2016 Resolutions Revisited and 2017 Resolutions Made
Just for fun, I’ve decided to revisit my 2016 New Year’s Resolutions and see how things went.
Stop saying the word “actually” all the time. Because it’s actually annoying.
I seriously curtailed my use of the word “actually,” but I haven’t totally removed it from my vocabulary and still think I over-use it. The good news is that I’m aware when I say it now, more often than not.
Sleep more. Because I’m almost 40 and I’m tired.
Yeah, I’m gonna keep trying on this one.
Make two new friends by the end of the year. Because my old ones are getting worn out and creaky. They talk about boring things like graduate school and politics and mortgages when I want to talk about cartoons and candy and Adam Lambert. I need to be friends with 10-year-olds.
I didn’t meet any 10-year-olds, but I did make many awesome new friends in 2016.
Haley J Snyder, Juana Garcia, and Fee Thomas are at the top of the list.
Blog smarter. Because I have tons and tons of blog content just sitting on my computer that never gets posted because I write it all in HUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUUGE lumps and then don’t want to re-read and figure out if it’s any good or I notice that even I wouldn’t read the whole thing…and…just…ugh. I miss blogging every day, but I can’t sustain the blog on 2000 word stream of consciousness posts every day and 5000 word essays every month.
Blogging didn’t go well for me in 2016, but the good news is that I DID sort out a lot of my old writing and figure out what I wanted to keep, what might be worth posting, and what I just needed to let go of.
Look at more pictures of dogs on the internet. Because I like dogs, and dogs make me happy.
SUCCESS. I looked at lots of dogs on the internet!
For 2017, I don’t have any new resolutions. I’ve decided to keep working on these because they’re sound and helpful.
Happy New Year, folks!
Good Riddance 2016!