Wednesday, 11 January 2012

You don't do New Year's Resolutions???

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Yes, that was Katie's reaction immediately after I told her I don't. Some of you might find it weird, seeing as the whole "New Year Resolution" shebang is so widespread throughout the world. The principal of the thing is pretty straighforward: every year, just before it ends, each person comes up with a few things that they would like to change about themselves in the New Year.

I can understand the attractiveness of it all. Each one of us has something we would like to change about ourselves and New Year's is usually the time when wee start thinking about what we would like to do differently. Sometimes it's family related - eg. "I would like to see more of my family this year" -, other times it's more personal - eg. "This will be the year I will shed those extra pounds" etc, etc.

I do realise that there are lots of different types of New Year's Resolutions, but I'm just sticking to the basics. Mainly due to the fact that I have never - and I mean never ever - made my own resolutions. It's not that I have any particular aversion to the idea; it's just that as I was growing up, we just didn't do anything like that. I do come from two different backgrounds - both Greek and English - but neither half of the family does anything like that. The only reason I ever found out that New Year's Resolutions even existed was probably because of some film or another. Yes, that is how clueless I was about the whole thing.

But even now, that I am aware of this particular tradition we are talking about, I still don't feel tempted to participate. The main reason for that is that I don't think that any of my resolutions will last past Easter or that I will even remember them! And other than that, I am not sure I place so much value in them. I always have things that I would like to change, things that I would like to do more of or less of, but I don't wait until New Year's just to make it into a resolution to fulfil in the new year that's just around the corner. I decide there and then that something has to change and I work - from that moment on - to change it.

So yeah, no resolutions for me. Just for a change!

And to leave you on a funny note, I found this image on the internet, which I am sure is what happens to a lot of people's New Year Resolutions!

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3 comments:

  1. I know what you mean :) I never used to do them either, but as I said in my post, I make goals instead, because with everyone else making resolutions, it's easier if I just have something to say lol.

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  2. I am just flabbaghasted (spell check says that this word doesn't exist, but it does. It DOES) by your lack of New Years tradition (I do not care that it is not YOUR tradition :P)

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  3. ^The word does exist, Kate, you just don't know how to spell it =P Try"flabbergasted." lol!

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