by Terri Wagner
I say Bah Humbug. I've never kept a new year's resolution I made, and frankly for the past 20 years, it's been the same one anyway. Didn't someone much smarter than me say doing the same thing over and over expecting different results is stupid or something like that. I concur. So this year, no resolutions. In fact, I may just party this year since it might all be over by December 21st according to the Mayans.
If the Mayans are wrong (and they seem to be bewildered by this whole-end-of-the-world-as-we-know-it discussion), then at least I enjoyed what might have been the last year of earth's current state of affairs. Now don't get me wrong, partying for Mormons can be a bit different than most people might think.
I am just going to let go of the guilt of trying to be the perfect Mormon. Ah come on, we all do that. Devise this measuring stick and hold ourselves up to it only setting ourselves up for failure. Because we fail to just find one thing to become perfect at. We tend to think I need to do genealogy, temple work, missionary work, be better in my calling(s), read the scriptures daily, pray twice a day at least, hold FHE, date night, take care of the spouse (if you are so lucky), guide my children (again if you are so blessed), write a bestselling novel (or at least just a novel), get it published, write a second one, not to mention all the other responsibilities involved in being LDS.
I'm tired of trying to do all that. So for this year I'm just going to take a vacation and work on just one thing...one realistically achievable goal. I don't know what that is yet, but something I know I can do so next year I can say I perfected that, moving on to the next thing, if indeed there is a next year.
And at this point I can honestly say with considerable surprise I don't mind if the Second Coming comes. I'm kinda ready for it, which is another whole post.
So NO New Year's resolutions for me...or is that a resolution? Nope, I declare it is not. If I try something new, maybe I'll get better results. It's a hypothesis, followed by experiment, and I'll let you know the results.