This article, entitled New Year's Resolutions I'm Not Making comes from Danielle Herzog's blog Martinis and Minivans at martinisandminivans.com.
Each year, we, as a society, create these in-depth resolutions to declare a fresh start to our lives. We write lists, we make promises and we swear we are going to do our best to try all the things we said we were going to try the year before. And, after one week, or in my case, one day, most of my resolutions are broken and the excuse-making process begins.
I’ve decided to put an end to this cycle.
Here are my Five New Year’s Resolutions I’m Not Making in 2013:
- I’m not going to say I’m losing 10 lbs. I’m writing this while eating Little Debbie’s Swiss Rolls so who are we kidding. The probability of me actually changing my eating habits is slim to none. I might make it a week without my best friend Little Debbie, but she and I destined for a life together. She’s a strong lady, I think she’s the one who really took down Hostess.
- I’m not going to give up my nightly cocktail. You don’t want to see that woman. I’m not an alcoholic so don’t be concerned, I simply like ending the night with a glass of wine or a nice martini. It transforms me from the spit-up covered mother who hasn’t brushed her teeth or hair all day, into a woman who potentially might be attractive with a little cleaning up.
- I’m not going to read more. I’m currently in a wonderful ladies book club. In 2012, I read 1/2 of one book. I simply go because I enjoy the company, food and booze. I mean, come on, isn’t that really what book club is all about???
- I’m not going to appreciate life more or try not to sweat the small stuff. I’m a New Yorker. Stress is an emotion we covet. It’s like the air we breathe. Well, the air that isn’t polluted from all the large buildings and rats living in the sewer…
- I’m not going to turn my blog into something it is not. I’m reading a lot of posts about how people are longing to grow their blogs, to do reviews, to get brands interested in them. That’s great and good luck to you. However, I’m going to continue to do what I started this blog for – to write, and hopefully make a few of you laugh. If I can do that in 2013, I’m good.
So happy new year dear friends, family and readers. I hope all your resolutions come true. And if they don’t, I hope you don’t let the guilt get to you. Try eating a Little Debbie snack – always makes me feel better.