I've been preparing for this for a while now; would you mind if we could just get down to business?
I don't make resolutions, because I don't follow directions well, even if they're from me to begin with. Understand? I will make changes, because that's me, but I will not label them as New Year's resolutions or anything. Don't try to put me in a box; I will resist. I will be making changes all year long. Some will be Summer Resolutions, or even Back-To-School Resolutions. I've even been thinking about Christmas Resolutions already. Just hang back. Changes will come.
Throw anything crazy at me, and I will fight back with anxiety, tears and complaining. No one wants that, so could you please just let me slog through this life the best way I know how? Throw me a bone here or there, and that'd be just fine.
About all the facial lines and gray hair that 2011 brought: I realize that I am at an age where I can reaonably be considered "middle-aged," so the the daily affirmations of aging are overkill at best and cruel at worst. Do you really want to be known as The Year I Started To Look Old? You can come up with a better name for yourself than that. How about The Year My Talents Were Recognized? Or what about The First Year I Made A Million Dollars? Those are just some general suggestions.
I don't really have a plan for you yet. I guess I should admit that I don't often have a plan for much. But if you stick with me, and be polite, and encourage me to spread my wings a little and try some different things, I'll keep the complaining and crying to a minimum. Thanks, and I'll see you tomorrow, and every day for the next 365.
|Just do what I say, and no one gets hurt.|