Friday, January 2, 2015

2015 Resolutions!

(I wrote this on a plane yesterday in a Word document, and I'm only just posting it. So if the timing seems off by a day, that's only because it is)

Hello and Happy New Year, everybody! I hope you’re all optimistic and ready to tackle 2015 head-on, although I really do think 2014 went by entirely too quick. It was a great year, though: I finished my freshman year of college on the Dean’s List, I worked as a camp counselor, I became an RA, I declared my major, and I stayed single the entire time. One of those accomplishments is less exciting than the rest…

Anyway, I’ve missed you guys! Since Blogmas ended, I’d love to say I’ve been doing a lot of really exciting stuff, but to be totally honest, it was just a lot of binge-watching The Office and eating chocolate. I wish I had more things of note to tell you, but as I’m racking my brain, I can’t remember what I’ve been up to. My grandparents visited for a few days and I went to the gynecologist, but that’s hardly exciting. Also those two events are unrelated. It’s times like these when I wonder why any of you stick around; I’m not exactly a riveting person to follow.

But anyway, with a new year brings a new set of resolutions. And as is now tradition, I’m publishing my resolutions for you all to read. I heard once that telling others about your resolutions is actually counterproductive in actually accomplishing said resolutions, but I play by my own rules. Dammit, I want to tell you about my hopes and dreams! Unlike last year though, I won’t be dividing my resolutions up into categories, simply because I’m too lazy. Also because by doing that, I bite off more than I can chew in favor of rounding out every category. So without further adieu:

1) Write something noteworthy every day. Even if it’s jotting down a good metaphor or a funny quote, I’m much more inclined to tap into my store of creative energy when I put pen to paper. Sometimes an entire ten-page story is born from a sentence fragment. And as much as I love my laptop, nothing beats scrawling words in a notebook with a ballpoint pen.

2) Read at least two books every month. Every year I make a reading resolution, and every year I fail on account of being too optimistic with myself. 30 books! 50 books! 100 books! While it’s certainly doable for a true bookworm, every December 31st I end up disappointed with myself and the measly amount of books I actually consumed in months prior. So this year I’m setting the bar lower. 2 books every month is nowhere near challenging. Hopefully I can read more than that in 2015, but we’ll see.

3) Finally see One Direction in concert. That’s such a stupid resolution, but it’s something I’ve been meaning to do for the past two summers. I feel like I can’t even really call myself a 1D fan having not seen them live.

4) Continue exercising at least four days a week.

5) Eat a fruit and a vegetable every day. Drink those 64 ounces of water. No exceptions.

Well guys, I feel like five resolutions are more than enough to last me all year. We’ll see how this goes. In the comments below, let me know if you make any resolutions, and if so what those are. I think one of your resolutions for 2015 should be to leave more comments on these posts. I’m only half kidding.

X,
Lauren


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