Tuesday, January 1, 2013

My New Year's Resolutions

Well, we made it to 2013.  Congratulations!  I should start by saying that New Year's is quite possibly my least favorite holiday.  I mean, what are we actually celebrating, the fact that we have to put a new calendar on the wall?  There's nothing overly significant about this holiday.  It happens every year and it's the same every year.  People get stupid and crazy and act like they've never seen midnight before.  Granted, we celebrate all other holidays every also, but most of those carry some sort of importance.  Independence Day celebrates our break from the tyrannical English government.  Christmas celebrates Santa's birthday, I mean Jesus.  Memorial Day honors the troops that have fought for and served our country.  And New Year's celebrates the changing of a page.  Seems kind of anti-climactic if you ask me.

But enough of my ranting.  Like most people, I too fall victim to the curse of making resolutions that I will most likely not follow through on.  As I started thinking about why I never follow through, I realized that I never actually write them down.  So, about half way through January I've already forgotten about all these changes that I told myself I want to make.  That's why this year I'm doing things differently.  I'm going to list my resolutions in this post so I have a record to refer back to as I try to actually follow through on my wishes.  This is the point where I expect most of you to stop reading because I'm sure you couldn't care less about my resolutions.  But for those of you who continue, enjoy.

1. I want to read at least one new book each month
2. I want to write at least 100 blog posts
3. I want to start exercising more.  I'm not exactly sure what that means, so we'll see how this one goes.
4.  I want to stop cussing.  I have no real reason why I want to do this, or how, but I feel like it would be a positive change.
5. I want to cross at least one thing off my Life List.  Obviously, more than one would be great, but I'm not trying to get crazy here.
6. I want to hang some pictures in my home office.  This isn't much of a resolution, but I figure if I write it down here I will be more apt to do it.
7. I want to talk to friends and family more.  Too often I wait for people to contact me, so I want to switch that up a little and be the one to initiate the contact.
8. I want to gain some self confidence and learn to like myself a little more.  This is probably the biggest and most important thing I want to accomplish this year.

I feel like as I was thinking about this post over the past week I had a lot more that I wanted to put on this list.  But of course I didn't write anything down, so I'm sure I forgot things.  Which is exactly why I'm typing this post, so I don't forget the things I want to accomplish this year.  With that said, it's time for me to end this post.  Thank you to anyone who made it this far.  Happy New Year!


  1. Well, friend, New Year's is the celebration of surviving the holidays and all that "special" family time. I also put it on par with Mardi Gras, which is, as far as I can tell, a big sin fest before Lent starts and you have to behave for a while.

  2. Good stuff and good luck in '13. 99 blog posts to go.