Tuesday, January 5, 2010

In One Year, Out Another

Do you have a New Year’s resolution? Something special or unique…that you resolve to do in 2010? Actually, it’s hard to be unique, because we all pretty much have the same resolutions. They usually fall into these categories:

Lose weight
Get in shape
Get out of debt
Get organized
Stop drinking
Stop smoking
Stop blogging
Help others
Learn Chinese

I saw a great quote that I wish I could take credit for…but alas, I have to give credit to ‘Anonymous.’ (Darn Anonymous has all the best sayings.) Anyway, it goes: “A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.”

We all start the New Year with good intentions about resolving to stick to our resolutions. Heck, anonymous could be YOU or ME. On the First of January, you wake up and think, “Yep, today is the day. Today is the day I tackle my resolutions”….

But you move ever so slowly because you only stopped celebrating 5 hours ago…and you need to find a hair of the dog to add to your OJ…and a smoke, because they go together. You sit down to do bills, but your papers are all disorganized, and all the numbers blur together to look like Chinese, and you haven’t yet registered for the course. Helping others is totally out of the question, when you can barely help yourself. You think about losing weight, but you think more about eating a greasy burger from McDonald's while you watch people working out on the exercise channel. Then you sit down to write a blog about it.

It’s only been a few hours and you have already blown 9 resolutions…you'll have to start over tomorrow.

But don’t confuse this Anonymous with Kat. There is a big difference between us. You would never find ‘stop blogging’ on my list of resolutions.

Good Luck, folks. Resolutions have a way of sticking with us…In one year and out another.

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