After days of excitement and preparation, we stayed up late last night as some fellow who called himself Lady Gaga caused a giant ball to drop in New York City. People cheered and hollered and made out, with tongue, on national TV. We did not find this as uncomfortable to witness as we normally would because, how else should a person celebrate the death of a year and birth of new one? We went to bed, prepared to wake up and find…
Everything exactly the same.
Now, naturally, we were ready for this to happen. I mean, it’s not as if we expected to wake and find a new teleportation device and a hoverboard directly from “Back to the Future Part II.” In fact, this was really just another day in a long line of days we had witnessed and would continue to witness.
Still, though, there should be something different about this new year.
With 2012 fresh and new, I’ve been overtaken by ambition. No, I won’t be running a marathon and becoming a business tycoon. My ambition is definitely not quite there, yet.
What this ambition did cause, though, is my creation of “resolutions.”
Normally, I am not a person who jumps on the whole “New Year’s Resolution” train. In fact, I make fun of that train. I call that train and all of its passengers names. I give that train a train wedgie until its train underwear rips.
For the first time, though, I had actually created goals for myself. I like to think that this is a sign of me growing up.
Now, obviously no one wants to hear my resolutions. I told a couple to my wife and received the same look I get when I tell her about a Kansas City Chiefs’ player. It’s a polite look, but clearly she has drifted off into thinking about her work schedule or her new shoes or pocket lint… really anything besides what I’m talking about.
If the person I’m married to reacts this way, you definitely don’t care.
That’s why I will only share one with you. As a person reading my blog, it is the only resolution that even slightly affects you.
I will write 366 posts in 2012.
For those keeping track, that is one post a day for the entirety of 2012. I will not take one day off.
I could write like some people who make this resolution do. You could read 366 posts like this:
I’m very tired today. I feel sleepy. I guess I’ll probably drink coffee. Hopefully I won’t be tired tomorrow.
That’s not interesting. In fact, I would want to punch myself in the head if that’s all I could come up with.
No, I will have a real post every single day of 2012.
Sure, there will be some posts that are destined to fall in the “What Was He Thinking Posting This” category. Hopefully, though, there will be more that fall into, at least, the “Decent Post” category.
My hope is that some publisher will read these, think I’m a genius, and give millions upon millions of dollars to write for them. My more realistic hope is that you will humor me this year and read along with me.
The only difference between yesterday and today may be my ambition. Hopefully that change carries over past tomorrow and through the rest of the year.
If it doesn’t, the next 366 posts are going to be really rough.
- My New Year’s Resolutions #1 & 2 (kellitamurphy.wordpress.com)
- A thought on New Year’s resolutions…. (By Kathy Mickus) (horizonsingles.com)
- You: New Year’s resolutions from Boulder County schools (menafn.com)
- 5 Reasons Not to Post a New Year’s Resolution Post (practicalwhimsy.wordpress.com)
- New Year’s Resolutions: Three Things People Will Strive for in 2012 (inquisitr.com)
- 7 days to a better year – New Year’s Resolutions (theshowmecajun.wordpress.com)
- 2012: It all begins with intention. (mittsmusings.wordpress.com)
- Short resolution for 2012 (halfblog.net)
- New Year’s Resolutions… Revisited (smalltownrevelations.wordpress.com)