When I Knew Better…. Reflections of 2017.
I’m a little late to the New Year’s party but in my defence, the older I get the quicker time goes. I don’t set New Year’s resolutions, for me that’s a recipe for disaster. If I’m not committed to something a new year isn’t going to motivate me. This is one of the many things I’ve learned about myself as I march over the hill. So, instead of committing to how I’m going to do better this year, I’m going to reflect on the when I knew better. See what I did there? Clever and cheesy.
~ I Know that I hate Zumba classes, the music is loud, there’s way too much yelling, and I leave feeling like I want to punch people.
~ With my unsuccessful attempts to lower the number on the scale, I realized I needed to quit drinking wine and go to the gym. I opted instead to purchase $300 worth of Spanx. I have no regrets.
~ There is nothing wrong with drinking two martinis.
~ I really like ironing. There is something oddly satisfying about ironing, running a warm iron over fabric and creating a smooth crisp surface. Cloth napkins, and the crease in a dress shirt. Love it.
~ As I’ve gotten older I actually prefer to be alone with a glass of wine and a good book.
~ I actually really like my greying hair, I thought I would be embarrassed of my roots ¯\_(๑❛ᴗ❛๑)_/¯
~ As of today, I have 2879 emails in my inbox. I only need to delete them and I haven’t, I’m reflecting on whether this is extreme laziness, procrastination, or there is something psychologically wrong with me. I also have a couple dozen tabs open at any time on both my laptop and iPad, I should probably explore the psychology of that too. Later.
~ I have stopped apologizing for leaving an unhappy marriage. I have more patience with long lines, and I no longer feel the pull to ensure the house is tidy, or feel guilty if we run out of bread and toilet paper.
New Year’s is a harmless annual institution, of no particular use to anybody save as a scapegoat for promiscuous drunks, and friendly calls and humbug resolutions.
I think Mark Twain and I could have been friends.