I wasn’t going to do one of those resolution posts – I’m not sure resolutions work for me – typically they are just that thing you do because it’s January, knowing full well you’re going to blow them off. But you still feel racked with guilt when you do – blow them off. What’s the point? Why not just do your best without a plan or a goal or a resolution? Why do we need January to remind us to try harder in life?
But then I start feeling left out – everyone is doing resolutions. The parent in me whispers, “If everyone was jumping off a cliff, would you do it, too?” The perpetual teenager in me answers, “Probably.” I’m kind of a follower – it’s my thing. And the truth is maybe I just feel lazy for not having a resolution all dreamed up and pretty and ready to go. I’d say, “lose weight,” but that’s kind of a duh factor. I was already trying to do that. And considering I’ll be pregnant until the end of July, that might not be my wisest resolution – there’s a fairly good chance it’s doomed to fail. I’d rather be pleasantly surprised.
I do want to eat better – or continue to eat better since I think I’m already doing a pretty good job compared to say me one year ago. But is that a resolution? It sounds more like a maintaining the status quo to me. So let’s see – if I were one of those Wonder Women who accomplished new exciting things, what would I plan to accomplish this year:
- Solve world hunger.
- Teach my kid to use the potty.
- Be beautiful. Instantly. Without trying.
I’m teasing myself, I know. I will say that I’d like to do more real cooking. I like cooking (shhh, don’t tell my husband) but lately I try to avoid it at all costs – why is that? I know my kitchen is cramped and tiny, but is that the problem or is there something else preventing me from whipping up some delicious?
Can I say, “I resolve to have a baby before the end of the year” ? I would hope the odds of me failing at that are slim to none (knock on wood). Which would make it a huge cop out – but hey it IS a resolution I’m fairly sure I can keep.
So what am I saying? Am I making resolutions or resolving to avoid them still? I guess there is stuff I’d like to do this year – like buy that Canon Powershot I keep drooling about – and I will probably do some of it – but I can’t even bring myself to make a serious list. I just wanna, like, do good. Keep it real. Become a world famous Dooce-sized blogger (not really, I am so not ready for that yet).
I resolve to not suck.