Expected and Dreaded: New Year Resolutions


Calvin and Hobbes is one of my all time favorites….


Since this post is going to be dated for New Year’s Eve I think it’s time to list my resolutions for the new year. My first is to get my act together and get rid of all the clutter in my life. For far too long I have been a pack rat, holding on to all sorts of things thinking I would discover I needed whatever as soon as I threw it away. I know this is due to my having lost everything once and not wanting to go through such a traumatic event again, but I have reached a point where I see this is nothing more than another way to cling to past I have no claim to any more. So much of the stuff which seems to fill every bit of available space are just reminders of a life I am in the process of leaving behind, both mentally and physically. Simply put, it is time for it to go.

My second and most important is to stop smoking. It is an expensive, pointless, nasty habit I picked up so long ago I forgot why I even started in the first place, but I’m sure it was stupid. I have picked up some of the electronic cigarettes and I am going to use them to break this and be free.

My third is pretty cliche, but I am going to try anyway, which is to get back into shape and loose some weight. I have already lost five pounds and I want to loose about thirty more before Summer. This means walking more and even climbing the stairs at work. I have been wanting to get into Yoga and Tai Chi as well and a new year is as good a time as any.

And my final resolution? To continue becoming the person I was meant to be no matter who that is in the end.

14 thoughts on “Expected and Dreaded: New Year Resolutions

  1. I have been using e-cigs since Thanksgiving, and they really do help. And I really like your last resolution – that one pretty much encompasses all the others, doesn’t it? We all are embarked on this life journey, and none of us knows who we will become; but that’s what makes life so exciting!

    Good luck on your journey. May you encounter hope, peace, and joy along the way.

  2. Good luck.
    I quit a pack a day habit back in 2003. Prepare everyone around you. I got really irritable, and vindictive before my nerves calmed back down. And I gained weight as well. So that might make your other goal harder. Oh, and stay away from nicotine replacement systems like gum. They just make the addiction and withdrawal last longer.
    I really like yoga. I can’t do it anymore due to injuries, but it is really calming, and it tones your muscles without making them bulky.
    I’m rooting for you.

  3. That all sounds pretty reasonable to me. I think once you get rid of the clutter & after a few months of not smoking – a lot of other things will start to fall into place in due time.
    Happy 2013!

  4. Happy New Year, Kira! I hope you meet all of your goals for the year (that’s what I’m calling them, instead of resolutions); I still haven’t fully decided what mine will be yet.

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