I Quit (Every Year)

Can you believe that tomorrow is Christmas Eve?  Where did the year go?  Before we know it, we’ll be singing Auld Lang Syne and toasting the arrival of 2014.

Every year I get swept up in the fresh beginnings the new year represents, and I make resolutions.  I mean who doesn’t want to better themselves personally and professionally?  I vow to stop smoking, lose weight, and achieve new heights in many areas of my life.  And, every year, I fail.  As the old saying goes: “A New Year’s resolution is something that goes in one year and out the other.”

One year, I quit smoking for a whole six hours. On New Year’s Day, I bummed a cigarette from a friend. She said, “I thought you made a New Year’s resolution to quit smoking.”  And I told her, “I am in the process of quitting. Right now, I am in the middle of phase one.” “What’s phase one?”, she asked. I told her: “I’ve quit buying.”

The way I see it, this year I should add “Breaking My New Year’s Resolutions” to my list….that way I will  succeed at something!  Or, I can make resolutions that I can actually keep.  I plan to bring 10 new clients on board with Matchmaker (maybe you can help with that one!), and I also plan to:

  • Remember to write 2014 instead of 2013
  • Read the manual… just as soon as I can find it
  • Procrastinate more (Starting tomorrow!)
  • Stop repeating myself again, and again, and again
  • Think of a password other than “password”
  • Eat more chocolate
  • Try at least ten beers I’ve never tried before.
  • Stop buying worthless junk on eBay (because QVC has better deals) and finally….
  • Stop hanging out with people who ask me about my New Year’s resolutions.

As I prepare for an extended vacation between Christmas and the New Year, I wish you a Merry Christmas, a Happy New Year, and this:  “May all your troubles last as long as your New Year’s Resolutions…”

Happy Monday,