Sunday, January 2, 2011

2011 Will Be Awesome! I Know It!

Oh, hell. I have New Year's delirium.

Yep, that's right, for the past two days I have been doing nothing but thinking about the changes I am going to make in 2011.

About the projects I am going to undertake.

The bad habits I am going to end.

The good habits I am going to replace them with.

The book I am going to write.

I have been filled with that sense of self righteousness that fills so many around the world on January first, usually starts to wear off around the 15th, and is almost always replaced with a "fuck it, I'm okay the way I am" feeling of malaise by Valentine's day -- which is perfect, because there is plenty of candy around to use as consolation for giving up.

This year my delirium is even more serious than in years past. My god, y'all, I made a LIST. A LIST! I didn't just drunkenly mutter something about wanting to lose 20 pounds and be nicer to people, I actually wrote shit down! There is evidence! Luckily, I started it with "make a list of plans for the new year," just so I would know I reached one of my goals.

The list does feel incomplete, though, so I'm still not sure if I can cross that one off.

Maybe in 2012.

14 comments:

The Vegetable Assassin said...

I only made two resolutions this year:

1) Eat more cake and lie about it
2) Don't make resolutions

So far so good! Good luck with yours though, I'm sure you'll thrive on them.

Happy new year Libby!

Hippo Brigade said...

I don't feel compelled to be better this year. It's like my brain fast-forwarded to the Valentine's day malaise. And I'm totally okay with that, as long as there's lots of candy to keep me company.

Riot Kitty said...

Ha! I love lists. Good on you for checking the first thing off. It counts!

I update my goals all the time, all year, in a sick Virgo/Swiss kind of way. If I could limit it to New Year's that would be great, but my OCD won't let me.

LL Cool Joe said...

I've given up making resolutions, but I have made a kind of list myself, but I'm gonna add "make a list of plans for new year" just so I can cross it off too.

Granny Annie said...

I write down my resolutions too. Thankfully we have an incinerator that can remove all trace of such commitments:)

Kelly said...

I think that Mea has colored a picture over my list. I can't seem to find it...

JenS said...

My list went something like:
1. Keep breathing.
2. Refer to #1

Best of luck with your list!!

Wombat Central said...

Lists are good! I tend to lose lists. This is bad. I need to resolve to not lose my list of resolutions.

BeckEye said...

I made a list too, but I was drunk when I wrote it so I have no idea what I was telling myself to do.

BugginWord said...

I wrote down "try not to get so fucking drunk all the damn time." Then I puked on it and passed out. Ta frickin dah.

Vic said...

My resolution list is basically "tread water". Forget getting better, I'm all about not going backwards.

Sam said...

I'm proud of you that you wrote anything down at all. I didn't even get that far.

lifeisacrapshoot said...

That's still a lot more impressive than my list! Which has nothing on it...

for a different kind of girl said...

This is why I started with 'floss daily.' I figured since I'd already been doing it for awhile, I could say I kicked 2011 in the ass when the year closed and I was still sitting on my own fat one!