I don’t do New Year’s resolutions anymore. I haven’t for years. I’m skipping them this year too. Making resolutions every year is so, well, so 25 years ago! I’ve pretty much been making the same ones for years and years anyway, so what’s the point? Perhaps you’ve made the same ones once or twice yourself: lose weight, exercise more, eat less junk food, get more sleep, be more disciplined with my writing (among other things), get organized, blah, blah, blah…
Don’t get me wrong, I still very much care about these things, and I do still plan to work on all of them, plus a whole lot of other things. Also, I do greatly admire people who make and follow through with their New Year’s resolutions. Some people are very motivated by them. I’m just not one of those people.
I much prefer considering each day as a fresh start.
Sometimes even each hour.
(Does anyone remember that brick wall image from Weight Watchers® where you could ‘build’ your wall as you made it through each hour of the day?)
And it’s funny, this year I am not even choosing those three guide words to ‘live by’. I decided I just don’t want to. I still like my chosen words from previous years. I don’t want new ones.
Maybe I have an accountability problem or something.
I’m done with resolutions. I’m done with guide words for now too.
This does not mean I don’t have goals. I do.
Goals feel less restrictive, more open-ended, offer more possibility and are way more forgiving, don’t you think? So again, yes, I have goals. Lots of them.
And this year I can’t wait to share my goals for my memoir. Those will be coming soon. And my mind keeps filling with ideas for new posts. Thank goodness for this safe place to share my thoughts and yours as well.
But for now, I’ll just say again, thank you for reading and following Nancy’s Point in 2015.
I’m happy and grateful to have you along for the ‘ride’ in 2016!
Do you do New Year’s resolutions?
Do you have guide words? (Share your post link if you posted about them or any New Year’s type post for that matter).
What’s one goal you have for the New Year?