Hey 3.5 readers. Your old pal, BQB here.
It’s sad that we don’t always pick a random time of year to start doing better. Hell, if you realize on October 7th that you’re a blind, stinking drunk alcoholic then you should really stop drinking on October 7th, rather than wait and say, “I’ll just keep drinking and stop on January 1.”
But at any rate, the New Year is often a time to reflect on the past year and to think hopeful thoughts for the incoming year.
In other words, you had such high hopes for change in the past year. You were going to eat better, exercise more, finally get that project done, save more money, work harder, etc. Then by March 1 you were freebasing Big Macs while spending your money on losing lotto tickets and using your treadmill as a coat rack.
Think about what you wish you had done in the past year. Now realize that although it seems so far away, January 1, 2020 will be here in the blink of an eye. What do you hope will have done by then? Then, go do it, or do as best as you can to get close to it.
Think about your future self for once. Your past self, that lousy mooching fuck, didn’t think about your current self, did he? (or she because in the current year, women can be lousy mooching fucks too).
So think about what will make the you that will exist on Jan 1, 2020 and work towards that happiness. Come on. Don’t be a lousy mooching fuck, screwing up your present life so future you will have to pay the bill.
Eh, this is all well and good. I give myself pep talks like this all the time and then in reality, little ever changes. But maybe you can change.
What are resolutions, 3.5 readers? Post them in the comments and you never know, maybe on Jan 1, 2020 I’ll revisit this post and congratulate you if you achieved them or subject you to ridicule if you didn’t.