So many people make a big deal about the new year thing... I'm really not sure why. I mean, ya, a lot of people want to get that whole "fresh start" thing and do something different. Sure, that's one thing. But I guess I've just never been that kind of person.

The new year for me in reality is very much like last year. And the year before that. And the year before that. My goals are often the same. Pay off bills. Work toward buying a house. Keep my job. Etc, etc. Of course there are some other random things thrown in there each year that would be nice to accomplish or have - but nothing that really changes much of my outlook on the year or even my actions in the year to come for that matter.

Things just stay relatively the same. That's the way I like it.

So no big "resolutions" for me to make and fail to keep. No incredible, life-altering plans. No big game changing plays. Just business as usual. One day at a time.

OK, maybe a couple curve balls thrown in here and there to keep things interesting... but not too many. Don't want to scare the neighbors.

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  • Dean T.

    January 3, 2011 at 1:01 am

    I couldn’t agree more. Every year it’s the same thing. The last few days of December is filled with people complaining about and critiquing the past year, and praising the merits of the year to come. The first few weeks of the new year are filled with hope and promises to “do things right this time around” and “make things better this year”. By February, everyone’s given up and gone back to “this year sucks, can’t wait for it to end”. It’s a vicious cycle repeated year after year, and one I refuse to take part in. I don’t even make resolutions anymore. I think it’s silly to wait until January to commit to making a change. If I want to do something in life, I do it when I make the decision to do so; I don’t wait for some calendar date to come around for me to effect change in my life.