Why I Don’t Have A New Years’ Resolution
I always enjoyed making a list of goals to adhere to on New Years Day. When people would ask me, “What’s Your Resolution This Year?”, I’d shoot off an answer that would rival any contestant in a Miss America pageant. But then, as I aged and my body began to deny my simple pleasures like a high metabolism, my goals became generic. My “the world in mine” mentality waned, and my grand resolutions morphed. Resolutions turned into a meek, “I want to lose X amount of pounds”.
Now, I can’t believe that 2018 is nearly here (it’s December 31,2017 right now). As I sit on my sofa and write this blurb, I find myself looking back at the year and its events. There were happy, fun times; and there were some dark, incredibly sad times. I’ve traveled & visited great places, and met some awesome people. The sad times included the loss of my younger brother. Those times of sadness won’t ever go away because I’ll never stop thinking about him… He was almost 35 when he passed. And now, we are going into a new year.
What’s A Resolution, Anyway?
Once again, the age-old question comes ringing in my head. What IS your resolution for the year? Well, I don’t have one. Not anymore. And the reason behind my decision is pretty simple… I’ve been grossly misusing the term. From the definitions I have seen, the term “resolution” is the act or process of resolving something. In effect, We’re all guilty of misusing the term. People say, “my resolution is to lose weight this year”, and that is just wrong. To lose weight is a goal, and a resolution is not a goal. At least, not by any dictionary standard. So, as of December 31,2017 @9:24 am, Tricia Wehner will no longer make New Years Resolutions. Nope. Instead, I’ll be setting my goals for the year. And I have more than a couple. I’ll share them all with you here now, and then at the end of 2018, You can revisit this post to see if I was able to achieve them. Deal?
My 2018 Goals
- Revamp My Blogsite To Increase Viewer/Subscriber Exposure
- Work On Improving My Mental Well Being
- Pay Off My Credit Cards & Increase My Credit Score
- Start My Online Boutique
- Get My Passport To Travel More
- Invest More In Stock
- Learn To Become More Empathetic Towards Others
- Lose 50 Pounds
There you have it. My goals. My New Years Desires, if you will. Yeah, I know… I put the generic “lose weight” thing in there. But I’m getting a head start on that one thanks to Personal Trainer Food. Oh, there are more things I want to do throughout the year, but I’ll start with the ones here. So now that you know why I am no longer “doing” resolutions, what’s your take on my view(s)? Good, Bad, Interesting? Let me know in the discussion section below! As always,
Thank You For Reading,