Here We Are: December 31st

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Here we are: December 31st. The twenty-four hour period that we are all scrambling to commemorate at the very last second. Every new year, it’s the same. What are you doing tonight? Who are you going with? What does it all mean?

People are putting undue pressure on themselves to resolve…..to do something. Lose weight. Make more money. Have sex with their neighbor before they move out. Whatever, I’ve been there. I know what that’s about. That sort of pressure will make you fall ass-backwards into a bottle of Tequila and regret it for the next thirty days.

The worst part is the anti-climax. The countdown to nothingness. The fireworks, the applause, for an invisible performer on a universal stage. A new year is here, even though it feels like the old year. Even though you still weigh the same the next day, have the same job the next month and never end up sleeping with that neighbor when you are down to the wire. What a failure, right? What was all that hoopla about, anyway?

I’ll tell you what: guilt. The whole world is telling you to have a year of attainable goals and gives you a clock for completion. Then, when you don’t complete them, you feel like a loser, and shuffle through the rest of the year waiting for another chance to do it all again–better this time–for real, this time.

But how about this? How about instead of making a “New Year’s Resolution”, you make a resolution every month of the year? On every eve of a new month, you should give yourself a simple task that you’d like to complete. It’s the same thing, basically, just with a shorter time clock. That way you can actually hold yourself accountable. How about that? Then maybe you have a realistic shot at accomplishing what you say you want to accomplish. That’s how I FINALLY met my New Year’s Resolution and wrote my 6 novels. I gave myself a month for completion, and I took that deadline really seriously.

Look, I know New Year’s Eve is all about focusing on tomorrow, and all that good stuff, but I’m a fan of RENT, myself, and you know what RENT says: No day but today.

So go F&ck your neighbor, you New Year-ed mother-lover.

Got a Kindle? Check out my HIGH-LARIOUS novels in 2014: THE NEW YORK CATCH, NEW YORK SOCIALITE, NEW NEW YORK, NEW YORK SERIES, RED ROCK CAFE, MIDLIFE WIFE.

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