Some Things Never Change, like, My New Year's Resolutions...

Monday, January 3, 2011

I think the same person who invented New Year’s Resolutions invented digital bathroom scales. Thought process: how can I make a large portion of the population feel absolutely terrible about themselves on a regular basis? 

Thus, the birth of the To Do List on steroids.

Sadly, my Resolutions for the past decade have been as unchanging as the Pittsburgh Pirates record. And about as promising, too. 

One: Eat Less Candy. Two: Organize My Room (and life). Three: Stop biting my nails.

Only to find myself on January 24th sitting in my dorm room anxiously chewing on my nails, deciding if I should try to find my laptop under the heaps of Skittles and Reese’s Cup wrappers, or opt to search for my floor buried beneath my wardrobe.

So, this year, I decided to change up my impossibly boring list.  As I’m about to graduate college in May – I decided to make a daily blog to see if I’m really learning anything while getting my degree.   

Since I actually like writing, and I’m trying to now start doing something I like more, rather than stop doing something I like (aka eating candy like a fourth grader on Halloween) I’m hoping to have a little more success with this goal…maybe make it out of February. 

My thought process is, write something new every (week)day. Because, you learn something new every day, right? (I don't learn much on weekends - plus, a resolution starting January 3rd = much more realistic).

So, even though my room currently looks like the Clearance section of Wal Mart threw up on it, and I just devoured two chocolate covered Oreos at record speed, I leave you with this quote:  

"I think we can't go around measuring our goodness by what we don't do - by what we deny ourselves, what we resist, and who we exclude. We've got to measure goodness by what we embrace, what we create, and who we include." 
- Pere Henri, Chocolat (the movie)

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