January 11, 2009

New Years Resolutions

Filed under: My Life — happychick @ 6.38p01

New Years Resolutions


I was thinking today about New Years Resolutions- why people make them, where it all started and, most importantly, what resolutions I would make this year that would help me to become a better person. When I say “a better person”, I don’t mean it in a corny, rose-coloured glasses sort of way- I mean it in a Justin Langer, always-strive-to-be-more-than-you-are kind of way.

Sure enough, the ever-reliable Wikipedia has the answers- “A New Year’s resolution is a commitment that an individual makes to a project or the reforming of a habit, often a lifestyle change that is generally interpreted as advantageous.”

I thought that this year I’d think of something a little bit different- I don’t need to lose weight, I haven’t got any debt to free myself of, I don’t smoke or drink to excess, and I’m not in a bad relationship that I need to get out of.

So here it is, my revised list of 2009 New Years Resolutions:


         Look after my teeth. It sounds a little unusual, but what, I ask you, is more attractive than a clean, toothy smile? I’d like to keep my teeth for as long as possible and avoid falsies, and if that means flossing and drinking less Fanta then it’s the least I can do, right?

         Volunteer. There’s a Soup Patrol run in the city, where soup and bread is given to the disadvantaged. I’ve done it once before and found it really very rewarding. Giving back to our society should be in the forefront of everyone’s minds.

         Be more environmentally friendly. That’s not to say I’m going to boycott lightglobes and walk the ten kilometres to University, but it doesn’t take much to turn off the aircon of read a book rather than watch the TV.


That’s it, really. I’m not going to make goals that aren’t plausible- there’s no better self-esteem killer than setting goals you never reach. Things are going pretty well and I don’t need to make any lifestyle changes that are “generally interpreted as advantageous”. I do have one rhetorical question, though- have you ever been afraid that things have to get worse, because they can’t possibly get any better? X x


P.S. Nitaro- thankyou for your comment. It means more to me than you will ever know.



  1. So happy to get a Full P.S all to myself *_*. (not joking)

    books are allways good to read. if you don’t know where to start then
    “shadow of the wind” is a good place

    i never got the whole idea of New Years res’.
    then again… i am not a good example… (don’t like holidays).

    never go to the point where things are going soo good that they have to get worst.
    hope your wronge ^_^
    thnx for writing. it really makes my hour (in the classroom that is), you really do make the boredom go far far away.

    keep writing I will keep reading


    Comment by Nitaro — January 11, 2009 @ 6.38p01

    • It’s too late for her to keep writing – or rather typing and posting.

      Comment by Anonymous — February 13, 2015 @ 6.38p02

  2. p.s

    got a facebook account?

    Comment by Nitaro — January 11, 2009 @ 6.38p01

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