Much like Christy, I really don’t put much stock into the whole “New-Year-New-Me” mentality. I’ve tried it. I told myself that I would floss more, eat more fish, eat less dessert, work out more, goof off less, blah, blah, blah. I mean, seeing as I am the quintessential Virgo personality, New Year’s like a fresh start bonanza, but this year, I’m done with self-improvement. It’s all about maintaining the status quo.
I’ve often been told that my expectations of other people, of things, of life in general, are too high. The way I see it, if I keep the bar where it was last year, I won’t be disappointed if I don’t honor my resolutions (Forgot to floss? No problem! Had
seconds thirds on dessert? Don’t sweat it!). That way, I can only be pleasantly surprised when things take a turn for the better (Did a load of laundry AND emptied the dishwasher? High five!).