I think I pretty much gave up on New Year’s resolutions. With the health crisis that doesn’t seem to be loosening its grip on reality, it’s turning every resolution into an uncertainty, lacking plausibility and purpose, or yet another broken promise.
But as a Libra, craving balance and thriving on order, I still feel the need to plan ahead and make arrangements wherever necessary. So that if the “resolution” does indeed not happen, I can say “Well, it’s not for a lack of trying. I did what I needed to do, and the Covid crisis stole it from under me as was par for the course for the past two years. Not my fault.”
In many instances in my life, even before the crisis hit, I tried my best to set my expectations low in order to avoid disappointment if things don’t pan out. My husband does that regularly and obsessively. Sometimes to a point where I get angry with him and just tell him to stop being so pessimistic all the time. But most of the time, it’s the right thing to do. And for the past two years, it’s the only thing to do.
So the “resolutions” I set for this year are called “New Year’s List of Things that Are Set to Blow Up in My Face 2022”. Here are the things that may or may not happen, in no particular order.
- See Lindemann live (he’s already landed so it’s becoming more possible)
- Sign up my daughter for 1st Grade (I’m required by law to do that so, again, even more possible)
- Participate in That Monthly Zine Project
- Participate in International Zine Month
- Participate in ZineWriMo
- Create an updated catalog for my Etsy shop
- Sign up for a drawing class
- Work with my kid on basic skills (tying a knot, reading a clock, riding a two-wheeler, etc.)
- In summer, spend a weekend in Tiberias and go to the Kinneret
- In summer, spend a weekend in Eilat and go on a camel ride
If the Green Pass will still be required for hotels, venues, schools, etc., I’m also planning on getting whatever vaccines whenever they become available for us – the fourth dose for me and my husband, the third for my daughter, flu shots, you name it. Under the circumstances, I noticed just how much better the quality of my life is since we all got the Green Pass. While everyone is in quarantine, we’re not because we have the Green Pass. We’re not required to have any tests, we’re not doomed to miss out on social events, we have no trouble getting into any venue; it’s simply wonderful and makes everything so much easier. So yes, vaccines are a must if I want to keep saying “I did everything I needed to do. Not my fault if it didn’t work out.”
What about you? What are the things that you hope to do in 2022 but have no idea if any of them are even remotely possible?
Peace, love and new tuque!
PS – I can’t believe I got through a whole post without swearing even once! LOL!