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No, Again, On The Resolutions

Resolutions are bullcrap. I’m just going to get that out there.

New years resolutions may have been a good idea at one point. It’s nice to slow down and be reflective. It’s a good idea to take inventory and make adjustments, or set some goals, or reevaluate our trajectories. These are all good ideas.

But now, of course, you can’t do any of that without spending money. The Guilt and Shame marketing machine is winding up into a high pitched frenzy. Join a gym. Start dieting. Buy self help books. Surely there is something wrong with you that you can spend your money on fixing. You didn’t think you were normal, did you?

As you can tell, I get crabby about this. I wrote about it last year. I probably will write about it again in a year or so. Go ahead and tinker with personal improvements. I’ll support you whole heartedly. But do it your damn self. Who do you think knows you better than you? Don’t spend money on making yourself “better.” And for crapssake, do it anytime you want. You don’t have to wait for a random date to be good to yourself. Start now. Start later. Start whenever you want. Or don’t.

Resolutions are bullcrap. That’s all I have to say about that.

2011 was pretty awesome for us. We quit our jobs and moved to a town we love. 2011 was also sort of freaky, because we quit our jobs and we didn’t have a steady source of income. Freelance design is working for us, but it’s still nothing like having two regular paychecks.

Anyway. We have stars in our eyes and we’re following our dreams and we had a great time in 2011. Thank you to everyone who has followed along. Thanks for your support. Thanks for reading, and thank you for sharing your stories.

We have big stuff planned for 2012. BIG STUFF. BIG TIME STUFF. Lots of it. We have changes coming up and new projects. One big thing for me in the new year will involve a new writing project. It will take a lot of my time. I’ll be making some changes to this blog. I can’t wait to start, and I’ll tell you all about it soon.

I am excited and a little nervous for 2012. Because that is how it is. I am always excited. And I am always nervous. Maybe I’ll try to cut back on the anxiety this year.

Ha, ha, no I won’t. Suckers.


  1. Hope you won’t change this blog *too* much! It’s wonderful just as it is. Love your sarcastic wit. The end of this particular post is priceless! Happy New Year!

  2. There’s a lot about me that could use some fixin’, but New Year’s Resolutions rarely seem to be the tool to fix them with. Probably better to use a sledgehammer.

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