Early New Year's Resolution? Finding Love

By

Early New Year's Resolution? Finding Love

Last Saturday night, I decided it was a good time to get an early jump on a handful of my 2013 new year’s resolutions. I sat blurry-eyed and drunk on a late-night home-bound train, both sad and elated at having just a few hours earlier, ended a serious relationship.

 

Starting Sunday, I would: Drink less whiskey on Saturday nights, and Manage my relationships better.

Manage My Relationships Better

When I woke up with a headache and that every-so-slight glassy-eyed look of someone ready to cry at the drop of a hat, I realized this new year’s resolution was a variation on a recurring theme in my resolution making.

 

January 1st is the universally accepted date of renewal — the calendar starts afresh and we get to put behind all the foibles of the year(s) past. As we embrace the new calendar, we make lists of resolutions, of self-made promises to motivate us through the next 365 days. Sometimes, it seems right to start on those resolutions a little earlier. And what better time to get a jump on New Year’s Resolutions than at the end of an old relationship?

Resolving to Find Love

My custom before setting goals for the new year is to flip through old notebooks and diaries searching for records of New Year’s Resolutions past, evaluating my success and accepting my shortcomings. There were a number of constants over the years, namely the universal standards:

 

Lose weight.
Find Love.
Write a book.
Clean basement.
Find inner peace… Optional and for extra credit: join movement to bring about World Peace.

It occurred to me that “Find Love” was the most challenging of the goals.

Continue reading here, and check out our blog for more great articles.

This article was originally published at . Reprinted with permission from the author.
Article contributed by
Advanced Member

Singles Warehouse

Author

The HOTTEST Singles Online Dating Site in the UK and USA. Free to sign up and browse the gorgeous variety of singles interested in meeting YOU, too.

Singles Warehouse is also home to some of the most honest, provocative, and insightful dating/relationship/sex writers in the world...and their a sexy little bunch, too! Check out the SWEXPERTS blog for the latest and greatest.

Twitter: @SingleWarehouse and @SWEXPERTS

Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/singleswarehouse

Being single can be fun, but a little company never hurt, too. So, join today, engage with our writers, and be sure to follow us online.

Location: London, LND, United Kingdom
Credentials: Other
Specialties: Dating/Being Single Support
Other Articles/News by Singles Warehouse:

Tinder: Is It Time To Move On?

By

I used to host speed dating events. On any given night, forty to fifty people would show up hoping to meet someone amazing within the span of a four-minute date. It was kind of a strange idea at first— meeting twenty guys in one evening to see if anyone had potential. But it was efficient. I sifted through more and more guys each week who ... Read more

To Hook Up or Not Hook Up

By

With more and more sites adding to the No Strings Attached culture it's easy to understand why hook up's are becoming more and more common. No matter what your moral feelings are it's happening. People just love sex. However when hooking up there are a few things you need to remember— Hook Up's Don't Always Equal Groundbreaking ... Read more

4 Smart Single Parent Dating Tips

By

It is quite understandable for single parents to be nervous about re-entering the dating scene but confidence is the key. We've gathered 4 common questions single parents have, and answered them with our 4 best Single Parent Dating tips in a bid to raise your confidence level.   1. I have a kid. Where do I go to meet people? By now you have ... Read more

See More

GET MORE ARTICLES LIKE THIS IN YOUR INBOX!

Sign up for our daily email and get the stories everyone is talking about.

Ask The Experts

Have a dating or relationship question?
Visit Ask YourTango and let our experts and community answer.

FROM AROUND THE WEB