The Friday Gathering – 2009 New Year Edition
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.
- Introducing the Newest Member of the Caveman Family – Head over and congratulate him and his wife. What a beautiful little baby girl!
- Taking Responsibility of Ownership @ Responsibills
- looking for good personal finance books @ Plonkee Money – Plonkee responds to a discussion provoking article published by Trent from the Simple Dollar.
- DON’T Set Any Resolutions @ The Wisdom Journal
- Start The New Year Off Right With Some Budgeting Tips. @ My Two Dollars
- Does Money Equal Happiness? @ Jay Peroni
- Financial Plans for 2009 @ Mrs Micah
- New Years Resolution Two: Wake Up At 4:30AM @ Frugal Dad
- A Series Of Unfortunate Events @ Paid Twice
- What is Frugality? @ CleverDude – I wrote a similar article sometime back.
- 2009: What’s Ahead at Beingfrugal.net @ Being Frugal
- On being a part-time property manager”¦ @ Don’t Feed The Alligators – I really enjoyed this article as I might very soon be a property manager as we look to put our house up for rent in the next few days.
- MacBook Vs. PC: Why I Chose PC @ Cash Money Life – Good write-up. Personally, my next personal machine is most likely going to be a MacBook. I want to focus on my blog, not on technical issues with my laptop and I’m willing to pay more for that.
Photo by: mugley