New Year Resolutions
So why do we make them?
We’re certain to break them,
They are one of our worst institutions.
My New Year’s plea and I think you’ll agree
Is to ban all New Year Resolutions.
So I wrote a year ago and I still feel more or less the same. There’s no real reason why a new year should be connected with promises to do all sorts of things that are good for you: giving up smoking; losing weight; exercising more; being kind to your elderly mum or dad – if you’ve got them; doing more for other people; helping in charity shops or the like. The list is (almost) endless.
But there’s no real reason why it should be connected with January 1st. You can just as easily start a diet or give up cigarettes on 14th June or 29th October. But there we are and once again I start thinking about what I want to improve in 2016.
I want to write more. OK. Shall I try for a blog a day? Not very likely to keep at it, certainly not after the end of January – even if I manage that long!
There’s also the nagging thought that brilliant pieces scattered randomly in my blog aren’t really acceptable for comp entries as “unpublished” stories/poems/articles. Stuck. Up against a brick wall.
Probably the best way is to try to write: 1. Something every day – however short or however silly . 2. Blog entry at least twice a week – using Daily prompt if necessary 3. One larger project – story/play/new poem each month 4. say, half a dozen fillers/letters/bits and bobs each month
Might not achieve this but at least I have set a few goals,