Happy New Year! Its January 2018 – Now What?

January 2018

If you’re reading this that means you survived New Year’s Eve. Yay, you! So are you the type of person who makes, then breaks, resolutions? Because most of us do. Experts say 88% of Americans will eventually break their NYE “suggestions.” But hey, it’s good to try and make at least one positive change in our lives, right? Think of January 1 as your personal reset button for a fresh start at reinvention.

Last year I set three resolutions for myself. The first one had to do with my website/blog. I wanted to amp it up, take chances, be brave with comedy, and really put myself out there. Did I achieve it? Meh. I haven’t been picked up by any big websites or gotten discovered by a talent agent. But for those of you who do read my website, thank you from the bottom of my liver heart.

My second resolution was to not feed my dog table scraps. I think I made it a whole two weeks on that one. In fact, I’m pretty sure I did even worse than the year prior. And when my son brought his dog home for the holidays – who is not allowed table scraps – I corrupted him too. Hey, he’s my grand-dog, I’m supposed to spoil him.

As far as my third resolution which was to get healthy, that can be classified as a “work in process.” I started off with a bang last year. Nothing like scheduling a trip to the Bahamas in April to make you follow through. However, later in the year shit happened…like Hurricane Harvey where you had no choice but to eat whatever you’re lucky to have because A) you can’t make it to the grocery store and B) even if you could there wasn’t any food.

Next thing to happen was the Astros won the World Series in seven games. Yay, us! So that was seven times I ate crap and drank too much. Oopsie. Let’s just say I took one for the team. And don’t get me started on the holidays. Thankfully I’m not alone in the over-consumption department. But alas, I will put “get healthy” back on the resolution list, this time all by itself so I don’t overwhelm myself and make it a whole two weeks.

Getting healthy is a lofty and far reaching goal that I don’t want to screw up. The good news is my son is getting married in April so yet again I have a target date to workout, eat healthy, and somewhat curb my drinking (if I’m being completely honest). Yay, me! But I’m sure something will happen by May that will push me off the wagon (probably the wedding) to make the “get healthy” resolution crash and burn like my liver by March.

By the way, did you know the top three common resolutions are to 1) quit smoking (for quitters) 2) get more organized (get a life) and 3) learn something new (like don’t make resolutions). Psychologists recommend telling others what your resolution is so they can hold you accountable and heighten your chances of success. Unless your resolution is to quit watching so much porn – then don’t tell us. We don’t want to know.

In the meantime, good luck and good life in 2018!

Happy New Year! It’s January 2018 – Now What?
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