If you recall in February, I decided to give up Diet Coke. And if you recall it was a complete failure. For August, I am once again, giving up Diet Coke for a month. I know it’s not the healthiest thing for me to put into my body. It’s also been the one resolution I didn’t complete that really bothered me. I apologize in advance for grumpiness and complaining of headaches. I’m currently on Day 2. Wish me luck!
For July, I decided to give up cussing. Now, I’m not a potty mouth at all. In fact, my parents have only heard me cuss twice in my entire life…I’m not exaggerating (feel free to roll your eyes). I can count on one hand the times I’ve cussed in front of my younger siblings. While nearly everyone I know cusses like a sailor, it’s just never been my thing. However, I’m no prude and consider myself rather liberal, although most assume the opposite. I just use other words instead of the “f word” to pepper my conversation. In fact, my biggest pet peeve is when people cuss loudly in front of children, like at a family restaurant. Is that weird? I just consider it crass and bad manners; I get so embarrassed when my friends do this (Elizabeth, I’m totally calling you out passive-aggressive-style because I know you’ve never read my blog. Ha!). How did I do?
Grade: F….for failure
Notes: I thought this would be easy-peasy. H-no! I think because I wasn’t allowed to cuss at all, that I just had to. Kind of like when someone tells you not to touch something or to not press the button—you’ve got to do it because they said no! All of those years of repressed cursing kinda came out in July. At first, cuss words came out in abbreviations or letters—like wtf or oh, S! And then I failed by cussing in other languages (minor in linguistics, only so I can cuss in a few languages…kidding). And that trickled into the real thing and even on my Twitter (gasp, horror, oh S!). I never became a full-out sailor, mateys.
Would I Do This Again? F-yeah! Actually, no, because it’s just not going to happen. I’m glad I tried though.
Could you give up cussing for a month? Do you make sailors blush when you speak?
I'm doing a different resolution each month in the hopes that they'll stick around. Read past resolutions here.