Having stuck with less than half of the New Year’s resolutions I made for January 2023, I decided that for 2024 I need to give much more thought to what I commit to.
In other words, not to take on more than I can actually do — and to give a much longer period of consideration to the whole thing. Hence this early start in talking about resolutions.
I’m leaning toward one-time efforts, things I commit to doing once, not whole lifestyle changes that, frankly, I’m probably too old to actually make at this point. I’m looking for success in smaller areas.
To that end, I can likely accomplish the following in 2024:
• Hire someone to paint the bathroom. Surely the neighborhood handyman will be looking for extra cash. Better for him, rather than me, to climb a ladder and hang out over the tub to paint the wall.
• Sell my father’s coin collection, specifically the tiny gold coins I found in his jewelry box. I’m already watching the price of gold, and when it reaches a certain number, I will pounce and head for the coin shop where I’ve already made inquiries.
• Visit the local gym and try out ellipticals and stair climbers, which will surely convince me once and for all that I do not need one in the house.
• Learn to juggle. Yes, this is something that will take more than one attempt, but once I learn to juggle three soft balls — they come in a kit on Amazon, along with a how-to booklet — I’ll be able to cross that particular accomplishment off my life list.
• A final resolution that will need lengthy consideration: adopting a young kitten for my cat, to give him a little pal.
I think I’ll be more successful with this list of resolutions than I’ve ever been before. It will certainly be more fun.