Nobody got time for that!

Hey, everyone, and happy almost New Year!

I was all set to post one of those seemingly obligatory end-of-the-year retrospectives, chronicling my journey from breast cancer surgery in January through the radiation treatments in March and April and all the way through to the colonoscopy in November, and then this morning I had a revelation.

which I’m sure was partially triggered by the fact that I’m already on Book 7 of Stephen King’s Dark Tower series (and finally understanding some of those obscure references in Insomnia, which I’m going to reread just as soon as I finish this one!), and that is: I really hate READING those verkakte end-of-the-year retrospectives!

So why in the world would I want to inflict one on anyone else? I mean, if you really want to, you can scroll down to the bottom of this page, under the Search menu, and look at posts from all the way back to August 2017 or whenever you want to start from, and just read them for yourself.

To tell you the truth, I’m ready to let the past year be done! AFAIK I’m cancer-free (for the moment– who knows what the future holds? not me!).

And I don’t have to get another colonoscopy for 10 whole years, and frankly I may just “forget” to schedule it then.

Now don’t get me wrong, I’m not going to make a whole bunch of New Year’s resolutions that I won’t keep. And IMHO, neither should you!

But I do think it’s perfectly okay to look at the resolutions we made last year and ask ourselves if we’ve really tried our best to keep them. And if not, were they really something we wanted to do in the first place, or just something we thought we HAD to do?

In my case, last year at this time I was caught up in getting my surgery scheduled, so my primary resolution was to get the surgery done ASAP, get the radiation treatments ASAP, and get on with my life. Let’s see– how’d I do?

Yep, I did all those things! So this year I think I’m gonna get back to the resolutions I’ve made in prior years, and still really want to do: 1) get/stay in slightly better shape, 2) spend more time reading really good quality books, and 3) not worry too much if I don’t achieve 1) and/or 2).

After all, life is short, and last time I checked my theology bookshelves, few if any major religions have much to say about the quality of gyms in heaven (although I’m pretty sure there are LOTS of them in The Bad Place, all with creaky, poorly maintained equipment and never enough treadmills!).

So make your resolutions if you want to, but don’t forget to just kick back and enjoy each day as it comes to you, as best you’re able. (Which IMHO is the best resolution to try and keep!) (Oh, and I will add another resolution: stop using abbreviations like IMHO and AFAIK all the time, it’s super annoying and takes more time to explain them than to just say the actual words!)

See ya next — (you KNOW what I’m gonna say, doncha?)


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