Tuesday, January 3, 2012

the new improved me


As many of you know, the coming of the new year often brings with it the coming of many ideas to do and be many more new-and-improved things.

I'm not one to often make such resolutions. Mostly because I can't think of anything worthy of such commitment. Merriam Webster defines resolute as some thing 'marked by firm determination'. Being that I am rarely firm (insert lack-of-exercise joke here) and even less frequently determined, I more often than not simply sing in the new year with whimsy, bright eyes, and just a tinge of woe in my heart at the thought of never writing the previous year's date ever again.

But not this year. Three days in and I've decided to be a bit resolute this year. Beginning with:

1. I resolve to be resolute.
2. I resolve to rise with the sun. I'm 3 and 0 on this one so far, but it doesn't mean I won't keep 'trying'.
3. I resolve to only buy things I really really really love (it's coincidence that I often really really really love many things).
    3a. I know I've found something I truly love if:
          * I don't buy it and regret it later on, or
          * I do buy it (and perhaps even regret it), and wouldn't give it back for anything in the world.
4. I resolve to be exactly as cool as I was when I was 2 years old. No more, no less.
5. And, most importantly of all, I resolve to make and keep friends who are wonderful through and through.

Cheers to high hopes and big dreams for 2012!

me (circa 1980's)

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