Seriously, it's not been a good month, thus far, in many respects - and all of them deal at least in some way with my resolution. It's like God said:
You want to set your heart less upon the things of the world? OK, buckle up, 'cause when I get done with you this month, you'll have less upon which to set your heart than you ever imagined a couple of weeks ago.
I'm not going to detail everything here, but higher than expected costs for various things aren't the biggest part of it - nor are they the hardest to handle emotionally. Money? That's been a trial. Honor of the world? Check. Ego? Check. Recognition? Check. You name it, if it deals with this resolution, it's hit over the last couple of weeks like a personal resolution tsunami.
I still have two weeks to go this month. I've never rescinded a New Year's Resolution since I started this effort almost four years ago, but . . . it's tempting this month.
All I can do at this point is strap myself in and hope I'm a better person somehow at the end of the month than I was at the beginning. After all, that was the point of the whole resolution process when I started, so I probably shouldn't complain when I picked a resolution like this one.