Confession: I made a New Year’s resolution this year I didn’t tell anyone about. (I think because I was sure there was a 0% chance of my keeping it.) But I’m now 10+ months in and still going strong — and mentioning it to Wendy when I visited last month didn’t ruin my mojo — so I think I’m finally safe to talk about it.
I’ve stopped watching reruns on tv.
Now, this may not seem like a very big deal, but I’m someone who would regularly lose an entire weekend to a Law & Order (or Criminal Minds, or SVU, or NCIS, or Castle, or…) marathon, so for me, it was huge change — and one that really needed to be made.
I’d like to say that I immediately reduced my tv watching by a huge amount and developed delightful new hobbies and have been both reading and writing a ton, but my path, alas, was not so straightforward — but it has been positive overall, in occasionally unexpected ways. Continue reading →
I did not make New Year’s resolutions this year. This year’s (hell, most years’) excuse is that it’s just another day, a single turn of a calendar page, so… Whatever. No big deal.
But of course, I’ve written in the past about my inability to keep resolutions, so I know it’s just a rationalization, you know it’s just a rationalization, we all know it’s just a rationalization. And yet, I was still planning to just slide into the new year. Once I started reading my friends’ goal-setting posts, however, my resolve to remain unresolved began to waver.
I posted the picture above online earlier today with a caption that read in part, “Starting 2014 content.” And in the spirit of “begin as you mean to go on,” content is not a terrible way to kick off a year. It’s quite a good one, in fact. Now that I’ve read my friends’ intentions for the new year, though, I’m thinking that daunted might be better — or at least a smidge more proactive.
And so, there is a very good chance I’ll be resolving after all. What to do (or not do) is still TBD. Watch this space…