Broken record resolutions? Let’s be a bit kinder this yearFree Access

Each year I tend to make resolutions that quickly fall by the wayside.

They usually include: eat less, exercise more. Rest more, get out more and spend less are among those things that I resolve to add/delete from my life.

This year, I resolve to be better. I won ‘t be perfect. I will fail. I will succeed.

I plan on being kinder to myself. I’ve been pretty hard on me the past year and it wasn’t fun, nor did it do much good. When I didn’t do what I set out to do last year, I felt defeated.

So, this year, I will try to be a better version of myself.

I also will take a few more chances. I’ve not done so well in meeting new people, so I will get out more and do that.

I’m excited about using my new membership gift to the McNay Museum and have already made plans to meet up with old friends in February and my Mama Group in April.

Plans, people, that’s what I need to do. Make plans and follow through!

I saw Joni Garcia on Tuesday and while talking about the New Year and such, that even years are usually better for me. So I’m hopeful that 2018 will be an “even” better year.

I then saw that when the Chinese New Year begins in February that it is the Year of the Dog. Yep…I’m a Dog! So bring on those good vibes and wonderfulness.

Of course when you check out the predictions (which I do for fun, I don’t actually adhere to them) this is what it said.

“The Chinese Horoscope 2018 predicts that this year of the Brown Earth Dog is going to be a good year in all respects, but it will also be an exhausting year. You will be happy, yet frustrated, rested, yet tired, cheerful, yet dull!”

So, that could be true for any Year of (Fill in the Blank), right?

The way I see it, here’s to a brand new year. I sincerely hope that this one is filled with so much love, happiness and with people’s friendship who mean the most to you all.

Happy New Year!

SUE BROWN  is the editor of the Pleasanton Express. Contact her at or write at P.O. Drawer 880, Pleasanton, TX 78064.

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