I know I say this every year, but I do just love making resolutions. Every new year always feels like, this is it! this is totally the year! i know it! big things are gonna happen, baby! And even though that has yet to actually happen, it delights me to think it’s possible.
So, without further ado, I give you this year’s resolutions:
- Make some local friends. I honestly have no idea how to go about this one but I’ve lived in NYC for almost five years and yet I only know about three people.
- Take a photo every day for a year. I already suspect this one will sputter out in less than three weeks, but maybe not. I think it may help that I’ve said I’ll take a photo — any photo — and not take one I feel is good enough to share.
- Find at least one thing each day that makes me happy and record it everyday for a year. Easy enough, right? Just need a notebook and a pen.
- Find a new apartment. Seems simple enough (I say now).
- Write one pitch a month. Is it bad that I already kind of dread this one? I know it’s something I ought to be doing, but the actual doing it will be hard.
- Take a yoga class. I took classes on a fairly regular basis about 10 years ago and I loved it so much. I keep saying I’m going to go back but the price scares me off every time. Maybe this should be “take a yoga class without going broke.”
- Buy more humanely-raised meat. After taking a course in the history of American agriculture this fall, I can’t bring myself to buy meat from factory farms any more. It makes me die a little inside to pay eight bucks a pound for ground beef, but I guess I’m just going to man up and get over myself.
- Go to the greenmarket more often. I’m going to try and go every week year-round instead of just in the summers.
What about you? Do you make resolutions?