New Year’s Resolutions

So this has basically been my inner monologue for the past twenty four hours:

I can’t believe it’s already the end of 2011. Can you believe it? I can’t believe it. It’s impossible. No way it’s already the end of the year. I can’t believe it’s already the end of the year. The end of 2011? No way. 2011 just began! It’s impossible. Can you believe it? I can’t believe it. It is NOT the end of 2011!

… And around and around in circles I’ve gone.

Well, this seemed like as good a time as any to talk about the Oh-So-Important ritual of creating New Year’s Resolutions. I’m not gonna lie: I get totally hyped over making my resolutions each year. But what gets me even more hyped is looking back  at my completely forgotten about and abandoned resolutions from last year, realizing how much I suck at life, and deciding to do better this next year.

Which, you know, usually lasts about a week and then my short term memory cuts out and I forget again. (Although, seeing as “get in shape” has been on my resolutions list for the past four years running, that selective memory brownout might be on purpose.)

Nonetheless, though, I’ve already sat down this week and written out a list of resolutions for 2012 that are hopefully easier done than said, rather than the other way around like they usually are (I repeat: getting in shape). And now, without further ado, my 2012 New Year’s Resolutions list:

  1. Blog twice a week
  2. Write a novel
  3. Do my best to get a literary agent
  4. Do my best to get a talent agent
  5. Make new friends
  6. Enjoy college, no matter where I end up
  7. Get all As for my last two semesters of high school
  8. Start posting covers of songs on Youtube
  9. ENJOY LIFE, even if it’s not going my way
  10. Help someone who I don’t have to – be selfless
  11. Change the world
  12. Find happiness.

I’m also halfway tempted to add “don’t die” onto there, in reference to the apparent apocalypse, but then I feel like that’s just testing fate.

What are some of your New Year’s Resolutions? Doing anything fun to ring in the New Year? Are there any books or movies you’re particularly excited about in 2012? (HUNGER GAMES MOVIE AND NEW GALLAGHER GIRLS BOOK OH MY GOSH!!!!!)

Although I’m sad to see 2011 go, I’m even gladder to see where 2012 will go. Who knows, maybe I’ll finally start exercising! (Wouldn’t that be a miracle?)

HAPPY NEW YEAR’S GUYS!! Next time I talk to you, it’s going to be 2012! The year I turn 18, graduate, go to college, and hopefully don’t die in the apocalypse. 🙂

~Julia

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3 thoughts on “New Year’s Resolutions

  1. I am with you in not testing fate for the big hype over 12/21/12, but i think it would have more merit and a better ring if it were 12/12/12. That being said, isn’t just plausible the Mayans ran out of room on the tablet? I’m considering not paying my bills in light of our impending doom. My resolution is to sell 500 books, on the short end of the spectrum. Also, i would like to visit at least one new US state, and get on to writing the Pres. that wordy letter on taxes and mortgages. I also plan on winning Lotto. Good luck on writing your novel and surviving the apocalypse.

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