New Year Nonresolutions

First, let me start by wishing everyone a happy new year. I hope that 2019 is a fabulous year for all of you. I also wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for reading my blog. I appreciate all the support and the likes, Both here and on Facebook.

It seems that everybody starts out New Year’s by making resolutions that they never actually keep. I too was guilty of that until a couple of years ago. Then I started making promises to myself that I thought I could keep. They would be small things, like committing to eating more vegetables or decreasing my consumption of meat to do a small part to decrease the production of methane gases in the air. Usually, those small promises for me take the form of: “I’m going to go to the gym three times a week.” Or “I’m going to try to walk more”. Those types of promises I’m quite good at keeping. When it comes to writing, however, I am not quite as good. I find that the only time that I write is on Thursday nights at the bookshop. And even that, is very sporadic.

I do find that I write when it’s me and a friend at a café. So maybe that’s the promise that I need to make. I need to find a friend with whom I can write consistently. I have one friend that I’ve written with and it was a wonderful experience. I got more done in that hour and a half that we met that I did in the three hours the previous Thursday.

I’ve also never been good about more typical New Year’s resolutions. You know the ones. “I’m going to lose X number of kilos by Y month.” Those also never work for me. I find they are counterproductive.  I would love to say that I am going to teach less and write more in the New Year but that is one promise that I am sure I am not going to be able to keep. What are some of your resolutions, or as the case may be nonresolutions? Do you keep them? Or do they fall by the wayside two weeks into the new year? I would love to read your comments!

I am off to a family brunch, where no one will be looking to lose weight. At least, not until tomorrow. Thanks again for reading my blog. That’s all she wrote for this Inkreadable installment. But stay tuned, as always there is more to come.

One thought on “New Year Nonresolutions”

  1. How lovely to hear from you on your blog. Day one of 2019 and I vow this one to be good for us all. Thank you again for reading my memoir. I hope it wasn’t too gut-wrenching! And I also put my hopes on your writing to pick up and take off joyfully. You’re great, and we need to read you. LOVE!

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