New Year is a funny old time, isn’t it. In pre-Covid times, from my experience, a few friends would say the previous year had been good, but most say ‘roll on next year and good riddance to the last one’. It’s quite difficult to go a full 12 months without some happening that takes the gilt off the gingerbread
It’s a time when, as we adjust our calendars, we inevitably evaluate the highs and lows of the previous 12 months. And of course make resolutions. Mine are always to be kind, be happy and raise as much money for Cancer Research UK as possible. No surprise there then. But last year and this, I’m adding the joy of a simple game of skittles to my wishlist. It was such a long time off the alleys for all of us and I missed the fun, the camaraderie, the chanting, cheering and the sheer adrenalin of meeting up with all our wonderful skittlers and watching them having a good time with their mates.
in the interests of research, I’ve done a bit of googling. It seems the most common resolutions are to exercise more, lose weight, get organised, learn a new skill, be more organised, save money, pack up smoking etc.
But for a laugh, I decided to dig a little deeper. Here are some slightly quirky suggestions I found:
Unfollow all the Kardashians but kontinue to keep up
Unfriend everyone who shares their unsolicited diet, lunch or exercise regime
Play more computer games as scientists say it develops visual skills (yep I knew that)
Put on a full outfit for zoom calls, not just a posh top and trackie bottoms
Go on a vitamin shopping spree and finish off at least one bottle before giving up.
Before using a new gadget or assembling furniture from Ikea, I will read the instructions
Start buying meaningful lottery tickets
Read more books/read less books
I will wear more purple/yellow
I will try to yawn when I go to bed, not when I get up in the morning
I will be nice to the poor phone folk selling funeral plans or inquiring about my car accident
Embarrassingly, I actually identify with quite a few of these so I am tempted to expand my list…..
A quick ask around the office revealed that Karen intends to see her glass as half full and not half empty a postive outlook (any help on the weekends to keep the glass full will be appreciated) , Brian says he’s going to keep on being Brian !….., Shirley has decided to keep on Dancing on all weekends even when selling raffle tickets…and Jane, our press officer, says her resolution is always not to make any resolutions. I think that’s a bit of a cop out, Jane.
Whatever you decide, or not, I hope 2022 brings you whatever you wish for. Whether it’s taking up the violin, giving up salsa dancing or walking backwards for next Christmas, good on you.
Happy New Year