A short treatise, but one nevertheless! I’m sure I will post a recap of events later, a la Allie.
I refuse to make new years resolutions. I prefer to think in long-term goals, and I find year-to-year resolutions fall into the short-term category (thank you to the US government tax system for agreeing with me). I find it impossible to keep up with said short-term goals as they are accomplished in a blink of an eye. I never remember to mark them off on a list or catalogue them with pictures. It is the long term goals - graduation, major birthdays, weddings, etc. that I remember to capture and keep.
I also think of myself as an opportunist and instead of trying to predict that will come my way, I would prefer to take chances as they occur to me. Now you could argue that my own resolution is to pounce on every opportunity I have, but that won’t happen either. I’m still discerning.
In short, I find them wholly unrealistic and constraining. I would work hard to accomplish my nonexistant resolutions, and then what? Will I feel better about it? In the past, the answer is no. It’s just another thing to wear on my patience and time.
I do really respect people who are able to follow through on these short term goals but I cannot find the desire to emulate them. It’s not in my personality.
So, there you have it <3 I wish you all a very wonderful, joyful 2009.