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.