Happy new year!

I saw out the old one with prosecco and cake, and am about to usher in the new with prosecco and smoked salmon. Definitely a better changeover to the gallon of red wine and stinking hangover of last year.

I like the new year. I don’t do new year’s resolutions, so it’s really relaxing and nice for me (I gave them up a few years ago). I just figure that if it’s that important to give up/take up/do less of/do more of whatever it is, then I probably ought to start doing something about it when I think about it, rather than saving it up for one of the least inspiring months of the year. So in October, I thought it would be good for me if I wrote more. So I started to write more. Ta-daa! I’m already three months ahead of you suckers.

I’ve read a few blog posts about being sure to make ‘smart resolutions’. You know, business-speak SMART. Specific, measurable, achievable, realistic, time-specific. Mine would look like ‘write something (that’s fairly specific, right?) every day (measurable), well maybe not every day (achievable), maybe not even every week if I can’t think of anything interesting (realistically speaking), for however long I feel like it (time-specific)’. And what’s the point in that? That’s just what I’m doing already.

Anyway. Happy New Year, Happy New Decade, and best wishes for any resolutions you do make. Don’t let me stop you – up and at them.

2 thoughts on “Happy new year!

  1. I had a writing resolution like that last year and I am glad to say I stuck to it. My ‘Daily Crazy’ lasted daily for a month or so, became sporadic and rapidly died out. It was fun while it lasted.

    I’m trying again this year.

  2. ‘Resolutions smezolution’@ is what I say!

    Interesting what you say about rhe SMART resolution but also that the mnemonic is WRONG! Not your fault it’s those people in big business that don’t want the proper one to be understood The original mnemonic is Specific Measurable AGREED Realistic and Timely. Interesting that change isn’t it? Especially since achieveble and realistic are the same really after all big business wouldn’t want to have to get one to agree with a target rather than have one imposed upon oneself! [centre and relax].

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