Tag Archives: new years

Bad News for 2011

3 Jan

Dear 2011,

After much contemplation, I have decided I will NOT be making any resolutions for this upcoming year.  Please don’t take it personally–it’s not you, it’s me. 

The truth is…..I think New Year’s Resolutions SUCK.  For some strange reason there is nothing appealing to me about a list of things I can and cannot do for an entire year.  In the end, most people trash their over-the-top life changes by the beginning of February and are left feeling even more worthless than when they made the resolution. 

Therefore, I have decided to make you my own personal experiment–my chance to try EVERYTHING and regret NOTHING.

So here’s what I WON’T be resolving to do this year:

  • give up drinking–self explanatory…I enjoy drinking and in moderation and even in excess, it can be fit into a healthy, exciting lifestyle. 
  • DIET– every year,millions of people pledge to give up all their favorite foods and follow some crazy, extremist diet plan for the next 12 months.  TRUST ME–I was probably one of the worst diet bandwagoners.  Sorry 2011, but I am tired of it….diet’s don’t work and in fact, they really really blow. 
  • go to bed earlier–I know it’s important to get 8 hours of shuteye each night but this year I’m not going to kill myself if every now and again I  stay out an extra hour later at night, hit the snooze button in the a.m. and call it a day.  What’s the worst that’s going to happen?
  • save all off my money–I am a self-diagnosed workaholic so I hate not having a decent amount of money in savings at all times.  But let’s face it, I am no millionaire and my stingyness can really take the fun out of life at times.  So in 2011, I am not going to criticize myself for choosing “grande” over “tall”, full service over self service and  bottle of wine over box…  

If by the end of the year  I turn out to be an obese, unhappy homeless person on the verge of a mental breakdown, then I will send you a formal apology letter admitting how wrong I was.  I will promise to never eat a carb again and attend church everyday.  Maybe I will even give up drinking ……

In the meantime, I will be enjoying 2011 to the fullest…starting with this yummy White Blueberry Martini Recipe!

2011, I know this isn’t the relationship you expected and I really hope you understand.