It’s 2016 and I’ve given up on making New Year’s resolutions. They never work, and I have never kept one for more than a few days. Then, of course, I’m disappointed in myself for not being able to keep any resolution I’ve ever made. This may sound cynical, but at this point it seems more productive to spend my time doing things other than making and breaking resolutions.
I don’t believe that making resolutions makes me more productive. I still can’t do a set of push-ups, I still don’t read as much as I should, and I still procrastinate like I’m getting paid for it.
I don’t believe that making resolutions makes me healthier. The first thing I had to drink in 2016 was the coffee my friends had pledged to give up, followed closely by the wine they wanted to cut back on.
I don’t believe that making resolutions will hold me accountable, either. I haven’t made a budget yet, my room still hasn’t been cleaned, and it took me four days to write this post.
This year, instead of making resolutions that I know I won’t keep, I think I’ll focus on things that I know will happen. I’ll focus on all the amazing things I’ll learn in school, the great experiences I’ll have with my friends, the books that I’ll read one page at a time (because who really has the energy to read for an hour before bed every night?). I’m going to focus on the blog posts that I’ll most likely write – not because I’m forcing myself to write them every week, but because I’ve found something interesting that I want to write about.
So here’s to 2016 – a year where I won’t be disappointed by the resolutions I won’t keep!
Emma — The Suburban Aggie