People have been asking me lately if I'm making any resolutions for the new year. Once I manage to stop laughing and I've wiped the tears from my eyes, it's pretty much understood that no, I'm not making any resolutions. Why make a bunch of promises to myself that I likely won't keep? I'll only be disappointing myself, and to be honest, I've had my fair share of that in 2010. In lieu of resolutions, I like making a list of things I'm not going to do in the next year.
In 2011, I'm not going to
- ... wear my work shirts according to a strict rotating schedule.
- ... let the stupidity of others bring me down.
- ... let the large woman at work with the Burt Reynolds mustache intimidate me.
- ... forget about those who have helped me get to where I am.
- ... say "Thank You" to any toll booth operator unless they thank me first.
- ... stop believing.
- ... let any rogue air fresheners or vending machines make me feel inferior.
- ... hold myself to ridiculous standards.
- ... waste my time with regrets.
- ... stop making That's What She Said jokes.
There are many other things I'm sure I'm going to try not to do over the next year, but if I were to list them all, I'd start to sound like a major procrastinator. I realize that my short list is a mixture of serious and not-so-serious statements, but I think that's the best way to approach the end of one year and the beginning of the next... With a modicum of respect and healthy dose of laughter.
So what about you, my friends? Are you making resolutions, or are you resolving to not do things like I am?
Before I wrap up this, my 159th and last post of 2010, I want to pass along my deep and sincere gratitude for you, my readers. I appreciate each any every one of you, and your comments and wise cracks are often what gets me through the week. I owe a large portion of my sanity to you all, and for that I am ever grateful.
Have a great weekend, everyone, and Happy New Year!