So new years just happened, and everybody has made these resolutions in an attempt to transcend the mediocrity of their own lives. “I wanna lose weight so I am going to drink diet soda”, “I want a new car so I am going to save a dollar a day”, “I want a husband so I am going to join Match”, “I want a better relationship with my family so I am going to do hours and hours of overpriced therapy from a therapist that I found on Craigslist who received a certificate in counseling from a community college.”
I know all of you have resolutions similar to this. Good for you for making an attempt to improve yourself and/or your life. But your resolutions are terrible and you are setting yourself up to fail. You can not undo 20 years of poor choices and bad habits overnight. So stop trying to.
Do you know what my resolution is?
To change the way I drive home.
That is it. Starting now, I am going to change the way I drive home.
This is why.
I drive around town a lot and usually at night after I have ran all my errands and I am driving home my low fuel light comes on. From that point on I sit there contemplating if I should get gas before I go home.
Now the gas station is only 2 blocks from my house, but the way I currently drive home I get to my house first and since I am already at my house I don't want to drive down those two blocks to get gas so I say “I'll get in the morning.”
“Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha. Ha.”
That is the worst decision I could possibly make; because the next morning my alarm will not go off, I will have misplaced my keys… and my pants. So I will be running late for work and I will still need gas!
I know the only way that I will get gas at night is if a drive a different way home. So my only resolution this year is to take the second right turn on my way home. How long do you think it will take to stick? - Megan
Until next time…
Have a great day,
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