It’s that time of year again. Time to ring in the New Year with New Year’s resolutions. This year, I’m in a better place than I’ve ever been, and I’m not making anymore resolutions. I’m done with that.
I cannot tell you how much time I’ve spent over the last several years composing ridiculous and unrealistic resolutions. And, of course, I never lived up to them – then felt guilty about it to boot. My favorite resolution is dieting and losing X number of pounds. It never happened! It never will!
My resolution for 2008 is to not have any resolutions. I went through a scary health bout with a family member last year. It made me look at things quite differently and treat every day as though it could be the last. I work hard. I have fun. I have wonderful friends and family. I try to help people along the way. I’m back in school, learning new things and meeting new people. My life so far has been an interesting journey with experiences I treasure. I am so grateful for what I have. I’m just going to keep doing what I do and enjoy each and every day as it comes.
Having said that, why make a resolution?
Resolutions can be helpful. I made a number of them for 2007 and only succeeded in about half. The other half will roll over to 2008. I’m usually not willing to share my resolutions but I’ll share a few at the end.
Abby and I have been friends forever. I admire her and I think she has the same respect for me. But, we live very different lives.
Abby runs a thriving business and works harder than anyone I know. I am struggling to keep a business alive.
Abby is single. I juggle a household with a husband, grown children in and out, and my two in-laws who happen to live with us.
Abby is super smart. I’m muddling.
So, here are my resolutions (at least the ones I’m willing to share:)
Stop envying Abby.
Enjoy the little moments.
What are yours?
Give me a break Sheri, why do married people always think that “single people” have it easier? While I am single, I also have elderly parents to take care of. They don’t live with me but I am still responsible and do a lot for them.
My resolution for you is to stop talking and take action – think about what Sheri’s needs are instead of everyone else’s.
I don’t believe Abby has it easier. Not for one second of any day. Nor would I believe that single people have it better or easier. Different does not mean better or easier – just different.