Yesterday I got the mundane stuff out of the way. Lose weight, eat right, get organized. Now I want to talk about things that I have been wanting to do for a while that I am now deciding to actually do consistently. Here goes:
The concept of New Year’s Resolutions is a pretty understandable one, to me. The date of 01/01/XXXX is a very stark and imposing date, implying a beginning of things. It’s a perfect time to start new things in your life. It’s definitely better than “I’ll start tomorrow” because it lacks the dual connotations of procrastination and immediacy. Saying “I’ll start in January” is less than pie-in-the-sky but more concrete than “eventually”. So, I’m starting some stuff this year. Some of these things I have already started, and some of them I am launching today–Inauguration Day. So maybe these aren’t so much New Year’s Resolutions as they are New Administration’s Resolutions, but I digress.