New year, new resolutions.
I’ve never been one to be super gung-ho about making New Year’s resolutions. Not that I’m against new years or new resolutions, I’ve just usually made my resolutions when I’ve needed them. Often, for me, the new year just doesn’t feel like a clean enough start and it usually feels a little forced to try to make some arbitrary changes on some arbitrary date.
However, this past year kinda kicked my ass. I don’t want this blog to be a bitchfest – that’s what we use Facebook for – so I won’t go into it, but it did make me think that maybe I should try something new for the new year (just to make it feel official that we’ve ended 2011, you know?)
So, without further adieu, here are Some Resolutions For The New Year:
- Be more like Leslie Knope. This might sound ridiculous, but I seriously adore Amy Poehler’s character on Parks and Recreation.* She is so enthusiastic and positive and completely unflappable and just a force of nature. I love it. In one of the first episodes, a random guy says to her, “Hey Park Lady, you suck!” She turns to the camera, smiles and says, “Did you hear that? He just called me Park Lady.”
- Hula hoop more often. I tore a calf muscle this past year and as a result couldn’t hoop very much. It was a complete bummer. This year I want to get back to hooping more often because it gives me such a feeling of joy and it’s something that I can just get completely lost in, which I love.
- Read more. Pretty self explanatory, and I’m sure this is on a lot of people’s lists. The fact of the matter is that I’m more intelligent when I read; my vocabulary is better, my spelling and grammar are better, and I’m just more interesting as a person.
That’s it. It’s a short list and I’m starting small because I think that’s the best way for me. I’m not trying to reinvent my wheels or anything, maybe just paint some flames on the sides.
What, if any, resolutions have you set for yourself this year?
*If you have not seen this show, you can stream it on Netflix and the latest episodes are on Hulu and the official Parks and Rec NBC page.