and so it begins

January 2, 2018 1:06am CST
I don't make New Year resolutions. I don't even really understand the concept of celebrating the end of one year and entering into the unknown of the next. What if I decide half way through that I want the Old Year back? Why do I need an alcoholic drink in my hand to watch the clock hands move from one minute to midnight to midnight itself? Doesn't that occur every single day {night} anyway? Tick tock. Husband and I saw 2018 begin by watching Psychoville - the first series - on Netflix, with a brief interlude with the BBC to see a few fireworks and hear the chimes of Big Ben. Bedtime was followed by morningtime and the first day of the year was spent at my MiLs with one very feisty Toddler Niece, too much food {again,} and some bubbles. And now I'm on the bus, ready for a day at work. The Christmas break never really feels like a holiday to me, busy as it is with decorations, presents, food, sales, family, friends ... So, I've wangled annual leave for Wednesday and Thursday. Heaven. But I was going to talk about my lack of New Year resolutions. What's the point of making them if I'm only going to break them? Instead I have made myself some promises. Eat healthily. I need to get into my wardrobe again. Go for country walks. Husband and I spend far too much precious weekend time cooped up indoors. Do something. Anything. Something new. Something different. Don't be so hard on myself. I'm only human. So, enjoy whatever 2018 has to offer you, kind and lovely folks. May you be blessed with as much happiness and as much health as Fate can spare you.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
2 Jan
From several years we do not wait the New Year up. We are tired and we love to go to sleep at our usual time, why to change our habit just one day of the year? I do not make resolutions either. I know I should go out more, but I feel so well inside my home, hidden from other "humans".
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4 Jan
I like hiding. It's good. We shouldn't be forced to show ourselves.
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@LadyDuck (175970)
• Switzerland
4 Jan
@Poppylicious I fully agree, I am well hidden in my burrow.
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@WorDazza (10091)
• Manchester, England
2 Jan
Hmmm! The whole concept of time is a purely arbitrary human construct and then we go and add further arbitrariness (is that a word??) by assigning importance to particular dates. We are indeed a strange species. I'm a bit puzzled as to why you need to get into your wardrobe! Do you need to hide from the monsters under your bed?? Good luck with the promises. I will also not be making resolutions but I will be going one stage further than you. I'm not even making any promises to myself or anyone. I'm just winging it this year. Can't really go any worse than when I've made plans!!
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4 Jan
Well, I need to get to Narnia. Gosh, you're daft.
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@WorDazza (10091)
• Manchester, England
4 Jan
@Poppylicious That's not the first time that's been said about me. And I suspect it won't be the last.
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@JohnRoberts (62937)
• Los Angeles, California
2 Jan
New Year's Eve is a just another night. All that happens is that a new number (2018) has been assigned to a designated period of time.
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4 Jan
I know - I don't understand why other people don't get this. It's simply an excuse to get drunk and make too much noise.
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@xFiacre (5179)
• Ireland
2 Jan
@poppylicious If something is worth doing why wait till 1st January? I do hope your 2018 is an excellent one.
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4 Jan
Exactly - you said it so much more succinctly than I ever could. :)
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@Icydoll (24613)
• India
2 Jan
Thank you and wishing you a healthy year :)
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4 Jan
My pleasure, and thank you too!
@mayka123 (10806)
• India
2 Jan
i dont wait for the New Year to make any resolutions. I am making resolutions practically every morning and breaking them by the end of the day . For me New Years eve is just an excuse to spend time with the family and party.
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4 Jan
Lolz, I love that! Happy New Resolution Day for every day this year!
@mayka123 (10806)
• India
6 Jan
@Poppylicious Thank you so much.
@Traceyjayne (1157)
• United Kingdom
4 Jan
I never make any and that way I can't break them. Also I can't see the point of waiting til a new year before you change something ...if you want to eat better or go on holiday more, or watch less tv ....then do it ...can never understand all this new year new start ...don't wait to make a change for the better !
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5 Jan
Precisely!
@JESSY3236 (7295)
• United States
2 Jan
Happy New Year!! I don't make resolutions either. Psychoville sounds like a good show. I'll add it to my Netflix.
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4 Jan
It is good - British comedy, a bit bizarre though.
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@marlina (77841)
• Canada
2 Jan
I do NOT make New Year's resolutions as they are just a waste of time and create anxiety.
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4 Jan
And anxiety is not something we need more of!
• Preston, England
2 Jan
my only resolution is not to make resolutions - never broken it yet
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