I'm not completely sold on the idea of New Year's resolutions. As my Mom said, "I think that if you're living a life where something could be better, you should change it when you notice the need for change." (Not verbatim, but that's the drift)
But, I do think there is something refreshing about saying "It's a New Year and what a perfect point in time to make a change for the better". Sometimes, people need that kick where other people are changing so they believe they can improve themselves too.
Last year, I didn't have a resolution and I was fine. I think I'm going to do more of a goal than a resolution this year.
From January 1st - December 31st, 2013 - I will not:
- purchase coffee drinks (or coffee regalia)
- purchase alcohol
There are stipulations:
1) When I go home or am traveling**, I am allowed coffee/beer/wine...as these libations can be a major source of discussion and information about an area's culture.
**traveling to mean being 300+ miles away from Bozeman
2) If someone offers to purchase the drink for me, I will accept (if I want it).
Really, what I'm going to do is put away the cash that I would otherwise spend on these items and save it. I would love to go to Iceland next summer or begin my first leg of Triple Crown hiking. Whatever I decide to do, the money will be used towards traveling.
Have a fantastic New Year's Eve friends!