I think I’ve hit a resolution rut. Is that a thing?
I still get excited to pick a new resolution each week, and I still LOVE blogging, but the last few weeks I’ve just been sort of…meh…when it comes to actually doing the resolutions. In the beginning I was all about coming up with 3 or 4 different ways to complete the week, but now I’m lucky if I do 1. Like for this week (Be Thankful), I would have written a gratitude list, sent thank you cards, wrote emails telling people that I appreciate them….but I didn’t do any of that. Instead all I did was try to remain conscious of the things that I’m thankful for.
I think there are several reasons for this resolution rut (it’s a thing now.) and I’m going to tell you them because, let’s be honest, I don’t have anything else to write about since I didn’t do much this week. Except this:
And about 500 other things, but none of them resolution-related. So, without further ado, here are my top 3 excuses:
1) It’s almost mid-year. The fact that I made it this far without getting bored is nothing short of a miracle. I get bored with most things about 5 minutes after I start them, which is partly why I need to pick a new resolution each week and not each year.
2) It’s also almost summer. Every single one of my sibling’s birthdays falls between May and September, as does my mom’s and Dan’s, as well as Mother’s Day and Father’s Day. It’s also prime time for graduations (already had 2), get togethers, weddings, and vacations (had one of those, too). I think I’m already experiencing the burnout that doesn’t usually hit until August. Just during this past weekend I went shopping, out to dinner, cleaned the apartment, bought a car (!!), hung out with friends from out of town, went to my sister’s graduation, and went to a concert. While I’m thankful for having the opportunity to do every single one of those things, I’m also exhausted.
3) And finally, for my last excuse, I think Be Thankful was another one of those resolutions I picked because it just sounded good. It’s very resolution-ish, don’t you think? But it’s also very boring.
So, since I’m feeling a little guilty now, here is a very small, very incomplete list of things I am thankful for.
- A happy, healthy, caring, fun, helpful, and fantastic family, boyfriend, and group of friends.
- Having the opportunity and financial stability to take vacations and fill my free time with fun things.
- Frozen yogurt. Not even joking, the anticipation of this gets me through many workdays. Well, kind of joking, but….no, not joking.
- Not having to drive around anymore in a car without a left speaker, a chunk of its hood missing, and no air conditioning. Instead I now have bluetooth, a warranty, and sweet, refreshing air conditioning!!
But I am NOT thankful for pollen and pooping birds