Have you ever noticed how many more commercials there are for gym memberships and stop-smoking aids this time of the year? Because, of course, all of those New Year’s resolutions we make to improve our lives. I’m sure most of us have made resolutions. (I know I did.) A new year, a new life, right?
I was a little curious as to how far back this tradition went back. I don’t recall reading a book of historical fiction which included resolutions, well, not of the New Year variety anyway.
Although, according to two very reliable internet source (wilstar 43things) both the celebration of New Year’s and resolutions started with ancient Babylonians. Granted, these sources may be perfectly valid. If that’s the case, I wonder why I’ve never read about it before. Although, my memory could just be failing me.
Now, I realize this post is a bit out-of-scope (and for a starting post, that’s really not good,) and it’s awfully presumptuous to assume our non-existent reader base will comment. However, I thought I’d give it a try anyway.
It’s said that telling others about resolutions will help you to keep them. Accountability is a good thing, after all. So, who has made resolutions? If so, what are they? And if you’re back-reading this at a later date, have you kept your resolution so far? Have you ever read a book which discusses New Year’s resolutions?
My resolutions are as follows:
1. To exercise on a regular basis.
2. To train my dog better.
3. To post regularly to and build up our new blog. 😉