How’s That New Year’s Resolution Working Out?

I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions, never have. I did, however make an Old Year’s Resolution back around Thanksgiving. It was to make it through the holidays without gaining any weight and still enjoy myself.

Putting on my pants this morning I realized I achieved my goal and, in fact, appear to have lost weight. I haven’t actually weighed myself, but I believe the ease with which I fit into a pair of pants I don’t think would have been all that comfortable a month or so ago is proof enough.

The real point I’m making here is, if you need to do something you don’t need to wait around for some (let’s face it) arbitrary day in the Earth’s revolution around the Sun to commence. I’m pretty convinced New Year’s Resolutions are designed to fail. Not a good model, IMO.

About Rick Ladd

Since my retirement from Pratt & Whitney Rocketdyne in 2010, I have spent quite a bit of energy on developing work as a social media marketer for small business, a business manager for an AI software development firm, and as an editor/proofreader for a number of business books and a couple of novels, as well as a two-year return engagement at Rocketdyne from 2015 to 2017. I have decided to stop actively pursuing business in these fields and am now positioning myself to be a writer. I have done quite a bit of writing over the years, but I’ve never really attempted to make any money at it; at least not specifically. I’m starting out with a couple of memoirs and, currently, I’m studying the craft, creating a detailed outline and timeline, and honing my skills as a storyteller. Pretty sure I’ll be writing some fiction as well. View all posts by Rick Ladd

2 responses to “How’s That New Year’s Resolution Working Out?

  • Vencil

    and the average person will consume 10,000 calories during thanksgiving to start it off. That’s 5 days worth of food in one day! and parts of the world have to eat dirt!

    • Rick Ladd

      Hell! That’s even more than five days worth of food for most people. I’m not exactly sure what I did. Maybe I’m finally slipping into my dotage and nothing (not even food) is exciting anymore. Well . . . maybe napping.

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