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….In 08

2008 is here.  How many New Years Resolutions have you made?  How many have you already broken?  Personally I try not to make resolutions because it’s all just a set up.  I used to make these great declarations and then by Valentine’s Day I was back to my old routine.  What’s the point?  Granted sometimes when you want to start “fresh”, January 1st is a good time to do it, but what are you doing to make sure you stick to the resolution?

If you have resolved to lose weight, please tell me you are doing more than getting a new gym membership.  The people that hit the gym hard in January work my nerves!  I go to the gym year round, but from the first week in January until about mid February, I can’t get a parking space or a treadmill between 5 and 6 pm, because all y’all NYRP (New Years Resolution Perpetrators) are out in full force.  If you really have resolved to losing weight, start living like a skinny person.  Hit the malls hard and start buying outfits in the size that you aspire to be.  A pair of $200 jeans two sizes too small hanging in your kitchen will keep you from snacking between meals!

If you have resolved to finally open your own business this year, order your business cards and open that bank account.  You can talk about your business plan all day and all night, but if you don’t actually do SOMETHING different than you did in 07, you are gonna be saying the same thing when 2009 begins.  If you want to be a caterer, stop talking about it and start selling cakes at work.

If (for some reason which I don’t understand) you have designated 2008 as the year you will find a husband *sighs*, try a new approach….i.e. STOP LOOKING!!!!!  A watched pot never boils and you always find exactly what you need when you’re not looking.  By the same manner also, if 2008 is the year in which you plan to find a wife, here’s a piece of advice…..chances are you won’t run into her at the strip club.   I’m not saying you should go out and buy a wedding dress (please Lord, don’t do that), but if you aspire to be in a committed relationship maybe you should work on those aspects of your life that may not be conducive to happily ever after!  For example: if you are still creeping with your baby mama, you are NOT ready for a serious relationship *rolls eyes*!

Don’t get me wrong, some New Years Resolutions are good.  A friend was telling me she was resolved not to settle in 2008.….Excellent Resolution!  So many people didn’t get to see 2008, so the least we can do is make the best of it and not settle for the foolishness that slowed us down in 2007.

As for me, in 2008, I am taking a page out of MJB’s book (I told y’all I was a big time STAN for Mary J).  I’m a GROWN WOMAN!  I’m going to work what I got and show myself love!  (I got to enjoy myself regardless).  I appreciate my life, and at the end of the day it’s JUST FINE. 

Like I said, I don’t really do resolutions, but I like to reflect on the previous year and decide what I can do to make the New Year better.  We are all blessed to see 2008.  Whether 2007 was a banner year, or one filled with drama and strife, it’s a done deal.  We can’t go back, so let’s realistically look forward.  Resolutions aside, what are you going to do in 2008 to make it a better year than 2007?



January 3, 2008 - Posted by | Holidays, Life, Society


  1. In 2008, I’m going to start my own business, lose weight, go out more, meet the perfect man, decorate my place, save lots of $$$, and volunteer more. Ooops, this is what I promised myself for the past 5 New Years. (smile)

    No, truly, in 2008 I realize that it is important for me to 1)Be good to myself 2)Be kind to others, and 3)live as though I won’t be here to see 2009.


    Comment by ccc | January 3, 2008

  2. In 2007, I decided after being out of school for 17 years to enroll back in college.Well,it’s 2008 and I am starting my second year of school.What a Great accomplishment it was for me.In 2008, I will continue to focus on my studies, I am also a mother, so each year I try to be a better parent than the year before. My slogan for 2008 is Making a Change for the Better.I am going to change personally and professionally.My ultimate goal is to simply be a better person in 2008. Oh, one more thing…… I guess I need to get my business cards printed up, huh..Happy New Year 😉

    Comment by TLG | January 3, 2008

  3. My primary resolution for 2008 is to work hard at not sweating the small stuff. Additionally, I’ve resolved to ignore the “gym prima donnas” who look at me with scorn (slim, tight bodies & rolling eyes not withstanding) as I try again in January to be consistent with my resolution to stick with my exercise plan!!! Be prepared to stand in the equipment line for a couple of months because here we come again! LOL

    Comment by Shangazi | January 3, 2008

  4. Happy New Years Jerzee!!!

    Comment by Jhaque | January 7, 2008

  5. 2008,I will be a better man, father, and son. Not to say that i am not good in all three aspects but I am far from perfect. I plan to (key word: plan)eat more healthy and excercise on a regular basis (not daily). Lastly, to spend more quality time with my Grandmother.

    Comment by UrbanRoyalty | January 8, 2008

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