Too early for New Year’s Resolutions?
I sit thinking of the resolutions I made last year and wondered whether I kept them. The one I am sure I kept was a commitment to lose some weight. I think the reason I don’t remember the others is because I didn’t keep them.
Resolutions before Christmas?
Some people might think it is too early to worry about such things when Christmas bells haven’t finished ringing. I usually wait until 1 January to make some. (I have been a procrastinator. Okay, I still am. Just check the date I signed up for NaNoWriMo!) The ritual for family and co-workers to ask about resolutions starts New Year’s Day. If I am not prepared for the onslaught, I will respond with the first thing that comes to mind. This invariably means I will spout some off-the-wall nonsense.
I need three resolutions that interest me and are within my ability to keep. The list should include keeping this blog active. Another should be finishing editing and putting out a draft novel to beta readers. Publishing one would be even better but I can’t see that happening with my commitments to full time job, coaching soccer, bowling league secretary, and keeping my wife’s honey-do list to an acceptable length. *Being divorced does not make the list!* Remember, resolutions should be able to be kept. I was trying to find another when I had a hah-ha moment. The third will be keeping the honey-do list an acceptable length. *I can blame my wife if I can’t keep it. She made it too long.*
It is settled. I have three resolutions which I can aspire to keeping. *The list may change by 1 January 2017.* What are your resolutions for the coming year? Share them in comments.