2,018 ideas for the New Year! Just kidding………..only 7…..

Well, here we are, the first week of January, where everything changes and becomes new. Where we get to be a whole new person, with a whole new life and whole new ideas about what the next 365 days will bring.

When I thought about that on the scale this morning ( I sure did ‘let it go’ the past two weeks!) I realized this January thing is the same damn thing, every damn year,  for the past 300 years for me. And I’d take the wager that most of you feel the same.

So here’s my January suggestions:

  1. It’s cold. Wear a hat.

    Maybe not these hats. But they do come with a snack!
  2. Stay hydrated. Your hands, lips, and skin are begging for water and you don’t drink enough because it’s cold. (Even if you live in a warm climate, do it anyway).
  3. Read a book. Even a pop-up book is a different experience than a screen. And how fun is a pop-up book? You know you love them.                
  4. Call your Mom, your best friend, your therapist or your spouse for no reason except to say hi. Better yet, take them out for coffee.
  5. Get some alone time. We all need it. If you get too much, go back to number 4. If you don’t get enough, repeat number 5.
  6. Dance. I just read where one of my Facebook writer friends has to dance around like a washing machine when she takes her new meds because it will keep her from getting nauseous. Dancing will keep all of us from getting nauseous every time we read the news. So dance like a washing machine!
  7. Make a list of all the things that you love to do and do more of that….not list making, the things you love to do…unless it’s list making, then do that.

None of this even remotely looks like resolutions or life-changing habits. But as I lather on lotion, dance like a washing machine, while being alone, searching for my hat to go buy a pop-up book and have coffee with some friends, I’ll tell you my list for 2018 already looks pretty darn fun………..that’s a revelation! Which is ever so much better than a resolution.


“You Just have to Laugh………….”

©2018 Cathy Sikorski

18 thoughts on “2,018 ideas for the New Year! Just kidding………..only 7…..

  1. Hi Cathy! I actually am starting a whole new life this year! I retired on Friday. Today was the first day that I spent doing exactly what I envisioned. Watching the sunrise from my home office, taking a writing class online, doing research for the book I am writing, taking the time to eat healthy all day, taking a walk, and talking to my sister out-of-state for an entire hour. Woo-hoo!

    1. OH. Laurie!!!! I am SO HAPPY TO HEAR FROM YOU!!!! Congratulations on your retirement. Your first day sounds like a dream coming true. Let me know how I can be of any help to you and best, best wishes for an amazing 2018 and beyond! I am so very excited for you and this new journey. You’re gonna’ rock it!

  2. I love the teapot hat!! On Jan 1 I decided no resolutions list this year. Instead, just one main theme – be a better person ( who dances like a washing machine.).

  3. Thanks for this. I guess I love to make lists, have done that forever. And I’m fairly good at crossing things off–because I actually do what is on the list. Happy New Year.

  4. LOVE this post…it made me laugh. Starting with the funny hats! I love hats so I usually have a hat on either to protect my head from the heat ( living in the Caribbean) or from the cold ( it gets chilly at nights)…but neve such funny looking ones! 🙂

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