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New Year’s Resolutions 2010

It’s over 14 years since I wrote the piece below, but it’s so silly that I thought I would post it here. I’m sure everyone has felt this way at one time or another

December 31, 2010. 10:02 PM.

In less than two hours, we will welcome not only a new year but a brand new decade. It’s like spring, in a way, a new beginning. For me, January has always been a time of renewal, a time to start new projects or to pull out the old ones and attack them with Attitude!

In January, I feel as though I can accomplish anything–after all, there’s a whole new year stretched out ahead of me, so anything is possible. This year I will practice the piano every single day; I will buy, cook and eat healthier food; I will clean the house regularly (okay, that’s stretching it); I will walk, stretch, lift weights and reduce my BMI dramatically–won’t my doctor be pleased–and I will fit into that size 4-5 dress that makes me look like a princess; I will make that quilt that’s been in the planning stage for the past eight months; I will lay that flagstone patio, plant new shrubs and flowers, change the upstairs carpeting and redo the bathroom before we all die of mould poisoning or whatever. I will do more charity work and be more sensitive to the needs of my family and friends; I will keep the laundry up-to-date; I will be thriftier, craftier and more creative; I will purge every piece of unnecessary paper from my home office and will clear out every closet, cupboard and drawer of formerly loved stuff–and will make sure it all goes to good use. I will review and update my Bucket List with an “anything is possible” attitude; I will clean out the furnace room, defrost the freezer, reorganize the laundry/storage room and separate all the nuts, bolts, screws and nails into separate containers. And one last thing: I will move the storage shed and build a proper base underneath it so we can actually open and close the doors on it.

But, for tomorrow, I think I will start by whitening my teeth.

Happy New Year, everyone! May you all be blessed with health, wealth and happiness–and may all your goals be realistic.

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