I am not a maker of resolutions though I have no problem with others who find the practice motivational. You do you! Still, I can’t help but be amused by the moving target that is the new year whether it’s quitting smoking, daily exercise, or a new resolve to eat more healthfully that’s got your attention.
All that build up to January 1st and then the inevitable search for wiggle room.
You can’t start a diet/quit drinking/give up sweets January 1st. There are still parties to attend and left over Christmas goodies to eat. All those New Year’s Day social commitments. And for some of us, though not me and Tracy, hangovers. Who can run with a hangover? Really?
So it’s not January 1st that the New Me begins, really it’s January 2nd.
Except this year that was a Saturday. And who starts something new on the weekend? Nothing good happens on the weekend.
So lots of my social media friends have declared January 4th the new January 1st, the true start to the new year. After all, for many of you it’s the first day back to school and work and the regular routine.
Happy New Year! And best of luck with those resolutions because after this there’s no more wiggle room. It really is the new year now. And if you thought you’d blown it, relax, and join in with the wigglers.
January 4th is the new January 1st.