The Friday Gathering – 2009 New Year Edition

By glblguy


I have to be honest, I’m not a big fan of the whole “new year” concept. To me January 1st is just another day, no different than December 31st or any other day of the year. I realize many people consider this to be a fresh start and a time to re-energize themselves, set new resolutions and start with a clean slate. Call me a curmudgeon, but you can do this on any day, it certainly doesn’t have occur on the first day of some man-made time schedule.

I recently posted the following on twitter:

Tweet #1: Call me a party-pooper, but I just don’t get this new years thing. just another day,no different than any other day…ok,except that I’m off

Tweet #2: I don’t get new years resolutions either. Why wait until the new year? Start immediately. No time like the present

I received a number of replies to this, some agreeing some disagreeing, but I think the best reply was from sforzley who replied:

Ah because NY resolutions give you a fake perception (and perception is reality right?) of resetting and forgetting what happened.

What are your thoughts?

The one thing I DID start on the new year was a new budget. Over the past couple of months I really fell off the wagon on updating and managing like I should have. So I spent about 3-4 hours yesterdays updating my budget spreadsheet and I’ll begin updating it daily. Just to be clear, I didn’t do this due to the new year, but just wanted to start it the first day of the month after Christmas.

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By the way, this is just one of the many different discussions that I have on Twitter with the people I follow and who follow me. I’ve really recently become huge fan of Twitter and find that I get news, updates, great links and great discussion from twitter. Interested? Then follow me, I’ve updated more than 1,000 times and update often throughout the day. I post links to articles I like, what’s going on in my day and offer my thoughts to other people’s tweets as well.

The Gathering

Here are my favorite articles from my blogroll and the M-Network over the past week:

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5 Responses (including trackbacks) to “The Friday Gathering – 2009 New Year Edition”

  1. David Says:

    Thanks GLBL, appreciate the mention. I am with you on the New Years, but I guess if it gets at least one person to clean up their act, then it is a good thing. I always think of things I want to accomplish, but very rarely do I get to all of them!

  2. Travis Says:

    I understand what you’re saying about New Years Resolutions, but I think the beginning of the year is a great time to set goals. Its good to be able to look over the last year and see what you acoomplished and then look ahead to what you hope to accomplish in the years ahead. New Years to me is a time to reflect on the past, and a time to dream of the future.

  3. ChristianPF Says:

    I am kinda with you on the whole new year resolution thing. On one hand I agree it is just another day and like you said, the best time to change something is when you realize you need to, not at the turn of a calendar page… That said, for whatever reason, my brain seems to organize things in chunks, I think in terms of days, weeks, months and years. So I set goals for each – I don’t know it seems to help me out anyway! ;)

  4. That One Caveman Says:

    Thanks! Alyssa is doing great. She’s one week old today and is just about the best/happiest/quietest baby I’ve ever seen. We are definitely blessed. Thanks for the well wishes!

  5. Queen of the Road Says:

    I’m with you. I never understood the whole party thing for New Years. It’s just an arbitrary date, as far as I’m concerned. But, this year, New Years was actually instructive for me, as I discovered what an old fart I am: I was glad to be spending the New Year in our RV on the West coast, so that we could watch the East coast feed, feel we got some celebrating in, but still get to bed by 9.