Although I am fairly convinced that resolutions need a complete new makeover, I have made a few, the usual. Eat better, exercise more, love more, forgive more, stop texting and driving (not that I do.) If you ask me, people sometimes use resolutions to set themselves up for failure, but that is a completely different blog. I am proposing Un-Resolutions.
The older I get, the more I realize that there are certain things that I just am not doing anymore. Like for instance, as much as my kids may want me to, I am not getting in a cold pool or a cold ocean unless I want to. I have already served my time with young kids in a pool whose temperature rivals that of most Icees. Not doing it. So in the spirit of Un-Resolutions, I propose the following:I refuse to eat at restaurants whose food I know is overpriced and poorly prepared…not naming any names, Castle of Italian Food….
When people are overtly stupid and their driving affects the progress of ten or more cars, I am going to break the laws of Southern hospitality and I am going to honk at them.
I am going to walk the gauntlet of supermarket check out aisles without feeling like I need to buy a candy bar.
When in a conversation that has awkwardly, painfully and obviously run its course and needs to end, I am going to choose to end it, rather than perpetuate the pain. The alternative would be to continue the obligatory small talk/listening cues.
I completely reject the idea that I need to use a dating website to find my “perfect” man. Given my history of sometimes poor choices, I am going to let friends and family help me out.
I am going to stop pretending I am open to trying ethnic foods. I’m not. Don’t ask.
Although confrontation is not really in my skill set, I am going to start telling people more of what it is. In a nice way, of course. If possible.
Since I do not have a child whose given name is Facebook, I am going to spend more time in actual conversation that does not involve IM.
Pursuing a master’s degree has been in the back of my mind for some time and I know what I would like to study. Through prayer, I have decided to go ahead and start. So I guess the un-resolution would be to stop sitting on my butt and get going on what I think God has next for me.
So what are your un-resolutions? Please comment.
Love you, Terri