In 2015 I resolve:
To use less toilet paper.
I buy toilet paper at an alarming rate. I really need to cut back on how much toilet paper I use. If I were to do this for 2015, not only would I save money but I’d help the environment as well. I guess I should add help the environment to my list.
To lose my temper less while operating a motor vehicle.
Normally, I am a calm, even-tempered woman. Once I get behind the wheel of a vehicle, that all changes. My sad truth is that I tend to be a very, very angry driver. I don’t tailgate or drive angrily, but I will yell and use less than appropriate language almost every time I drive.
I have a long list of things I consider egregious vehicular offenses that will unleash ‘The Fury’. The Fury is unleashed when drivers drive too quickly, drive too slowly, drive at inconsistent speeds, or drive the speed limit on a road I have concluded warranted a higher speed limit than the speed limit posted by ‘the man’. The Fury will be awoken if drivers drive beside me too long, if drivers don’t use their turn signal appropriately, if they don’t stay in their lane, or when other drivers take too long to turn. I will become unhinged if a driver refuses to use the turning lane, drives slowly in the passing lane, or comes to a complete stop at a yellow light. My list of what egregious vehicular offenses is long and inconsistent.
I am a road rage hypocrite. Whenever I commit an egregious vehicular offense against another driver, I become indignant nay outraged if it is apparent the driver has the audacity to be unhappy with my poor driving decision(s). How dare they honk their horn at me because I was singing Sade’s Smooth Operator and didn’t see the light change green. That song’s an 80s classic!
I really do not understand why I get so worked up and frustrated when I drive. I should work on that.
To follow directions more.
I waste entirely too much time trying to find an easier way of doing something. 85% of the time, if I just followed the directions, I would take less time fixing mistakes and completely avoid releasing of The Fury when I have to start over and actually follow the directions.
To keep my purse tidier.
I’m so tired of having to fish through a sea of receipts, old pay stubs, grocery lists, business cards, Sticky Notes, candy paper, old lipstick cases, and whatever else I have packed into my purse. I don’t know how I get to this point. I’ll clean out my purse and cleaning out my purse is an ordeal! I bargain about what I should throw away, shred, and/or keep. It’s overwhelming really. Once done, my purse will be at least 5 pounds lighter. Then BAM! I’m back to purse hoarding.
My truth: I’ve actually just switched purses before instead of cleaning it out because switching is easier. I have a bunch of purses in my closet filled with junk.
To reinvent my punctuality image.
The only thing I’m on time for is work. My friends and family will give me earlier meeting times so that when I’m late I’m actually on time. They make fun of me and sully my good name. For example, if anyone is late they will say they are “pulling a P”. That is destructive to my self esteem. I want to do better just to spite them.
What are your resolutions for 2015?