I’m terrible at keeping resolutions. The second I make one, some secret part of me can’t wait to betray it. Sometimes I wonder if I should make opposite resolutions, like, “drink less water”, or “get a horrible night’s sleep, every night” to see if I can trick my subconscious. Oh, how I like to make things difficult!
This year, I threw up my hands and decided not to make any resolutions. But then the second week of January rolled around and I was already thinking of 2013 as a great big 2012 run-on sentence. I know that our calendar is just a construct, something to give us a measure of time, but I think people need these measures to make goals. Maybe keeping the resolutions is not the point. Is the intention more important than the result? I think so.
So, here are my resolutions for this year. Four of them are more general guidelines for how I hope to live my life in 2013. And only one of them is an honest-to-goodness-I'm-holding-myself-accountable resolution: 50 books and 50 movies in one year. I've tried to read 50 books in a year and "failed" but even failing means reading 35 books and that's not all that bad. This year, I'm making the effort more official by joining the fifty.fifty.me challenge ((oh, hey, if you sign up, let me know!!) and keeping track of my progress on this blog.