I long for milder weather when I can sit on my porch and watch the flames of the jiko. More than that, I wish the flames of the jiko would help me to think more clearly.
I made a conscious decision to NOT make new year’s resolutions this year. (Does that mean I made a resolution? I’m DOOMED) I’m so tired of unfulfilled resolutions. What is the point!? Why do people think that the change on a calendar page is going to improve their ability to follow through better, avoid everything bad and accomplish everything good? Really!? Does it happen? Why can’t we just decide on a random Tuesday in February that we want to make a change and expect positive results? I guess people do. It just happens with a vengeance around New Year’s day.
I hope that the people who DID make resolutions experience success. There are plenty of things I’d like to change about myself. I didn’t resolve to NOT make those changes. I just decided that the change wouldn’t have to magically happen in January. Except for that "Juice In January" thing. I bought a juicer. It’s all the rage. Everyone has a juicer. And they’re juicing. Some of my friends even juiced in December (WHATever!!!). I’m juicing in January. But not every day. And not every meal. Just sometimes. Except for one week. I am going to do an entire week of juicing. But not this week. And probably not next week. And mostly likely not a Sunday – Saturday week either. It is not a resolution. It’s just something I decided to do. And I like alliteration, so I’d be hard pressed to figure out how to use my juicer in February. I think I’ll Fry in February. Everything I eat is going to be fried. Yeah. That’s it.
Here’s an interesting thing . . . I "resolved" to NOT make any resolutions, but here I am at the beginning of the year with a new blog post. After what, like 2 years of NO posts? Is it a resolution, or just something that happened? I think that’s the issue. If you start doing something at the beginning of a year, then people (or I) automatically label it a "resolution" and put all that pressure on a person. And watch how laughably unsuccessful that person might be. This blog post is NOT part of any resolution – it’s just something I’m doing. Maybe I won’t do another post for like 28 months. So go ahead, and hold your breath (or not).
- – - by the way – - – when I started my blog originally, it wasn’t on January 1 either. Just so you know. I’m rebellious like that.