#5 Dads Go Wild

My New Year’s Resolutions for 2020

Some of my friends like Dale Allen Berg, Michael from Beyond the Rhetoric, and James, the Social Dad have been sharing via their blogs their New Year’s resolutions.

Reading their resolutions got me to thinking maybe I should take the opportunity of the start of a new year to look at what changes I should make in my life.

To be honest, I’m not much of a New Year’s resolutions kind of guy. However I do see the start of a new year as an opportunity to revisit and think about who I am as an individual and what kind of a person I want to be going forward.

Way back in 2015, I made a resolution-type of thing in which I pledged to “choose green more often than not.

Well, at this point it’s not a bad thing to reinforce my choice of “choose green”. For a variety of reasons.

What does it mean “choose green”? Well first off when I’m choosing what I’m going to eat I will choose, more often than not, foods that are green.

Goat's Cheese and Tomato Salad

Veggies are green. Meat is red, or white, or brown or blackish – if smoked. And worse, if the meat is green, you are best to avoid it at all cost. Do you see what I am getting at when I say I am going to “choose green”?

I will choose veggie options – more often. Not all the time. More often. Or if I am having a meal and I have a choice of a salad or fries – I will choose fries salad more often (not all the time though!).

Coffee Cup Cozy

When I go out, I will make sure I have my Filson water bottle with me. I will also make sure I have my reusable coffee cup with me. If I have neither, I will do without.

When I am shopping and I am offered a plastic shopping bag I will say, “no thanks, actually I have my own reusable shopping bag right here!”

Raleigh Retroglide Bicycle

Another “choose green” option – in the spring, once the weather turns a little more cooperative, I am going to start to ride my bicycle to work again. A greener choice.

The fact is I am a work in progress. I have faults and I do not always make good choices. However, I will “choose green” more often than not.

That’s it.