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Amy Lee’s Weekly Whine – The New Year’s Resolution

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The New Year’s Resolution is stupid.  Yep – I said it.  Stupid.  Of course this is MY opinion – it might not be that way for you and that’s OK!

I am completely on board with the thought of going into the New Year with an outlook and plan of how to make myself better, but it is so frustrating to watch people make promises to themselves every January 1 and then watch them laugh it off when they break the promise on January 14.  It is socially acceptable to break a New Year’s Resolution to yourself and that’s sad.  Plus it gives you an excuse to never complete the goal – “Dang, I didn’t hit my goal.  Oh well, I will try again next year.”

So I have strayed away from making New Year’s Resolutions.  I decided a few years back that I am not going to limit myself to one day a year to start working on being a better person.  Really – would it not be better to continuously come up with new realistic goals throughout the year?  Goals that are more easily attainable?

Here’s some fun facts – did you know that only 45% of Americans actually make New Year’s Resolutions and of that – only 8% actually achieve their goal?  Would it not be more productive to set “New MONTH Resolutions” and take baby steps?

And here’s another thing that cracks me up.  Out of the top 10 resolutions made for 2014 – number 9 is “Fall In Love”.  Really?  REALLY!?  That is your New Year’s Resolution?  Because you can control falling in love right?  Tomorrow morning you’re going to wake up and say – “Well – cool, I’m in love.”  That is absurd!!  If you ARE going to make some sort of resolution around love – how about this,work on making yourself available for love!  That’s something you can control!

So don’t ask me what my New Year’s Resolutions are – I do not and will not ever have any.  But I can promise you that I will successfully better myself in 2014 – and that’s really all that matters at the end of the year!

Now – grab a glass of wine (or champagne) and hold it in the air for a toast…

You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. ~ Dr. Suess

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