“It seems wrong and unfair that Christmas, with its stressful and unmanageable financial and emotional challenges, should first be forced upon one wholly against one’s will, then rudely snatched away just when one is starting to get into it. Was really beginning to enjoy the feeling that normal service was suspended and it was OK to lie in bed as long as you want, put anything you fancy into your mouth, and drink alcohol whenever it should pass your way, even in the mornings. Now, suddenly we are all supposed to snap into self-discipline like lean teenage greyhounds.”
“Bridget Jones Diary”, Helen Fielding
I always thought this particular piece of writing captured perfectly the strange dichotomy between the indulgent holiday season and the resulting Spartan overreaction we all are faced with on New Years’ Day.
The last thing I feel like today is a lean, teenaged greyhound. Oof.
I am mulling over a new idea I have for 2012. It involves radical changes to our whole life.
But right now, I honestly can’t be bothered. Maybe tomorrow will be seem more…inspiring. But today, I think I’m just going to read The Creme de la Creme at Stirrup Queens and continue being lazy.
Are YOU planning any extreme resolutions or lifestyle changes in 2012?