1. “I’m going to work out more.”
You vowed to work out every morning, but then God intervenes by sending artic temperatures. You have no choice, but to hit the SNOOZE button. It’s not your fault. That’s an Act of God. Granted this doesn’t work as well for SoCal living, but ,hey, we did have winter last week.
2. “I’m gonna put myself out there more in the dating scene.”
Congrats! You made it through the holiday parties, New Years kiss and Mariah Carey’s “All I want for Christmas is You” annual taunt. Next year, you vowed the spot next to you at the holiday table will not be where the family style food resides, but the spot designated for your perfectly charming plus one. You will miss the easy access to the bread bowl and stuffing, but sacrifices must be made. Then it hits you, the holiday beat down isn’t over. There’s still one more Single slam waiting and it’s the knock out punch. VALENTINE’S DAY! And really there’s no point starting to date before this POW style torture, so the sweatpants go back on. Spring dating is more playful anyway.
3. “This is the year I’m going to save more.”
Such an adult and noble aspiration, yet impossible if you have an email. Sure, you want to put aside your nest egg, but then the temptations start. “Flash sales, 60 percent off, end of the season,” taunt you. You take a quick peek and pretty soon you’ve got your VISA rep calling you to verify suspicious activity on your account. “Yep, that’s all me,” you shamefully confirm. She claims this was a just a courtesy call, but let’s just call it what it is, Keisha. This was a judgment call and, yes, I’m not saving. Happy New Year to me.
So there it is kids. If you've fallen off your New Year’s resolution, take comfort that it’s never your fault. Simply poor event planning. I am sure we would all keep Summer Resolutions.
Happy New Year!