On the first day of the New Year’s, my true love . . .
Sound confusing, out of season?
The Christmas carol, “The Twelve Days of Christmas” begins, “On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me, a partridge in a pear tree.”
The song continues reciting the packages the singer gave his/her true love for each of the 12 days of Christmas.
But this isn’t about Christmas. We’re talking about the New Years.
In this time a renewed beginning, many people make New Year’s Resolutions. They create a list of things they’ll do differently this year. It might concern health, financial, relational, or romantic goals.
The reason for parodying the 12 days has to do with keeping your New Year’s Resolutions.
Reportedly, people keep their New Year’s Resolutions on average only 12 days. At that point they may conclude the Resolutions:
- Aren’t that important, or
- Don’t align with their preferred lifestyle, or
- Are unattainable and were created in Fantasyland.
In less than 290 hours, they give up and plop back into the same old routine.
When it comes to Romantic Resolutions, how can you make this year’s different? Set goals which are easily attainable within 1 month, then upgrade your goal.
- Set a goal to determine, or refine your knowledge of, and record your sweetheart’s preferred method of being romanced before Valentine’s day. Even if you’re not 100% certain, make a written note of what you believe that preference to be.
- Create a Romantic Interlude for Valentine’s which utilizes this preference.
Doesn’t matter if you’re right or wrong regarding your sweetheart’s preference. Take your best guess. If you’re not 100% accurate, don’t worry. Adjust then create a new Romantic Interlude as your next New Year’s goal.
Robert, a hopeless romantic
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