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New Year, New What??

Every year starts the same way. We are supposed to be "new" just because the calendar has changed to a new year. How are we supposed to be "new"? And what is wrong with being old or at least hanging on to old parts of us? At least the parts that are working.


Every fitness center or gym advertises the fact that you need to get in there and start becoming what you haven't become since last January 1st. Does this mean no progress was made in the past year? What if you paid off your house, your car, got a new job, started a new relationship, ended an old relationship, etc.? Aren't those things to be proud of? I mean, they are changes you made.


For me, I feel like if January 1st is supposed to be different or a new start; then I damn well better behave myself on December 31st. It is hard as hell to wake up with a huge hangover and stare at a poached egg...and I love poached eggs.


Oh, I understand the sentiments. Resolutions are made but are they ever kept? I make them all the time but I can't really say that I have ever kept any. For example, this year, one of my thousands of resolutions was to stop buying things I don't need. Well, it's mid-January, and I have already bought three pairs of shoes. Have you seen my shoe closet? I have three. They are full. Obviously, I don't NEED shoes...I just WANT shoes. They were on sale...at least that's what I tell myself so I can sleep at night.


I love Leanne Morgan, #leannecomedy. She is brilliant. The funniest and truest thing she has ever said is "Thank God, that Weight Watchers doesn't have a limit on how many times you can join!" From her mouth to God's ears. Weight Watchers is one of the companies that offers specials on memberships at the beginning of each year. I feel certain it must work for them because they do it every year. I wonder if they keep track of the stats to see if the same folks join again every year. I may have done this...possibly...you don't know me...so, don't judge. Well, pretty sure you know me...but try not to judge.


On January 1st, 2020, I declared I was going to get myself in better financial shape. One of my goals was to pay off my car. Well, I did it!! Yay!!! Resolution or goal achieved....but, I will let you in a little secret. I paid off my car in July and bought a new one in October. Resolution down the drain. Again, don't judge. I am thankful I don't have more than one garage or I could end up with the same amount of cars as I have shoes. Not bragging...I am sick, people! Again, you don't know me...but, if you do, you are probably not surprised at all.


This blog has really become a brain dump about the new year. When I started writing, I thought well, maybe if I say "Hey, #planetfitness, I want a new me"; maybe they would think that poor bourbon drinking blogger needs our help. Well, I do, but I am not sure if they are up for the challenge.


Another thing, why do we put ourselves through it? Why do we make resolutions that are almost impossible for us to keep? Or at least for me they are? But isn't that the running theme in January or perhaps the joke? People make resolutions and by the end of January, they are no longer keeping them or even trying.


Well, I would love to say that I am going to stop making resolutions but I know I won't. I have lived x number of years and haven't made it yet. There will always be more shoes and cars and Krispy Kreme will always have some stupid specialty donut that has to be tried. Someone has to buy the shoes, cars and eat the stupid donut. If you're not going to do it, I guess I have to. Maybe my new year's resolution should be to do all the things you resolve not to do. It would make all our lives much easier. Well, at least I could stop feeling guilty.


Happy New Year!!









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hannonlauretta
Jan 28, 2022

So much truth here! I also resolve to stop resolving, but we all know that ain't gonna happen. Sigh. Great post.

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