10 Resolutions I Won’t Be Making

Girl holding a sparklerIt’s that time of year when everyone is setting personal resolutions for losing weight, saving money, or trying to be less of an idiot in some way. For me, here’s ten resolutions that I WON’T be making:

1. Be Less Rambunctious
I have a curious mind. I love to explore, test, try, push boundaries and take risks. I learn best by trial and error. It’s how I discover things and engage with the world around me. Sure, it gets me in trouble sometimes, but I learn from my mistakes. Usually.

2. Grow Up and Act My Age
I will act as normally as I can, whenever necessary (i.e. at work, church or random formal engagements I’m coerced into). However, whenever possible I need to play and laugh without care. It’s how I become grounded and release stress from this chaotic world.

3. Hide My Inner Nerd
I love books, science, toys and movies to a nerdy degree. I also have mutant super-human powers (read my post about Sensory Processing Disorder to see what I mean). After everything I’ve been through in my life, I feel a responsibility to inspire others to overcome their personal nemesis as well…and I’m highly likely to make a lot of Star Wars or Princess Bride references when I engage in conversation. It just happens.

4. Curb My Enthusiasm
I tend to get a little passionate and excited about things that interest me. But why would that bother anyone? When I’m in, I’m ALL in.

5. Stop Dreaming So Big
Zig Ziglar says, “If you aim for nothing, you’ll hit it every time.”  I dream big and fully believe that anything is possible.  Believing in my dreams gives me the motivation I need to take action. Plus, I just love to show haters and naysayers a thing or two, so their discrimination is only added fuel.

6. Trade In Comfort for Fashion
I will never understand why people put themselves into such strange contraptions that include lace, wool, elastic bands, tight fabrics and high heel shoes that deform toes. Maybe normal people see these things as fashionable, but I cannot get past the comfort level. I even feel strangled if I see someone else wearing a turtleneck. See, I do have empathy towards others.

7. Wake Up Early on Weekends
I am not a morning person and never will be.  Despite the fact that I’ve been forced into the brutal early routine for school and work for most of my life, I have never gotten used to it. I fuss at my alarm clock every single day for ruining my morning. If you want to catch me at my best, see me sometime after lunch when my neurons are finally firing.

8. Give Up Coffee
See number 7.

9. Stop Laughing at Other People
I don’t laugh at others to be disrespectful or to bully them. However, if I see someone run into a glass door, or trip as they walk across the room, I can’t help but chuckle. I’ve tried and tried not to bust into boisterous snorting when others put their clumsiness on display, but I just can’t help it. I hereby publically apologize for my outburst ahead of time. You have my permission to laugh at me as well.

10. Dampen my Zeal for Christ
I was on a dark path that was certain for destruction when God rescued me. Since I surrendered to Him I’ve been on an incredible journey. He’s blessed me with a peace and joy that I never found any other way. I cannot help but testify to what I have witnessed firsthand. I promise not to beat you over the head with a Bible though…unless of course you sneak up behind me, then anything is possible.

Are there any resolutions you plan on making…or not?

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3 thoughts on “10 Resolutions I Won’t Be Making

  1. As I laugh through this list, I’m envisioning you wearing a turtleneck and high heels. NOT!
    That aside…….I love your positive and humorous attitude and that it amplifies your testimony of Life and Joy in Christ!