Saturday, December 30, 2006

New Year's Resolutions

i've been thinking about the dreaded "new year's resolutions" today.

on 12/22/06, i not only wrote about having the totally disheartening thought that none of my dreams will ever come true because i am too old and i've wasted too much time, but, i wrote about how earlier in the day, i decided i'm not going to make "resolutions" for 2007, i'm going to make goals, from the simple to the not so simple and i'm going to achieve those goals, one by one. (a very contradictory day in my life apparently!!!)

i think the terms "new year's resolutions" has such a stigma of being associated with things you meant well enought to do but never did that they are doomed from the start! actually, i think there have been more years i never even made any resolutions than years i did!

nonetheless, i think getting rid of the "new year's resolutions" language could actually be a start in the right & positive direction! i have some things in mind, but, i haven't actually written anything down yet.

i'm going to work on this over the last hours of 2006. i really don't want to be here next year thinking of the time i've wasted and things i wished i'd done. i've spent too many years like this already!

2 comments:

spirited_singleton said...

I'm with you on this. The "new year's resolution" terminology is intimidating. Let's start a new paradigm: achieveable goals! Happy New Year

spirited_singleton said...

I'm with you on this. The "new year's resolution" terminology is too intimdating. I prefer "achieveable goals." Happy New Year!