Friday, September 11, 2015

Time to Reboot

When I was a young woman, I used to spend an incredible amount of effort trying to come up with New Years resolutions. I would concoct grand plans in my head, plotting all the steps needed to learn to speak French or run a marathon in 6 months.
 Then, by around January 12th, those plans would begin to change. They morphed into something more tangible -like eating cheese only 5 times a week instead of 7.  Or a firm commitment to not wear my yoga pants to the grocery store anymore. Lofty goals indeed. After knocking it around a bit in my brain, though, I think I've figured out why I had so much trouble sticking to those resolutions in my early years. My timing was just off. Turns out I'm not a January goal maker, I'm a September goal maker.

In New Jersey, school kicks off in September. There is something incredibly cathartic about this occurrence. Everything is new - new binders, new tennis shoes, new teachers, new classes. Fresh plans seem within your reach.  It's like the whole world is rebooting and the slate is clean for everyone. It's the perfect time to set new goals. So that's what I'm gonna do.

And here they are in all their glory. I think it's important that I keep them practical and down to earth, so they don't get away from me. (Sorry, Greece, you're just going to have to solve your own economic problems this month.) I also think 5 goals is the right number.  Look, if it's good enough for Adam Levine, I think it's good enough for me. I'll touch base with you in October and we'll see how my new system works. 

c.s. lewis quote

But as I'm typing this, you know what just occurred to me? You should join me! We could do our own little Mini Resolution Revolution! We can so do this. All you have to do is write your September goals in the comments section.  Don't worry if you can only come up with one- that's good too. We'll check back in a month to see all the amazing things we've managed to get done- big or small. And if you're still having trouble coming up with something? No sweat, I've heard Greece is looking for a helping hand.

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