Hey my macaroni cronies, welcome to page one of my shiny new blog! I haven’t done this shit since high school – hard to believe there’s people out there who actually want to read my scrambled brain-eggs, but it can’t be a total figment of my ego because I’ve been asked, by real live actual people, to keep in touch with them on here. I even got tagged in a meme already, and since it’s a serious breach of netiquette to ignore a tag, this is me responding with alacrity.
Trouble is, the meme was about New Year’s Resolutions, and I don’t do ’em – not never, not nohow. Yet my Extreme Research compatriot Mei has asked me to post up personal information on the internet for all to see, and I must oblige. So here, for your delight and edification, are the reasons why I don’t do New Year’s resolutions.
1) I Fear Failure
Yep, the first reason’s just plain old cowardice. It’s all very well to harbour intentions of achieving something in the privacy of my own brain-space before blowing it off in favour of a quiet night in with a lasagne for one and a bottle of plonk, but to publicly resolve to achieve something? That’s just setting up myself and anyone foolish enough to care for big disappointment.
2) I Failed Already
Here I am, with a first rate training in Performing Arts, living the entertainment dream on the Colmart airwaves with my erudite observational commentary and pronouncements on the price of canned peas. I don’t exactly have a track record of achieving what I set out to do.
3) What’s to succeed at, anyway?
And, you know, even if I had made it, if I was a well-known vidcast presenter or a big comedy Voice, isn’t all that just peddling canned peas on a grander scale? At least the rut I’m stuck in now has an honesty to it. I look at the paths the people I admire take through their careers and see them all selling out, doing ads, doing gigs they don’t even enjoy anymore, living an empty dream. Sure, they have money and adulation and security. But they don’t have any more integrity than I do. Of course, I don’t have any of that other stuff, either. I think I had a point somewhere, but I lost it…
Oh yeah, that’s why I don’t make resolutions. Please subscribe to this blog for more life-affirming cheery chatter!