Makes me feel old.
I do not do New Years resolutions, because now that I am older, I know that you never know what life will bring you, and how you will react and what you will do as a result. Life is very unpredictable sometimes.
Then again, a lot of things in my life are the same all the time.
I’ve had the same job, for seven years, do the same thing everyday for 12 years, because I have had the same career path for 12 years, and at the same time, I take care of people, and you never know what the day will bring.
I’ve been married with the same man for almost 16 years. Our relationship is solid and constant. It is a blessing.
So I don’t do resolutions. I want to lose weight, but I am surrounded by junk food all the time at work. I know I really like to eat. I would like to have more control.
I would like more time with my kids. I cut my hours, so I do have more time with them, but they are teenagers and want to listen to music all the time! I find myself talking to them when they are listening to music, and I am talking to myself.
I want to be out of debt, but my husband and I are enrolled in a debt program so we are actually going to be out of debt soon.
So I am not doing resolutions. I guess I am just a realist. I want to take everything one day at a time, to be able to deal with what’s going on realistically.
There won’t be any change without motivation, and action. Also looking at the root cause of what you want to change about yourself.
Everything has a reason, cause and effect. It takes time to work on this. I just can’t come up with unrealistic goals, without a ton of reflection and steps to change.
My life is pretty good as is. If there’s something to change, I will work on it, one step at a time, and not work on a ton of things at once. It doesn’t seem realistic, it seems like false hope.
Changing takes work and time. Some things you cannot change overnight or even within a year.
These are just my thoughts.
New Years is fun to celebrate though!
I’m glad I have it off, because I usually work Holidays, since I work in health care.