January 2, 2014

You Say You Want A Resolution

And we're back...

I'm not a resolution maker. I'm really not. I firmly believe that resolutions are things that are almost instantly broken and lead only to a feeling of partial - if not complete - failure. So, of course, I've made some resolutions this year. Three in fact.

1. Move. I'm not talking about buying a new house. We've vowed never to do that again. No, I'm talking about getting up off my ass and moving thus decreasing size of aforementioned ass. I'm not setting some wild goal of running a marathon in 2014. That's crazy talk (and also no fun). But I do need to get in some sort of shape, preferably not my current shape that resembles a sack of potatoes with a beard.

2. Avoid drinking during the week. It's a well-known fact that I love beer the way Lady Gaga loves visible thongs. The problem is that I probably drink too much during the week. I'm not boozing a lunch or pounding shots every night at the local watering hole but, still, I wake up at 5:30 every morning and every little advantage helps.

3. Figure out my health and not stress too much about it. Look, I've been on five rounds of steroids and six antibiotics over the last four months and I have just as much of an idea what's wrong with me as I did when all this started. And I'm anxious about it. Justifiably so. I'm an immediate gratification person but I've started to realize that, where medicine is involved, there's no single silver bullet, no room for immediate gratification.

Sure, there's other stuff I want to do this year but those three are key. How about you? What kind of promises have you made yourself for 2014?

Posted by Chris at January 2, 2014 7:13 AM | TrackBack

The secret to #2 is to not have beer in the house. If there is no beer in the house I don't even think about it. If there is beer in the house, I'm going to drink it. There is also an very unfortunate relationship between goal 1 and goal 2 at our age.

Getting old sucks.

My wife went through about 6 months of undiagnosed misery last year before probably the 10th different doctor she saw figured it out. So hang in there.

Posted by: COD at January 2, 2014 9:30 AM

Those are all very doable resolutions, I like them! In 2014, I promised to myself that I would keep on exercising during the week and do more cooking in my kitchen.

Posted by: Heather at January 2, 2014 10:15 AM

I like your goals. Last year I started doing the "My One Word" challenge. I did good with FOCUS last year. This year I chose DISCIPLINE(D)...we'll see how I do. And after having three Emergency Room visits by April last year I have made one resolution this year...NO ER visits in 2014!!!

Posted by: Kristin at January 2, 2014 11:54 AM

Welcome back! I've missed my Daily Cactus...

For 2014, I'm leaving my "career" (aka the thing I do for money that isn't really "me") and venturing into being "me" (for a lot less...more like nearly zero...money). But I'm hopeful that circumstances will work out and in the end, I'll get to be "me".

Posted by: James Proffitt at January 2, 2014 4:17 PM
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