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Walkin After Midnight.
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Thursday, January 7, 2010

It's that time again

Well the new year is upon us. What else needs to be said? A lot actually but I will spare you the soap box.

Despite my strong desire to be a grinch abut things.... I sincerely hope that everyone had a great holiday season. No, really. I mean it from the bottom of my three-sizes-too-small heart. For the official record, the Grinch is my hero and when I grow up I want to be just like him. The pre-Whoville-Christmas-morning-sing-along-guy and not the sap that was carving up the roast beast for tiny Cindy Lou and her freakish band of ne'er-do-wells.

So on with the blog.

With the coming of the new year comes an annual rite for most of the people in the world. Resolutions. There are as many resolutions made every year as there are grains of sand on the beach in Bermuda (In case you don't realize it.... that's a lot).

I am sure some of you out there have made the same ones. Lose weight, stop smoking, be happier, love more, bitch less, and the list goes on and on. Ask yourself this. How many times have you made the same resolution year after year? Like many of us, and I do include myself in that list, we tend to start the year with the same grand designs on changing our lives. I am in no way saying this is a bad thing, quite the opposite, but to our dismay we do not follow through.

We can justify this with any number of well thought out, and logical, excuses. I am as guilty as anyone on this point. Years ago I came to the conclusion that regardless of how we might feel the morning of January 1st, we will quickly lose focus as we get back to the normal routine of our lives. I would wager a guess that many people stick to a couple of their resolutions for more than a few weeks but in the end we all tend to forget about them by the time March rolls in. I am not trying to chastise anyone so don't get upset with me (Remember, bitch less). So I pose this inquiry to you.

Why bother doing it in the first place?

It seems like a waste of time and energy to say you are going to do something to start the year. Until you make the decision to actually change something in your life it is pointless to make the pledge in the first place. Just as importantly it is just as pointless to do it to start the year. If you were really dedicated to making some life altering change then why wait? As soon as it comes to mind just do it. The more often you put something off the less likely you are to follow through. By you, I mean we.

Be it something small like bitching less then just make the change. If it is a little more difficult, like weight loss or stopping smoking, then go see your doctor and make a plan and get your ass in gear. It doesn't seem too terribly difficult a concept.

Yea. This coming from the king of procrastination. Listen, if I can put something off until tomorrow you can just about bank on me putting it off. Sometimes, however, even I get the juices flowing and make the change. Returning to school was a huge change. It was fairly easy and fortunately for me I had a great number of supporters who helped me with that. It made the transition from working stiff to student a lot easier to handle. The whole weight loss thing is proving much more troublesome. Not because I can't but because I have not convinced myself to do it. Sure, I lost a few pounds since the beginning of 2009 but lets be honest, if I had really put forth the effort I would be 30 or 40 pounds lighter right now.

In conclusion, do not wait until the start of the year to promise yourself that you are going to change. Just step up and make it happen. Don't make me come over there and smack you in the head (ala Jethro Gibbs). Ok you know I am going to procrastinate on that but you never know.

Oh, and in case you are wondering, I do make one resolution every year. Well, for the last 7 years I have and every year I do keep it. Some years were harder than others but I always manage to stick to it. What might that resolution be? I resolve not to strangle the life out of any idiots. It works for me.

You might be guessing, at this point, that this post should have went up on the 1st. What can I say.... I kept putting it off.


Later taters!!!

Mike


PS: In the highly, and almost certain, event there are some grammar, punctuation, or other typographical errors I blame it on global warming. I was just too tired to proof it properly.

2 comments:

Denver Refashionista said...

I too will try not to strangle anyone, even the children in my classroom (LOL).

A.Marie said...

FINALLY!!! I found your blog again!! It took me forever, but I finally found it!

Can you tell that I am a little bit excited!!

I made it a priority (last summer!) to try and revisit all of my followers and since your blog isn't listed when I clicked on your picture, I had no idea where you were. So, while I was over at Disabled Not Dead, visiting Anne, I browsed through some of her blogs and found yours.

So, how have you been? I read where you went back to school? That is great!

Stop by my blog sometime and I am going to bookmark your blog so I can find it again! :)