I’ve been dreading this week pretty much since December 1st. I knew December would fly by and the New Year’s Day would be on me in a flash. Bringing me to my nemesis, January 2nd.
January 2nd is the worst day of the year. Behind you all the mirth of the holiday and ahead of you a vast wasteland of days (146) until Memorial Day (unless you’re lucky enough to get days like President’s Day. If so – don’t talk to me). Of course on top of this is that everyone that took off the month of December has a month’s worth of work piled up to do – and if you service clients, that means you have a month’s worth of work piled up to do.
So Tuesday – six meetings. Wednesday – four. And of course I have to do work in between all of these meetings. “It’s the most horrible time of the year.”
So speaking of the holidays, I never do New Year’s resolutions, but why not try something different?
- Take my vitamins every day. Of course it’s the second day and I haven’t yet – but I still have 5 hours
- Eat less/be more active. If I lose weight great – if not, that’s fine too. Figure if I do this, things will take care of themselves
- Get more joy of my career
- Never promise to write anything specific on my blog in writing. My Best of 2006 series consisted of two articles. Of course I will make the following resolution to…
- Write more often. Hey, these are resolutions not promises
- Win the lottery
- Take better care of my finances. Which will conflict with…
- Get out of the house and do more. No reason not to jump in the car every so often for the day trip
- Spend more time with my family. Of course there probably is a reason a reason I don’t spend enough time with them, but whatever those reasons are – they’re not enough to not see my nieces and nephews grow up
- Play the lottery
There you have it. Don’t ask me in July how I’m doing. If you’re within arms reach at the time you may regret it.
And with that: Happy New Year.