I was trying to come up with a new way to spend New Year’s and I think I have it, although it is a week long celebration. And maybe celebration is the wrong word.
Here’s how I got the idea. Yesterday I made a phone call I’ve been dreading, because I need access to information from someone who doesn’t want to give it to me. They probably still won’t, but I felt I had to try one more time. After I made the call I just had that wonderful feeling of a weight being lifted from your shoulders. I did it, I’m done, it’s over. It felt so great.
So this is going to be my new way of celebrating New Year’s: make a list of all the things I’ve been putting off doing for whatever reason, fear, dread, it’s something difficult, boring, etc., and do them. What shall I call it? My “I Don’t Want to Do It” list? Then I’ll spend the week before New Year’s checking them off. (I’m in the process of doing this now.)
I think it’s the perfect idea, a thousand times better than making resolutions. Even if you only check off a few items, you’re starting the New Year with a feeling of accomplishment.
I took this walking home, maybe a day or two before Christmas. This is the White Horse Tavern, a famous bar a block away from where I live. I drank too much here on many an occasion back in my drinking days.