It’s a new year but it’s the same old me

Notice there’s been no recap-of-2008 post here at Art of the Firebird, nor has there been a looking-forward-to-2009 post. I’m not writing about New Year’s Resolutions, goals, or any massive self-improvement changes coming up. I may have taken down the calendar that I’ve looked at behind my chair for the past twelve months and replaced it with a shiny new one, but that’s the only thing that changed as time ticked over to a new designation.

After all, I don’t do New Year’s resolutions very well, just like most of you. In truth, being in academia I still feel like I did as a kid, that the new year really starts in mid-August! January 1 is just some symbols on paper, and I’m no different today than I was on December 31.

Funny, though. Although we try to eat fairly healthy most of the time, we are far from perfect, and we DO indulge a bit over the holidays. But over the last couple of days I’ve found that the sight, smell, mention of, thought of fatty, sugary, greasy, calorie-laden, nutritionally-deficient food makes my stomach turn. Suddenly I just have NO desire for most of it (exception about to be made for just a few of husband’s Super-Special Cookies fresh out of the oven). I do hope this isn’t just a fluke, because it will make it much easier to quit sabotaging my own efforts to be healthier!

1 comment

  1. Visiting via NaBloPoMo.

    I hear your ennui about looking back and looking forward. Perhaps the very best is the present moment.

    But being human, sometimes it IS tempting to compare ourselves to that mythical perfect person who really could have gotten all the things done that we’d hoped to do last year?

    I enjoyed your post on the difficulties of putting the small hole in your bead exactly where you need it. I will never look at a bead the same way again!


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