|January 9, 2008|
I don't make 'em. Resolutions, that is. I just don't. I see no need to suddenly list all the new things I plan to do or don't just because the paper year has turned anew. I'm also really sick of the pop-culturally enforced announcements that scream at us to think about how we should lose weight, stop smoking, start exercising, mainline antioxidants, or go to bed early in January.
When it comes to resolutions, I choose to live in the morning. Now, considering how I have always been the brand of a worrywort who frets endlessly about tomorrow, next week, next month, or next year, I realize this is an odd thing to admit, but I prefer take my resolutions daily. Like a multi-vitamin packed with my prescribed percentages of plans, strength, and decisions. I get up in the morning and determine what I will accomplish that day. Not that year.
However, I do have one resolution for today, and it is that I will stop worrying about what people want to read on Grub Report. If others don't like what I have to say, well, they are free to tab away, close the browser, unsubscribe, or even start their own blog. See, I recently realized that as soon as I started writing for others, my spontaneity was squelched and my creativity smothered. Going forward, I will clear out my brain space and loosen my inner tongue and write what I want to write.
I will write for me, not for others.