Do you remember how long a year felt when you were like nine years old.! Or even 15.
My daughter will turn is turning 17 in a couple of days and she tells me the other day; "mom, this totally sucks I cant even believe this year went so fast"
I recall one morning while getting her ready for daycare, she was 4, I look up at her face and she had big tears in her eyes and says to me "momma I don't want to grow up, I don't" . I will never ever forget that morning as long as I live. She was pretty keen on how life worked at a young age and I don't blame her for not wanting to grow up. That is why I don't pressure her to get a job or drive yet. we just explain to her to concentrate on her GPA for now. When we achieve graduation we will take the other steps towards the future. Our son who is 20 graduated tech school in the Air force and is stationed in Washington State. I have a blackberry phone with all the bells and whistles now and texting which I never thought I would do... HA! never say never!
Resolutions. I am filled with contempt when I think of New Years resolutions, and so I am left feeling like Andy Rooney on this one. I don't see the point...Some people say "resolutions were made to be broken" or they will say so this year I will do this and this and this and this.
What if you don't hold up to your resolutions... then don't you end up feeling like crap...... ?
My husband actually made a resolution for ME. I tried to explain, no you don't make them FOR people, its an individual thing. I hate people who tell me what my New Year resolutions SHOULD be toooooo! What is that! I feel like saying; "Hey mind your own flippin business" " Keep track of your own shortcomings pal, leave me to my own, thank you very much!!!!
I don't know it just spells disaster to me...
But in retrospect, perhaps I am a secret resolution er after all and just didn't realise it....?
I do have annual goals that I really think hard about and I do put them in list order based on attainability. But I don't do it TODAY I wait until I have a reasonable realistic list and I print it out and hang it on my studio wall. Through out the year I re-visit and if needed revise here and there THE LIST. I also cross out achieved goals as the year goes, which is extremely enjoyable!!!
So I don't think this day should indicate THE DAY for change, I think it should come when it works for the individual AND I am going to Call it Annual Gaol List....
HAPPY NEW YEAR!