Every year at this time, thousands of people make one simple decision for the year. Something that they think will make their year better or something that will make them better. I have done the same for many years. Usually it involves something healthy. Eat healthy. Working out more. Climb a mountain. Whatever. Or sometimes it involves getting rid of a bad habit. For many years of my life, my New Years resolution has been to stop biting my fingernails. To this day, I have yet to stop this nasty little habit, no matter how hard I try. I’ve tried just about everything shy of wearing gloves! So my nails still look all bitten and snarly.
I don’t like New Years resolutions because, truth of the matter is, I never keep them. Oh sure, I might make it through a couple of weeks, but then inevitably I’m right back where I started eating french fries and drinking Coke and smoking 8 packs a day (wait a minute…I don’t smoke. That must be my brother…) and skipping trips to the gym and working just as much as I did last year. It’s a never-ending cycle that I just can’t seem to get away from…the broken New Years resolution. Not once, in my 40 years of existence, have I ever followed through with it. Not once.
How sorry is that? You would think, as a grown adult, I could come up with SOMETHING that I could do for a whole 365 days! I mean…how much comittment does it really take? So this year, I am making my New Years resolution and it involves exactly what I am doing right now. So here it is…my 2009 New Years Resolution…
In 2009…I declare that I will NOT blog more than TWICE a day!!!!!
That’s 2 times. That’s it. Not 3 or 4 or even 5. TWO. That’s all ya get. In a day. Because, quite frankly, I’m overdoing it on ye old computer here and the letters on the keys are starting to fade. That should tell me that maybe I’m doing this a little too often…right?
Of course, I’ve been down this road before. I’ve tried to NOT write and failed miserably. I think once, after posting 7 stories, I started whining about no one stopping by to read and I started feeling frustrated by my inability to come up with interesting things to write about. Maybe because I burned out a little? Dunno why THAT didn’t occur to me…
So I am taking a page from my friend “Twenty-Four At Heart“. With her, you know you are gonna get a single blog every day. I always go and read her every morning. It’s now like reading the paper to me (which I still do, by the way). I don’t think I’ll be doing the “every morning” thing…that might take TOO much committment. However I think it’s high time I cut back just a smidge.
So 2 stories a day Friends & Family! That’s all your getting! And I haven’t decided yet if that includes a “Picture Of The Day” or if that will be the only exclusion. I can’t quite decide. I’ll get back to ya on that one. Maybe tomorrow? Because I got bigger plans for Blog #2 today…sorry.
Of course, knowing how long I keep my resolutions, I might be willing to discuss it tonight…in Blog #4…