"There's no point in spending your life in the pursuit of something that's easy." - Alice Kuipers

Saturday, January 1, 2011

Brand New Year

Well it's a brand new year and I have a few resolutions. Now, normally I completely ignore New Year's eve. I hate it. It seems like such an arbitrary celebration; "hooray the calendar is changing over, let's get drunk!" But this year, I'm actually taking the time to make a few resolutions. I've never really done that before because usually I'm pretty happy with the state of things in my life.
This year I'm making a few goals and I intend to see them through. Am I going to tell you what they are? No, they're personal and none of your business. But the point is I'm making them. I even took a little time last night to put them down on paper and outline how I planned on accomplishing them. Pretty organized right? We'll see how it goes. Perhaps by the end of the year I'll be able to proudly announce my resolutions and tell you that I accomplished them all. Thankfully, losing weight isn't one of them. I feel bad for people who make that their new year's resolution. They never do it. They wind up sitting at the table, making the same list each and every year without ever seeing change. It's sad. I don't want to be like that, I want to see my goals through.
If anyone else out there has made resolutions, I wish you the best of luck and hopefully we can all hold our heads high this time next year.


  1. For the most part, new year's resolutions seem to set people up for failure. I think it's because they're doing something "because it's the new year". Not because it's something they really want to accomplish.

  2. I am in my sixties and have never made a resolution. I just do things. I never think too much about it or it wouldn't happen. So what have I done? Well I came out of a traumatic marriage and returned to nursing, very scary at the time. And after almost thirty years, it had changed!!
    Then I decide to enroll in University. I did that straight away before I chickened out. Other things I have done: left my state and moved to a new one, no family close by but they all followed. Then completed further Uni studies. Went on a holiday to the USA, stayed and married an American. Worked there after completing Boards. Now back living in Australia. So, never think too much about what you want to do. Just do it! Oh, my Faith carries me through.....
    All the best.