>New Year’s Resolutions

>So…now that it is oficially 2011, New Year’s resolutions anyone?


I know I know, sometimes they get a bad rep. For example, take this comment from an anonymous blogger who so thoughtfully wrote: “why waste your time thinking about the future? Lose ten pounds, think positively, volunteer more often, stop being mean to your sister….yadayadayada.” True, thoughful blogger. But let me fill you in on something.

The trick with NYR’s is not to aim too high; we tend to create these huge goals for ourselves and then always fall short. Here is an example from another blog (I just kept the best ones in; the list was longer):

  • Save enough money to buy a home
  • Prepare body, relationship, and bank account for eventual pregnancy.
  • Learn to speak Chinese
  • Write the ******* book, which is due in February.
  • Write the ******* book, which is due in September.
  • Keep freelance writing at least once a month.
  • Get back into ideal racing shape and run a 1:55 Half Marathon in March.
  • Race a sprint or Olympic triathlon in the summer.
  • Do yoga at least three times a week.


Hmm. Maybe she can accomplish all of these goals, and if that’s the case, she might as well kick Obama out of the White House. But seriously, write two books, run a half-marathon, buy a home, have a baby, AND learn Chinese? Is this list somehow related to that oh so clever quote, “shoot for the moon, and even if you don’t make it, you’ll land among the stars?” Because this list is definitely a “shoot for the moon” kinda deal. If this woman is not a niece or second cousin of God, she might just end up with all those stars.

This is why I decided to create a list of resolutions that I know I can fulfill, which will inadvertently boost my self-esteem. Win win.

My 2011 New Year’s Resolution List
-drink more H20
-work at a restaurant until February and then quit
-join a band and go on tour
-learn to spell my last name backwards
-develop a finer taste for whiskey
-do not create more than six New Year’s resolutions.

lrehcewhcs, lrehcewhcs, lrehcewhcs

I have quite a good feeling about this.

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About Laura

marketing director at Possible. formerly at Greatist. Still running, finding zen, and searching for the perfect bloody mary.

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