2016: The Year of No Resolutions
I don’t know about you, but I’m over New Year’s resolutions. I’m turning 40 this year, in just a few weeks in fact, and I think it’s about time I said ‘No Mas’.
In years past, I would commit to some ridiculous exercise program, food regimen, or meditation circle only to have it all fade away before February rolled around.
Not. This. Year.
So, I am NOT going to lose 20+ lbs this year. No way. No how. What I am going to do instead is bake gooey concoctions with my two adorable, amazing children. And roll out home-made pizza, with green-olive toppings just the way my boy likes them. And on occasion, I am going to cook over-the-top sumptuous meals for my family and friends, where my love will shine through each and every spectacular bite.
I am certainly NOT signing up for a spin class. Why? Because I do not want to. But as time allows, I will make a point to go on long meandering weekend strolls with my husband. I might pile the kids into the car and take them on a hike to Bear Mountain. Around June, I could see myself in the clear blue sea near Akyaka, taking one lap, then another. And I certainly will chase my little girl around the house and then tickle her until both our sides are in stitches from laughter.
Oh, and I am NOT saving any money this year. Zero. Zilch. Nada. But what money I make, I will spend with joy. Mostly, truth be told, on good food and good books.
I am also NOT watching any less TV. I want to see what happens to Jon Snow, damn it! And whether Annalise will ever recover her relationship with Wes. And between you and me, I am more than a little addicted to Teen Wolf. (Shhh!)
There is a lot to be said for self-improvement. I believe in self-improvement, or I would not be working at Glow. I believe that there are things we can do, steps we can take, to be healthier, happier and empowered when it comes to our choices.
But I never want to lose sight of the fact that not one of us is perfect. Certainly not me.
What I am, however, is earth-shatteringly grateful to ride this ride for one more revolution around the sun. To make some more mistakes. To correct a few wrongs. To spend time with the ones I love.
What more can anyone ask for?
Happy New Year, everyone.