January 1, 2017

A clean slate is how I’m looking at the day…an opportunity for change.

Have you ever heard, the definition of insanity is, doing the same thing over and over again, expecting a different result?

2016 for me was all about my move after living in the same place for almost 40 years.  It was big.  I know other people who switch apartments like socks, but that was not the case here.  After moving in a year ago, I’ve spent much of my energy acclimating to doormen, living above the radar, more or less being a legit persona.

After I’d been working for almost a week from 4 a.m. till late, the super called to make sure I was okay since no one had seen me.

In my old place, I would have had to have been dead for days, my aroma peppering the halls, before anyone noticed.

I’m not nuts having my whereabouts questioned, but will stay in the grace of a collective concern.

See, that’s a change, along with no more drinking and taking recreational steroids every time a little ache or pain comes a callin, making a commitment to a higher standard of self-care.

In other words, I’ll have more than Good and Plenty for breakfast.

I will toss in improving my mental state as well, not concerning myself with what others think of me, putting a halt to those incessent apologies for my subsequent hearing loss.

If you can’t handle repeating a sentence, then go converse with someone else.

My art also will be a priority.  I love my blog, it’s become such a part of me, but I need to spread my creative wings more.  It’s cozy being the boss of your own page, penning whatever comes to mind, but I want to write more than my 4 or 5 essays a week.

This will make 1,501, so I’m not discrediting myself, only making a public promise to plump up my body of work.

So there you have it, Susannah’s quasi, off-the-cuff list of New Year’s resolutions.

I can’t say enough, how great it feels, since…

hope, that charming visitor, is in the air.   images-1




About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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22 Responses to January 1, 2017

  1. Elle Knowles says:

    Love that you are in a place with others who care you go missing for days. Your New Year is full of promise and I HOPE to see more of your plumped up writing soon. If it takes time away from your beloved blog – so be it – your readers will be here waiting patiently, as always, for our rewards. Happy New a Year to you, Susannah! ~Elle

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  2. micklively says:

    All sounds great to me. Happy New Year Susannah: you deserve a good one.

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  3. I love that you are cared for in your new digs! Less I have to worry about! People stink just like fish after 3 days. Last year I worked on letting go. Letting go of what others think and letting go of what others expect of me. I will continue to do that (and be a bitchier version of myself for sure). I am also going to work on my hearing. My heart goes out to you on that one. I don’t dine in groups and I like to get a booth because it helps. I’m going to investigate hearing thingies again but with a different doc. The first thing the last doc complained about was that no one wants visible hearing aids. So who really wants amplifiers the size of the hope diamond hanging on your ear? I think he retired but I’m going elsewhere. I also love that you have hope. I’m not quite there yet but for my own sake, I need to get there soon. Happy New Year from all the human and furry critters at this house.

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  4. Happy New Year Susannah! Hope it is filled with love & laughter ❤
    I'm glad you live in a place where people care. Your story confirms that I missed my calling as a doorman or mail carrier.
    I certainly hope you share that art work with all of us!

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  5. Patricia says:

    It is a good thing that people care enough to check on you. If only for that reason the move was a good one. The last couple of years for me were concentrated on my eyes this year will be ears. Hope is the great attitude adjuster spirit lifter that we all have available to us. We just gotta grab hold of it and make it ours. Blessings and Happy New Year!

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  6. You are a writer Susannah, and that’s what writers do. I think you have great goals for the new year. I think it’s great that you have people wanting to make sure that you’re okay, particularly yourself. :O)

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  7. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, I’m glad that your new abode is a pleasant one. I’ve moved a few times, and no matter how much better the new home is, there is always something I miss about the old.
    I admire your resolutions for the new year. I have a few myself that I hope to keep.


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