Alphabet Soup: R is for resolutions

This segment titled Alphabet Soup: The alphabet according to someone with very little shame and a lot of time on her hands was inspired by blogger Mandy Wallace and the Writers of Kern A to Z challenge. Enjoy!

Happy New Year!!!! It’s 2016 what whaaaaaaat

I hate spending Holidays at home, but spend it at home is what I did. People watching tv and munching on random things. Like every other fucking day of the year. Man, what the hell?! Who does that?! Tons of people, I bet. It’s a thing. Gathering, eating, and watching tv while rehashing the same old shit. Bleurgh.

R is for Resolutions

Let’s keep talking about tradition. Probably the biggest and most widely spread New Year tradition is coming up with resolutions for the coming year. Usually we all resolve to do things like lose weight, be better people, eat healthy, be more creative, do more of whatever it is we’re not doing enough. And, each year, without fail, we forget all about our well meant resolutions. Because they’re born out of that end of the year guilt, that looking back and feeling uncomfortable with how little we’ve done. Then the vastness of a new year comes along and we fool ourselves into thinking we have all the time in the world to accomplish whatever it is we’ve written down in our list of ours.

Does the mere act of writing down and coming up with these things satisfy that part of our brain that feels like we should be doing more? We get this burst of productivity that carries us through coming up with ideas, the planning, the initial set up for our new lifestyle. And then. And then. Nothing. Life happens and we put it all off. We push it back and rearrange it and forget that we had plans to change.

Are we doomed to repeat our mistakes every year? Cursed with chronic forgetfulness. Maybe. We should probably start by not romanticizing beginnings. It makes us feel fresh and new to start something when time seems to be starting, as well. Except, that’s a lie, isn’t it? Time never stops. We’re convinced it’s renewing itself, when really it’s us projecting our need for newness onto everything else.

So, instead of writing resolutions, let us make concrete plans. Let us forget about the fact that it’s the start of a new year and instead focus on our desire to be different, to improve. Plans, not resolutions. Let’s try it. What’s the worst that can happen?

Have an excellent year, readers!

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