New Year’s Revolution

No, that’s not one of my famous typos, it’s how I’m approaching 2018, like a WAC,  going to war.

It’s interesting how army women are called WACS, short for Women’s Army Core.   Wonder whose testosterone was overflowing when that was coined?

But moving on.

It’s not uncommon to want a fresh start to a new year, so I’ve made a list, of all the areas I wish to improve.

Who knew, there’d be so many.

1  I want to stop worrying what others think of me without pretending, it doesn’t matter.  Those so called friends who can’t be bothered, now that I can’t hear as well.  Want to have little cards made up at Tiffany that say…FUCK YOU in a nice, bold script, as a response to their smugness.

2  To have more grace towards my writing…to embrace what a gift it is rather than, oh no…I haven’t been published lately.  Well, given my poor self-promotion skills, I may never be published again, but that doesn’t make me any less of the scribe I am, who lives to write.

3   Keeping my drinking in check.  Have you ever heard it said…when you shake the family tree, all the alcoholics fall out?  My family tree, is the size of a Sequoia, shading addiction that lies dormant.  One needs to watch her liquid leanings that could easily send her to Betty Ford.

4   Weaning myself off of steroids taken for my hearing loss, along with the fear, without them, it will get worse.  I pray it doesn’t, and since the side effects are dire,  it’s a no-brainer to take the chance.

5   My obvious aging…my once pretty face that’s no more…to accept it, wearing my wrinkles proudly with earned dignity, rather than shame.  A tough one, for an old model like me.

6  Aloneness, I feel is permanent, but remembering all the romance I’ve been blessed with…memories no one, including old age herself, can steal.

7   My hearing loss that alas, changed my life…to not lick my wounds, nor fight something I cannot change, summoning grace when I need her, who’ll remind me that, it could all be so much worse, like the month when I couldn’t walk.

8   Accepting people as they come…detaching when need be, embracing love however it appears, despite fear of closeness and lack of trust, something any child of alcoholicism ails from.

9   To up my compassion towards all living things, Franciscan style, putting it into 4th gear, revving the engine, taking it up as high as it will go…to quote Gandhi…to be the change I want to see.

10. To stop scratching like a Beagle in detox.  Humidifiers, more cream in the new  year…Crisco?  I’m already basted like a Cornish hen, but girls shouldn’t scratch who hail from Connecticut, now should they.

Wow, I’ll really need to focus, if I’m to succeed in my New Year’s Revolution.

I’ll don a beret like Che…give the power salute like Bobby, and then grab my balls and go, like JFK, and then we’ll see.

If I master 2 out of 9, how humble I will be.

Let’s hope I’ll at least stop scratching.     

Happy New Year everyone.



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 Thanks.
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19 Responses to New Year’s Revolution

  1. E says:

    I can’t stop laughing. This is so great. Crisco! Haha. I’m in periomenopause and have tried fish oil but it upsets my fibroids so for the time being I’m hooked up to a garden hose. It’s my favorite tasting water. This might be my favorite part: Want to have little cards made up at Tiffany that say…FUCK YOU in a nice, bold script, as a response to their smugness.- I’m embracing feisty as I approach 40.


  2. Hal stock says:

    Love this post, don’t be so harsh on yourself though. Have a happy and healthy 2018 !

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  3. I’m glad you are basted and not wasted. I pray love and joy will seek you out in the new year.

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  4. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, in response to numbers 5 and 6, my mother and her best friend had a private saying – “At least we can say we once were”. Not everyone can lay claim to that. However, I think you still are.
    Just before school let out for Christmas break, I subbed a couple of days for HS English. The assignment was to pick a single word for the new year. They then had to write a short essay on what the word meant to them. A very interesting and thought provoking assignment for teens. Of course, one girl wanted to pick the word ‘money’; not because she was in need but simply because she said she loves money. After a brief chat she thought about changing her word to security or gratification. She settled on ‘popularity’. Oh dear, ha ha!
    I think your word could be Grace.

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    • I always marvel at you being a teacher. How wonderful that is. My looks have changed, they have, and I have no intention of having any cosmetic surgery. I looked into it, and it just didn’t feel right for me. I want to be grateful for all I have, and guess, it’s because of my hearing loss, that I feel that way so passionately. Health I never ever thought about is now the star of my show.

      Love the story of your student. Popularity is a fine word for someone so young. Happy New Year Skinny, and thanks always, for your daily attendance in my life 🙂

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  5. I LOVE this so much and have decided to do the same. Number 2 and 8 are a top priority for me. As for scratching, yesterday I resorted to olive oil. Oh yes, I was marinating chicken and thought hmm … that is how desperate I am to have soft hands and not those of a fucking lumberjack!
    Happy Healthy and Goal Slaying 2018 to you ❤

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  6. micklively says:

    That’s an ambitious programme, by anyone’s standards. I like them all but I wonder if you’re not trying to do too much in one go? When you focus on everything, you focus on nothing. Good luck and happy new year, whichever way you jump. 😉

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  7. An awesome list. When we were young who ever thought that we wouldn’t be completely healthy until the day (way off in the future) when we fell over dead? Much more complicated than that. Your Crisco reminds me of my visit to Arizona in March. The weather was lovely, around 70 to 80 degrees each day but the humidity was not something this east coast girl could get used to. I saw my face pucker and peel as I looked at it. I had to go out and get a cream closer to axle grease for the week. (and I have oily skin!) No wonder those southwest American Indians always look older than they are. Good luck in the new year and celebrate the good stuff!

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  8. Good luck on the revolution. I feel superstitious about resolutions, as if by voicing them I’m cursing them not to work, sort of the opposite of the prevailing logic. Maybe because my two this year are to get a book published and lose weight, the same two I have every year without any real headway on either.

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