It occurred to me (and not for the first time) that I’ve accomplished very few goals that I set for myself this year. Part of that has to do with the year completely sucking – long and hard. Since I never keep to – or believe in - New Year’s Resolutions, I thought I would keep it simple – baby steps, if you will.
I resolve…to work on my novel more.
No, I’m not going to say “finish”. That might never happen, and given the subject matter, I might lose interest halfway through. However, I can at least commit to 500 words of tripe a day. I think.
I resolve…to no longer eat fast food.
Except for Del Taco. Why? Because it’s Del Taco.
I resolve…to not yell at elderly Peruvian women.
There’s a story about that. No, I’m not ready to tell it. Let’s just say that Peruvian women are evil…and cunning. Crossing them is like crossing the Fates themselves.
I resolve…to pet my cat more.
I think she’s been neglected lately, which probably explains why she’s always “asking” for food. It’s the only way she can get my attention. Maybe a pat on the head every once in a while might curb her appetite.
I resolve…to maybe try to think about dating again.
I said maybe.
I resolve…to maintain a good work ethic.
By that, I mean actually “work”.
I resolve…to keep a better schedule.
I suck at time management. But maybe if I regulated my Del Taco runs…
I resolve…to limit my Netflix/YoutTube/anything-streaming time.
To two hours a day…instead of six.
I resolve…to occasionally put my balls to the wall.
Literally and figuratively. If law enforcement isn’t around.
I resolve…to have at least one happy moment per day. Even on the shittiest of days.
Because as Jack Nicholson once said in smiley make-up: “If you gotta go, go with a smile”.
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