A shiny new year.

Posted by Sherry Roit on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Under: General



 Did you make resolutions? Did you see in 2011 with enthusiasm, say good riddance to 2010? Or were you sad to see the old year go?

I've been hearing people say good riddance to 2010, that it was a bad year. Well, first off, that's hardly fair to poor 2010. It's not the year's fault, after all. Also, I think it's something that's said every year. Because-- no kidding, eh?-- everyone has bad years, and they don't all coincide. But sometimes I think it's become the default thing to say. As if having a good year might be obnoxious, unheard of, or...take your pick.

So many self-fulfilling prophecies out there. I just look at this as another year that may have its ups and its downs like any other year. Don't get me wrong; there's something wonderfully symbolic about a new year. It can, when envisioned properly, be a great motivator. But don't look at the year as this magic number that will somehow, all by itself, be so much better than the previous year. That leads to the good riddance part of the equation year after year, after year

Personally, my 2010 started way up, had some bobbles, and ended okay. I have a new laptop that so far, I really love (though I must learn not to rest my hands/wrists on it, or weird things happen because I'm on the touchpad), and this helped me to start writing again. It was a much needed gift to myself that isn't completely paid for, yet, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.

I don't make resolutions. I feel that's an instant setup for failure. I also feel that most resolutions are goals that could be striven for any time of year, and should be. Unless of course you're just making the same resolutions every single time. Perhaps it's time to examine why the same ones are being made and why they always fail.

Still with me? I know, I'm just free flowing, here.

Whatever you felt about 2010, here's to a great 2011. I sincerely hope that by next new year's you'll be sad to see it go, rather than putting your boot in its backside.

Hrm. Now on a cryptic, personal note: while I don't have resolutions, I do have wishes. I wish that someone will very soon read my books when he has time, and contact me about it. I wish someone would check their dang facebook so I don't have to wait another four weeks. I hope tests come back okay, and I hope to meet one or two people I've been wanting to meet. To really shoot for the moon, I hope to make it to a certain city this year. But if not, there's alway 2012. As long as a bus doesn't hit me or some such.



Ah, and may all your written/read words, be, if not wonderful, at the very least, thoughtful. Ponder that.

Discuss. What do you wish for?

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Tags: life 
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A shiny new year.

Posted by Sherry Roit on Wednesday, January 5, 2011 Under: General



 Did you make resolutions? Did you see in 2011 with enthusiasm, say good riddance to 2010? Or were you sad to see the old year go?

I've been hearing people say good riddance to 2010, that it was a bad year. Well, first off, that's hardly fair to poor 2010. It's not the year's fault, after all. Also, I think it's something that's said every year. Because-- no kidding, eh?-- everyone has bad years, and they don't all coincide. But sometimes I think it's become the default thing to say. As if having a good year might be obnoxious, unheard of, or...take your pick.

So many self-fulfilling prophecies out there. I just look at this as another year that may have its ups and its downs like any other year. Don't get me wrong; there's something wonderfully symbolic about a new year. It can, when envisioned properly, be a great motivator. But don't look at the year as this magic number that will somehow, all by itself, be so much better than the previous year. That leads to the good riddance part of the equation year after year, after year

Personally, my 2010 started way up, had some bobbles, and ended okay. I have a new laptop that so far, I really love (though I must learn not to rest my hands/wrists on it, or weird things happen because I'm on the touchpad), and this helped me to start writing again. It was a much needed gift to myself that isn't completely paid for, yet, but sometimes you just gotta do what you gotta do.

I don't make resolutions. I feel that's an instant setup for failure. I also feel that most resolutions are goals that could be striven for any time of year, and should be. Unless of course you're just making the same resolutions every single time. Perhaps it's time to examine why the same ones are being made and why they always fail.

Still with me? I know, I'm just free flowing, here.

Whatever you felt about 2010, here's to a great 2011. I sincerely hope that by next new year's you'll be sad to see it go, rather than putting your boot in its backside.

Hrm. Now on a cryptic, personal note: while I don't have resolutions, I do have wishes. I wish that someone will very soon read my books when he has time, and contact me about it. I wish someone would check their dang facebook so I don't have to wait another four weeks. I hope tests come back okay, and I hope to meet one or two people I've been wanting to meet. To really shoot for the moon, I hope to make it to a certain city this year. But if not, there's alway 2012. As long as a bus doesn't hit me or some such.



Ah, and may all your written/read words, be, if not wonderful, at the very least, thoughtful. Ponder that.

Discuss. What do you wish for?

In : General 


Tags: life 
blog comments powered by Disqus
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