My New Life

Well, some people think that New Year’s Day can be the magical start of a new life. But I don’t really believe that, nor do I celebrate New Year’s Day as a Holy-day. I appreciate the paid day off! But it’s a good time to just decompress after the big Christmas-craziness.

No, my new life is because I am done with school. Yay! I graduated with my BS after about 10 years of part-time schoolwork (full-time work-work). I’m not sure what to do with myself. I used to spend all weekend studying and all week thinking about the studying I would do on the weekend.

I made a list. It’s a list of things I can do on a weekend after school is done. I should probably review it; because I’m sure it has more items on it than just “finish knitting projects.” (I’m stilling working on X-mas gifts!)

But this “new life” is more than what I want to do; it’s about who I want to be. I want to be that person who is on time to work at least 3 or 4 times a week. I want to be that person who stifles 75-80% of the sarcastic jokes that pop into my head all day. I want to be the person who just strives a little to exercise and eat less candy and slowly loses weight and then gets healthy because of it. (‘Cause the catch 22 of of asthma is that if you can push through an exercise routine – less fat means less asthma symptoms. Son-of-a-bitch that pisses me off as I’m typing it!) I want to be the person who’s positive and upbeat without being overly excited — manic. I want to be the person who actually types in her blog!

So, I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions because “Nothing changes on New Year’s Day.” (Bono) But I have made a list of a few things I can change about myself if I’m less anxious from not anticipating a pile of school-work.

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