New Years Resolutions SuckPosted: January 2, 2013
I know I’m not the first person to make this brilliant statement, but New Years resolutions suck. Which is exactly why I’m going to make one this year.
It’s not so much that the actual making the resolution part sucks—it’s the keeping the resolution part that does. It requires effort. I see this all the time at the gym. Usually, the first two weeks of January, the parking lot at Planet Fitness is packed, forcing me to park much farther away from the entrance than I wanted to. Once inside, I feel like some sort of hungry animal, hunting its prey until the opportunity arises to pounce. In this case though, instead of a lion and a gazelle, I’m on the lookout for a bench and some dumbbells or my favorite cross training machine (of which there are only about 8 of in the whole place… ask me how happy I am about that). After those first two weeks are over though, things return to normal and us gym regulars are happy once again. Why is that though? Why do people give up so easily?
Though I have my theories about why, I’m not going to bore you with them. You’d probably stop reading anyway. Instead, I’m going to make my own New Years resolution, but not about going to the gym. This year is all about me. I know that might sound selfish, but I don’t mean it the way that you think I do, don’t worry. This year, I’m going to do what makes me happy—I’m going to do what I want. I’m going to kick ass at softball. I’m going to write and write and write (I’ve already had a failed blogging attempt. Round two anyone?). I’m actually going to make this blog stick for the duration of this year. I’m going to better myself as a human being. I’m going to take risks—I want to look back on 2013 and regret nothing. I’m not going to sweat the small stuff. I’m going to balance my schoolwork and not get too stressed out. I’m going to do things for me and not anyone else. For once in my life, I’m not going to be a doormat for people to walk on. Most importantly, I’m going to have fun. 2013 is my year.
This post is a new beginning—not just for this blog, but for me, too. It’s going to be hard to keep this resolution, really hard. I’m going to stick this out. I’m promising myself.
So watch out 2013, I’ve got some big plans for you.