bliss, and cuddling up to someone who gets you and appreciates you.
MADNESS: All the good fortune that is already there and will come into your life, believe it to be truly deserved. This really will be one of your best years and there is no ruining the party — unless you want to.
OBESESSION: You’ll travel with a new crowd, play with new ideas, venture to new places and discover new hopes that will have you reaching higher than ever in search of your perfect buzz.
Bring it on, 2010. Bring. It. On.
I love that we share the same horoscope. And I really do hope all of the above is true.
I haven’t been on much because I decided I’d rather be completely in the moments with my family once my brother and his wife arrived on the evening of Christmas Eve, since my family isn’t often able to get all together at once (with my parents in Michigan, my brother in Chicago and me in D.C., it’s difficult, especially for longer periods of time) and take time away from the computer (which included not checking work e-mail for four whole days - eep!). I did catch up on all of your lovely posts long after everyone went to bed and I loved seeing how you all spent the holidays. Unfortunately, I don’t have photos or any other trinkets to share with you, but just know that this Christmas was special.
Probably the most special moment occurred the day after Christmas, when my parents did something so completely selfless and loving that I spent the better part of the morning crying out of gratitude. I know I’ve said it many times before, but I am so incredibly blessed and I’m not quite sure what I did to deserve it.
Needless to say, I’ve been doing a lot of thinking and am excited to see where this next year takes me. It will be interesting to see how it all turns out.
I just hope your holiday was as lovely and that you’re looking forward to the new year as well!
Isn’t it annoying how most of the time its the people you love the most that disappoint you the worst?
Unfortunately, this has been the story of my evening tonight. You know, usually I try to stay really positive and happy…but sometimes you just have to feel what you’re feeling with intensity and focus. And I’m feeling sad, disappointed, unhappy, and frustrated. I think that life is hard…and I think that life is incredibly stupid sometimes. It’s just sad that at the end of the day the one person I want to be able to count on more than anything else in this entire world let me down.
I wouldn’t. But one of our mutual friends did and I’m pretty sure everyone is going to have super mixed emotions about this. You know, on the one hand if the couple is truly happy then who are we to judge. Then on the other hand you wonder if it’s just puppy love that will fizzle and end in big trouble.