It was over twenty years ago when I finally got smart to New Year resolutions.
People agonize over them, they pin their hopes on them; eventually, some cry out in self defeat -- me, I can't wait for January 1st to bring it to my door.
January 1 -- the day that I resolve to do nothing about the things I can't do anything about.
Board the 2012 Let It Be Train with me. Life is better when you just surrender.
My 2012 List of New Year Resolutions I Can Live With:
#1.) I will accept the fact that there will be days that my hair will look like Leon Trotsky.
#2.) I will tell myself that no matter how loud and bassed up I play my Fatboy Slim, *check it out now I say FunkSoulBrother* errr..sorry* it will still always be the driver's seat of a cranberry minivan that I'm sitting in.
#4.) I know that people exist who wear exercise pants for exercising; I will, however, continue to wear exercise pants without exercising because of their two way stretchy fabric.
#5.) I will be realistic with my lululemon dreams and that even if lululemon promises this....
I know I will get this...
#6.) I will make the purchase of Crest WhiteStrips being fully aware that their promise of seven shades whiter will still only get my teeth this far up on their color gradation scale.
#7.) The fact is that it doesn't matter how I see myself in my head groovin' it on the dance floor -- I must look at this picture and know that this...this is how I will always really look out there.
#8.) I need to admit to myself that I will until the day I die believe that the sole act of purchasing this DVD is enough to get me the same results as actually following along to the DVD.
#9.) I will stop stacking up books next to my bed so overdue the police are knocking at my door and quit pretending like it's them that'll be plastered on top of my face when I fall asleep at night instead of a Star magazine.
#10.) I will stop getting my hopes up on Hair Appointment Days and just be glad that someone else is washing my hair. What I say to the hairstylists vs What they hear me say to them will never be the same. And it will always be my word against theirs.
Now, deep liberating breaths, and welcome, 2012.
**SORRY about all the images I had to pull on this post. Got one of those scary alerts asking for photos to be removed. People: really, the age of pulling images off of Google is gone.
Take it from me. Now I understand why so many people post without pictures....used to wonder, but wonder no more.