A lot of people might find me weird because I don’t make New Year’s Resolutions. Never have made a New Year’s resolution. Not that I can recall anyway.

Many may find me odd for a multitude of reasons. For instance, my husband gave me his old iPhone when he recently updated, but I continue to use my little old-fashioned flip phone. And I don’t text. I have enough squint lines around my eyes as is.

Just to show you how out-of-date I am, I’ve never used a cash machine. And we turn the Wi-Fi off at 7:30 PM for a couple of reasons: I sleep better and I’m forced to take a break from the internet. Time for reading!

I made a humongous resolve when I decided to stop drinking alcoholic beverages. I have nothing against alcohol in moderation, but it messes up my sleep around 2:30AM. When everyone else is snoozing peacefully. And not drinking saves me from having to attend AA meetings. I consider AA an excellent, worthwhile institution.


For family parties, we keep Sparkling Cider and filtered water on hand.

Another biggie was when I drastically cut back on my mega sugar-intake after a doctor mentioned I had an enlarged pancreas. Yikes, that got my attention. And I had a Gluten-Intolerance DNA test (I refuse to call it a disease), that two respected medical doctors stated was a viable test. Boo-hoo, no one loves bread more than I do!

Can you resist a scrumptious dessert at a restaurant?

Can you resist a scrumptious dessert at a restaurant?

Same goes for sugar. But for my health’s sake neither are not on the menu anymore. Except chocolate that’s 85% or higher-it’s an acquired taste.


I only eat the dark chocolate on the far left. The rest are for guests.

Some of my friends have had some really cool resolutions that they managed to stick with. For example, one of my friends has always been into music and is the designated DJ at any of our house parties, so he decided to take it seriously and buy some dj equipment to get started in a side career. He loves it and has never regretted his decision!

Some of my other friends also decided to take on a side hustle to make a bit of extra cash by doing things like starting an internet sharing business. This is good because if any Wifi is underutilized it can be transferred to other people who would make the most out of the wifi you are not using, if this seems like something of interest to you then you can read more online.

Although I don’t make New Years Resolutions, I’ve conquered a few battles … so far. Have you ever made a successful New Years Resolution? What gave you resolve to follow through?


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