New Year’s Resolutions

New Years Resolutions.  Everyone, it seems, makes them.  Everyone breaks them. 


I never understood why anyone would choose to start off a brand-spanking new year – a year filled with nothing but promise and opportunity — with a list of things to give up!  Or an arduous “To Do” list that makes the dawning of January 1st nothing but dismal (as if the weather in New England isn’t bleak enough).  I refuse to participate in such a masochistic ritual. 


Today is the first day of the rest of my life and I plan to enjoy it.  You won’t see me giving up chocolate or something equally as ridiculous.  Shouldn’t we look forward to the New Year?  Who can look forward to a new year without chocolate?


You won’t see me at the gym this year either.  Huffing and puffing and gasping for breath does not feel good.  Shouldn’t we start the new year feeling good – well, as good as we can with a New Year’s hangover?  Shouldn’t we wake up this morning feeling positive about all we hope to accomplish over the next 365 days, rather than already feeling guilty for not going to the gym (because who wants to work out with hangover anyway)? 


This morning I made a double shot of espresso and tore open the plastic wrap on a new diary.  365 blank pages of nothing but promise and opportunity lay before me.  Now that’s invigorating!  I don’t know what 2009 will bring.  I’m going to take it one day – one page – at a time…letting life unfold as it will.  I’m not giving anything up.  I want to live greedily…hungrily…partake in all that life has in store for me. 


Live life to the fullest in 2009!  Now that’s one resolution we should all put on our list.



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