Fuck that. If I make a resolution, I wanna make sure I fucking do it. I flake out of enough things as it is, I don't need to make up new shit to flake on aswell, and there is something that has been bothering me for a while now that I intend on rectifying.
My resolution this year is to make myself like tea.
Now, this may seem like a really pointless thing to do. If you don't like something, why should you force yourself to have it? Well you see, the thing about tea is that it's not just a drink, it's a social thing. People drink tea together and chat. It's one of the ways British people socialise, and it's something I always miss out on. Here's a typical conversation that has happened with almost everyone I know:
Generic Human: 'Do you want a cup of tea?'
Me: 'No thanks, I don't like tea.'
Me: 'No, I don't like coffee either I'm afraid. Just a glass of water will be fine thanks.'
GH: 'Are you sure?'
GH: 'Do you just not like hot drinks then?'
Me: 'If I'm out I like a hot chocolate, but I never have hot drinks at home.'
GH: 'What do you have when you're at home then?'
Me: 'I have Ribena usually.'
GH: 'Ah, do you ever have hot Ribena? Hot Ribena's lovely, especially when it's cold.'
Me 'No, I don't like it hot, I always just have it cold.'
GH: 'You don't like hot Ribena?'
I am fucking sick to fucking death of having this conversation, I'm sick of drinking glasses of water and feeling like a social leper and I'm sick of EVERYONE asking me if I like hot Ribena. Of course I don't fucking like hot Ribena! Hot Ribena is absolutely FOUL. What's wrong with you people? Seriously.
So, since the 1st of January, I have had a cup of tea a day. So far it's going better than I expected. I was expecting it to be much more of a chore than I am actually finding it. See, many people have tried to change my mind about tea and everytime my opinion was the same; that tea tastes like dirty leaves that have been trodden into the mud in a forest. This was still my opinion for the first few days, but I'm already starting to come around to it. Yesterday, I even found myself WANTING a cup, as opposed to having to make myself have one.
The plan is to keep it at one cup a day until I get a bit more used to it, then I may start trying more cups in a day and seeing how that works out for me. I have also started by having milk and two sugars in each cup. The plan is to try and gradually phase myself out of having sugar as I get to actually like tea. (I got a little cocky on day 5 or 6 and had a cup with no sugar. It was not a pleasant experience.) I will not be phasing milk out tho, of course. That would just be stupid.
Today is day 8 of the resolution. I still don't really like tea, but I reckon I can definitely not just get used to it, but actually start to like it fairly soon. I dunno, we'll see how it goes I guess.