Sunday, December 30, 2012
Let's Resolve Some Stuff
I'm one of those people who really likes Resolutions. Sometimes I'll make them in the middle of the year, just because I feel like it. I don't necessarily always keep them, although this blog is the product of an October 4th, 2009 resolution, and I'm a dedicated flosser thanks to an August 11th resolution in 2007. But even if I make one and don't keep it, the act of resolving something always makes me feel a little like I have some control over my existence.
Which is a touch ridiculous, actually. I am beholden to several shareholders: a 3 year old, a frowny husband writing his dissertation, and several bosses. For me the concept of free will is an adorable, nutty little fairytale. But a seductive one.
And so I make resolutions.
So, what's it going to be this year? A resolution should be small and achievable. I could start brushing my hair? I could resolve to use pencils instead of pens, on account of my mom got me this Thomas Jefferson pencil sharpener for Christmas:
But what am I going to be glad I did? Like Audrey's boyfriend Jules says, "Sometimes you gotta hook your future self up today." How am I going to hook Future Jesslyn up in 2013? I'm open to suggestions.