Writing challenge: New Years Resolutions (Doompocalypse Redux)

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Oh not the end of the world....Again!

Oh not the end of the world….Again!

I guess if that comet’s on its way I’d better get serious about what I’m going to do in my last 3 months!

Here are my three resolutions and its a bit of a twist on the usual 3R’s – reduce, reuse, recycle (I figured if the planet’s going kaboom in 3 months it won’t make a whole lot of difference!)*

1) Reduce
2) Rekindle
3) Remember

1) I resolve to reduce the amount of time spent paying bills, dusting, shopping, weeding and worrying about life in general, after all, what’s the point? I also resolve to reduce my stash of craft supplies by using as much of it up as humanly possible (hopefully the comet will take a bit longer than 3 months).

2) I resolve to rekindle all those friendships I’ve let slip by the wayside over the years and let every one of them know just how much they mean to me. I would also rekindle a bit of one on one time with himself – going out to nice restaurants (no point in saving money), going out to the movies, laughing as much as possible and learning to salsa (ha some hopes even if the end is nigh!)

3) I resolve to remember every wonderful moment experienced in my life – sunrise in Scotland, sunset in Western Australia, clear star-studded skies in the Grampians, swimming in lakes and skiing down mountains. I will remember every time I have laughed until I cried with friends and family and every loving embrace. Most of all I would remember the overwhelming love and joy when I held my babies for the first time and the continuing joy of watching them grow into young men.

I am reminded when I look at this that every moment we have is precious and not to be wasted. Every tree, moonlit sky and baby’s smile more valuable than gold and diamonds.

* oh and just in the hope and expectation that we do have longer than 3 months I would like to reaffirm my belief in taking care of our beautiful planet by reducing, reusing and recycling!

Wishing you all a creative and joyful 2013.

20 responses »

  1. I didn’t realize we had another doomsday approaching. Actually I’d heard about an approaching comet, but not the date. I have heard about the solar flares which are supposed to affect us with total power failure though….How many more will there be this year? I like your 3R’s for this year (or 3 months) sounds like something we should be doing each year.

  2. Somehow this most recent end of the world theory passed me by. Thanks for the update. There goes the diet then.Unless I class that as reducing the amount I eat, thereby saving both the planet and my thighs.

  3. I really enjoy your blog and just love your three R’s, will adopt them as my resolutions as well, thank you. Happy 2013 to you and your family.

  4. Hi Sue, love the resolutions. My goodness you can add Poet to your other considerable talents. You write beautifully. My wife and I are planning Salsa lessons too. They should give us both plenty of new material!
    Happy Holidays and keep up your very valuable work.
    James

  5. I love your resolutions – 3 simple but powerful ones! I too need to reduce the “worrying about life” part – it gets in the way of real living! Not to mention, I could also probably reduce my stash – specifically yarn!
    Good luck with your 3 R’s!!!

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