Musings of a Chicago-Born New Yorker

A New Year’s Resolution

I’ve got a great idea. It was inspired by a blog I read by Silverneurotic. She’s one of the first bloggers I started reading back when I started blogging consistently over at blogger. Her last post mentioned New Year’s only very briefly. She said she was going to work on her resolutions.

Then I thought, hey, wouldn’t it be a great idea to do that myself? I’d been thinking about it here and there, but I think I’m going to actually do it.

How many years have you written out a list of admirable and possibly achievable New Year’s resolutions only to forget all about the list a few weeks later? You only think of it around the next New Year’s when you’re wondering if you should even bother to make another list.

So on to my great idea.

I say we all make a New Year’s resolution list. Write a blog post about it. It can be just your list or your list and an explanation or a plan of action. Then post it on your blog, but make it a sticky post. That way, you can’t forget about it.

We could even do a monthly meme that checks in on the progress. I don’t  know about that one. I’ll probably feel more committed to it if I cross something off my list before January is over.

So what do you think? Who wants to join me in coming up with a fantastic list for their New Year’s resolution? I’m going to start right now.

7 responses

  1. silverneurotic

    And now I’m embarrassed to admit that after posting my desire to create a list of resolutions, I haven’t had the motivation (or, honestly the time/energy) to actually do it. And now I’m leaving until the New Year.

    December 27, 2011 at 08:40

    • LOL! You should still do it. I know you’ll be busy, but you may get a moment to do it. And if you at least think about what they’ll be, you can just put up the post a few days later, but start on them right at the new year.

      December 28, 2011 at 21:07

  2. I think this is a great idea. I was actually planning on doing it already, just trying to come up with realistic goals. Oftentimes, I tend to come up with extremely complicated or unrealistic resolutions and they are never accomplished….just to sound deep! LOL This year I plan to take it more seriously and make a conscience decision to make them happen! Wish me luck and I bid you good luck on yours as well. 🙂

    December 27, 2011 at 18:07

    • I wish you luck! Don’t forget to link to your post in my comments on my resolutions post when you do it!

      December 28, 2011 at 21:07

  3. Mine is already posted!

    December 27, 2011 at 20:40

    • Good for you! Just put a link in the comments on my post when I put up my actual resolutions.

      December 28, 2011 at 21:08

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