Oh. My. God.
I feel like I’m gonna throw up. I think I’m being attacked from the inside by the delicious kugel I just sucked down like a friggin’ Dyson. Ughhhh. But you don’t want to hear how the noodley goodness is doing roundhouses in my tummy. So I digress…
It’s January Fifourth (it’s that gray area between the Fourth and the Fifth, because to some it’s still nighttime and to others it’s early morning…I say it’s still Wednesday, but I know some of you may not concur with me and say it’s Thursday–and some people in the New Zealand/Australia area might even go a step further and say it’s nearly Friday), and I am contemplating the new year and the obligatory resolutions that come along with it. I don’t really get the concept of making resolutions, especially when people make crazy and outlandish ones that they never really keep. According to USA.gov, some of the most common resolutions made in America are as follows:
- Drink less alcohol
- Eat healthy food
- Get a better education
- Get a better job
- Get fit/Lose weight
- Manage debt
- Manage stress
- Quit smoking
I wonder how many people actually are still keeping those resolutions by the time June rolls around. I always feel like New Year’s and Lent fall too close together, and there is just way too much resoluting and sacrificing for Jesus and I just can’t do it.
Maybe I’m just non-committal? Could be. Whatever the reason, I have compiled a short, but detailed list of previous resolutions of yore and why they failed:
- Swear less. I’ve tried that one for Lent a few times too. It doesn’t work. I may look sweet and aw shucksish, but I have the mouth of a trucker. I think all my attempts lasted a few hours.
- Lose 10-30 pounds. Pfft. I love food waaaaay too much to eat healthy. I hate most healthy food and I can rationalize consuming half a package of Oreos during an episode of New Girl. That one has lasted me a few weeks, but I always crash and/or burn.
- Get fit. Yeaaaaaah…I lasted nearly a year on this one. I am a pretty vain person, and I like getting all buff and toned and wearing smaller pants. Who doesn’t? I am also a sucker for having super toned arms and a fit back, so this was a resolution that I enjoyed…until work derailed me and I fell off the workout wagon.
- Be a nicer person. I am, for the most part, a pretty nice person. Even more so if I like you or think you have potential to be included on my golden list of compadreship. But if I don’t like you? Oh that is a sad card to be dealt, because I am quite bitchy and mean. In both the preppy mean girl mean and in the smart person who makes mean comments that sail over your head and that you don’t really get until you think about it later. I can usually do good on this one until I inevitably run into a person that I decide I hate.
- Be less messy. Oh man…yeah, that one doesn’t get too far out of the gate. I don’t even know why I try to make that one, to be honest.
- Try to go to bed earlier. Um…yeah. You see how well that one worked out.
I decided that this year I’m just going to not make any resolutions and see how that works out. Ash Wednesday is February 22nd, and I have to come up with something particularly good to impress Jesus, so I’ll come up with a good Lenten thing to give up. Maybe I’ll actually keep it? That would be a first. I don’t think I have ever kept a resolution or whatever I gave up for Lent.
Wow. I am a non-committal, foul-mouthed, slightly chubby, mean and messy nocturnal Catholic who eats badly.
At least I’m funny. That’s gotta count for something, right? 😛