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Boomer’s Ramblings (resolutions)

The original idea was to start this blog out with the ill-fated question.  Why do people make New Year’s resolutions, when they know full well they are not going to keep them?

Thinking better of the whole thing I  simply decided to jump right into the subject. I know why, well I have my theories as to why people do this annual ritual.  My first theory is, that it is just that, a ritual.  One that many people seem to deem necessary if they are to give any real reason to all the things they did wrong the preceding year.

For instance:  The ever famous, “I am going to spend more time exercising and less time sitting around.”  this one is the procrastinators credo.  Usually made because they feel guilty about all the times they could have done something but didn’t.  Things like workout, or take a walk, get more stuff done around the house.

OR  the equally famous  “This is the year I really stick to my diet”.  This is usually pledged by all those that aren’t quite happy with the way we look but we have procrastinated our way into a frumpy form.

There’s that word again Procrastination sounds like a lead-in to my next blog.


Quoting the dictionary, Resolution: 3a :  something that is resolved. b.firmness of resolve. 4 :  a formal expression of opinion, will, or intent voted on by an official  body or assembled group.

In the case of New Year’s resolutions the person making the resolution is the body and the assembled group, obviously, is when all the rest of their friends get together and state theirs.  Probably on their lunch break.

I think resolutions are made, for the most part, due to the fact that people are sheep. It is an ABC thing really. The general thinking by most is as follows:  A. “Everyone else is doing it”.  B. there is the mindless rhetoric that it is simply what we do.  C. It is tradition, so therefore, I must make one. Even though I know I am not going to keep it.

My resolution is that I am not going to make a resolution. I am simply going to do the things I need to do to be better at what ever it is I want to be better at whether it is writing, dieting, exercising, or just plain being me.

My friend David was jokingly giving me a hard time about this being a cop-out. I am not committing to being good at anything, That way if I do nothing very well I am not breaking my resolution. That may very well be the case, but I do not need to break a resolution to be a screw-up. I can be lazy or incompetent without incentive.  (wait…..what the hell did I just say?……) Anyway I also do not need a resolution to give me the motivation I need to be a better writer/worker/person. I just need to get off my butt.

Have a nice day and Happy New Year!!!

About Bigboomer

Hello, first of all I would like to thank you for visiting my blogsite. I am going to tell you a little about me. My name is Ray, I started writing back in high school. Every once in a while I would come up with a few ideas and would write them down. Most of which became poems others became short stories. Some of my inspirations are of the heart, some of them come from the thoughts of the day. You will see, as you browse threw my site my poetry is about as diverse as you can get. I hope that as you read them some will have you thinking of love, while others will make you feel sorrow. I would like some of them to set you off to an adventure. Finally, I have some poems that may make you hungry. I do have some inspirations that just plane turn into ramblings or rants as, if you read in here, you will see. I have managed to get two books published so far, the first one is titled Pathways, it may be found at xlibris.com/RayBohdan.html. there you can view a couple of excerpts form the book. The second book is Mingling Hues of My Mind it is at publish America A little bit more about me. I am fifty-one years old I have three children, Rainney, Elisa, and Anthony and two well, actually, three grandchildren Raeanne Marie, Graycee, and Amaya. I guess I could go on, but then I am afraid this will come out sounding like a dating profile. Part of my site will be dedicated to my poetry, I plan to break it down into different sections and organize it by type/style. Another section of this site will be dedicated to my blog it will be about my rants/thoughts of the day. These will vary from political, to personal, to comical. I will talk about most anything and everything that I feel may be of interest to someone. I also will devote a section to some of my favorite recipes with hints on how to capture his/her heart by winning their stomach. My favorite foods are Italian and Mexican, but this section will not be limited to those two types. I do believe however, that the most important part of my site will be the dedication pages. These will be to memorialize special loved ones and friends, as well as thank those that have made purchases of my afore-mentioned book. This is exactly what you think it is. A way for me to sell my self as a writer. Publicly get my words and thoughts out into the world. Please believe me when I say that this in no way demeans or diminishes my passions for the people and the love of which I have written, and will continue to write. I trust that once you read my poems you will feel the love i have felt, the pains I have been through, and the joys of life itself. Once again I thank you for stopping by please enjoy.


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