New Year, New You

So the tradition of every new year equates to New Years Resolutions, and the eventual failure of most of us to follow through on them. So in the spirit of being a realist, fives, and Derek Powazek, here’s my resolutions for 2005:

  1. Rekindle my reading habit by reading a chapter a night on school nights.
  2. Reply to email in a relatively timely fashion
  3. Call my friends more often
  4. Get into the gym on a regular basis (i know, i know, EVERYONE says this)
  5. Try to maintain a positive outlook regardless of what is going on (especially in regards to politics and relationships)

I figure if I can hit all five of those, I’ll be rocking. If i actually even do one of them, I’ll be doing much better than I currently am. So what are your resolutions this year? And are you one of those people that can keep them?

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  1. Kathryn says:

    Yay, reading! I have some resolutions on my site; one should be, completely re-do and re-vamp the clumsy thing...

  2. Pete says:

    Only one: "Forward."

  3. Piper says:

    Debaucherous Maximus.

    I think people fail because they pick "noble" resolutions that they don't REALLY want to do. I'm changing the script on that. I'm going to be a debaser this year. I've been doing quite well so far. And I'm eating more fruits and vegetables and I never resolved to do that. If I can debauch my way into a workout or two in the next week, that's fucking gravy, but the bottom line is that I'm resolving to do something that will make a welcome change from last year and will push me in a direction that I need to be moving in anyway.

  4. Jennia says:

    Go on! =)

  5. jen says:

    to me, resolutions are just a way to make myself feel guilty on feb 1st when i'm not even doing them anymore (or didn't begin doing them.) in light of the self-violence in all of that mumbo-jumbo, it is my resolution not to resolve to do things i don't like to do. in the words of mary oliver: "you do not have to be good. you do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. you only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves." (how's that for justifying my hedonism? ;)

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