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January 2nd, 2009 No Comments

New Year’s in Saint Barts. (Yes, I’m blogging again)

I want to be completely honest here without sounding like a shallow bitch.  But Saint Barts the island isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.  We are fortunate to have a fun group of unique people on our boat (not to mention be on a boat), so we are the party.  If you’re not on a boat, then I suggest taking a group of friends and renting a villa.  But as long as you are with your buddies, who cares where you are.  Trips are a treat.  If you think about it, it’s nice to have a great location, but if you’re surrounded by friends, do you really NEED a destination?  Everyone deserves time away, so I hope you found that for yourself over the holiday whether at home or a getaway.

Julia has just written me an email implying my resolution to stop snapping at people is not enough.  I think it is, and I’ll explain why:

  • I don’t believe in resolutions because I attempt to improve myself on a daily basis.  Sometimes I fail miserably, but tomorrow is another day to try.
  • This is a “chronic” habit that needs serious attention.  Sure I have plenty of other problems, but this one is no longer acceptable to me.

You can bet when I read Julia’s post demanding more resolutions I sent a reply that wasn’t so pleasant, but I believe justified.  In this next year, I have to watch my words to distinguish if emails like that are justified or not.  In this scenario, I believe it was.  But, as per my resolution, I will rethink it.

Change is hard.  Life is challenging enough without changing your rituals and routines.  As a person who has lived in more places that you can count on two hands in the past 3 years, I’ll tell you evolving yourself as a person only complicates things even more.  But you’ll come out a stronger person, and I believe it’s worth the struggle.

So be resolute.  Today, tomorrow, and every day until the next New Year.