Okay, I’ll admit it.
I don’t do New Year’s Resolutions.
I know. I’m practically un-American.
At least give me a chance to explain why. I deserve that much. I think.
Life can be uber complicated. So I simplify as much of it as I can. Otherwise I’d never be able to function.
For example, if the garbage needs to be emptied, I empty it. If the van needs gas, I stop at the filling station and spend my hard-earned cash. If a book is good, I ignore the rest of the world and read it. (That last one’s a little bit of a fantasy, but you get the idea.)
In the same vein, when there’s something in my life that needs changing, I take action.
Or refuse to acknowledge it because I don’t want to change…but that’s a story for another post.
I’m not a big fan of procrastinating, and that’s what New Year’s resolutions boil down to – at least for me. Around October (or right after Thanksgiving…) I decide I need to lose weight. I’m not going to tackle it right then, though. I’ll make it a resolution for the New Year. Perhaps I decide to watch less TV…but I’m not quite ready yet, so I’ll wait till the new year.
The way I see it, though, if it’s October and I decide I need to make a change in my life, putting it off until January will do nothing except give me enough time to talk myself out of it or forget my resolve altogether. Which brings me back to the ♥heart♥ of the problem.
Why do I avoid procrastination (and therefore resolutions)?
Because if I put something off, I will forget about it. Without fail.
I have no doubt that there are people in the world brilliant enough to remember every choice they make and witty enough to carry their decisions out with aplomb. I, however, am not one of them. If I decide to do something, I need to act on it right then or that decision will fade away into the ebbing and flowing mist of what could have been. (Getting gas, for example. If I put it off…yeah, I’ll be walking to the gas station with my gas can.)
Now that I’ve confessed my deep, dark, un-American, non-resolution-making secret, I have a burning question to ask.
What’s your New Year’s resolution?
I admit it, I’m itching with curiosity. Does that make me a hypocrite? I prefer creative decision maker. It has a much nicer ring to it!
Of course, now I have to suggest some resolutions that are good for any time of the year!!
- Read more inspirational romance.
- Read more books.
- Read more inspirational romance books.
- Tell others about the inspirational romance books you’ve read.
- Leave reviews for the inspirational romance books you’ve read.
- Buy more inspirational romance books (and e-books) to read.
Hm….I’m I seem to have developed a theme. It’s a good one, though, don’t you think?
Truth time! What’s your resolution? Or, if you’re a resolution-boycotter like me, what’s the next inspirational book on your reading list? Do tell! It’s always a good time for book suggestions!
Wishing you a Happy New Year AND tons of Happy Reading in the New Year!