Welcome back to the Resolution Revolution Blog Series! Today’s post is brought to you by the ever fascinating Jessie from Behind the Willows whose blog is a treasure trove of beautiful photography, humorous anecdotes and interesting book reviews. Today she asks us simply to repeat after her…
Just Repeat After Me
Post by: Jessie
Are you still in need of a New Year’s resolution? Well, just repeat after me…
I am not a member of my favorite football team and will no longer live my life as though I am.
This means, that because I am not a part of the team, the game will go on if I am not in “attendance” and in spite of any item that I may or may not be wearing. Therefore my weekends will no longer be subject to the whims of the league officials and network directors. My time will be my own.
I further resolve to spend at least some of my newly acquired free time with people who can hear and respond to my shouts of encouragement. But, I will also remember that the real people I am engaged with can hear all of the things I holler at them and so I will endeavor not to yell things that will earn me a black eye.
When I do take time to casually watch a game I will remember that, despite my ever present use of the royal “we” to refer to my favorite team, I am in fact not on the roster. And so, most importantly, because I am not a member of my favorite football* team and will no longer live my life as though I am, I will refuse to let the outcome of a game or any related incident affect my normally cheerful demeanor.
*Please feel free to substitute “football” with any other sport necessary to make this resolution work for you.