I’m sure you’ve heard it before:
“My resolution this year is to diet!”
“I’m gunna work out every week this year as my resolution.”
Yah right. Give me a fucking break!
Here’s the thing, I have absolutely no problem with resolutions. Change is healthy for everyone: it shows you recognize that there are things that you could improve upon, that there is no such thing as perfect. I get that, that couldn’t be a better way to help improve upon yourself.
The problem I have is that people are turning these things in to New Year’s resolutions. That, to me, is so completely dumb. To me, that shows that these people want change, but not to the point that they want to actually improve themselves and make those changes. For example, if you really wanted to diet that badly, why didn’t you just start right away? Why did you have to wait till the “new year” to make that change for yourself?
New Year’s should not be a time for you to just finally do all the things you’d planned to do throughout the year. It should be a time to look back on all the great things you did to improve yourself over the course of the last year, and to continue to work at those already set goals. People use the New Year’s holiday, it seems to me, as an excuse for that sort of thing.
The only other thing that annoys me more than that, is the friends that try to be more than that through use of the New Year’s kiss. New Year’s kisses in and of themselves are extremely adorable. It’s definitely one of the more romantic types of kisses; higher, in my opinion, than one from under the mistletoe. However, many a person from the friend zone have tried using the New Year’s count down to get out. Kindly stay where you are, love. There is a reason I did not choose to date you, and I definitely do not want that to change.
Other than that, the New Year’s celebrations are quite typically extremely enjoyable. People drink champagne together. You pretend that your family is somewhat normal. You act like you didn’t just nearly fail all your final exams of the semester. It’s the beauty of the New Year’s working to your advantage.
Here’s to wishing everyone a safe and sane New Year.