Happy New Year
I loved going back to school when I was a kid. Not because I was going back to school, but because it was a fresh start. No catching up, no cramming ... total clean slate. In college, I would sit on the plane on the way back to school and make lists of what I wanted to do that semester and how I was going to do it. That was one of things I missed the most when I graduated from college--no more built-in clean slates. Nothing forcing you to change or grow.
So, yes, I make New Year's resolutions, and that's why. I know it's cliche. I know! But I promise I nearly always keep them. Four years ago, I said I was going to join a gym and start doing cardio most days of the week, and I did. I still do. The key is picking stuff I know I can do, stuff I really WANT to do, and figuring out exactly how and when I can get it done.
If I gave you my full list, you'd laugh. It looks SO ANAL! Like, I'll do this on this day, that at that time, this that many times a week. Is it boring to post them? I can't decide. They're mostly, like, traditional things, that's why. Well, you can tell me if you want to see them. One of them, though, is to do something nice for myself at least once a week. That's the REAL key to keeping New Year's resolutions ... make yourself get pedicures and take bubble baths! Ha ha.
Anyway, New Year's Eve was fun. New Year's Day was even more fun, at least for me. I saw The Holiday, which I LOVED! I totally related to Kate Winslet's character. And I pulled a Manic with my friend Allee and saw Dreamgirls, too ... was Jennifer Hudson that good on American Idol? I do NOT remember her being that good on American Idol. She was crazy good. Everyone in the theater applauded after her big song. Random thing of the day: I was looking at the credits at the end, and this girl from my high school was in it! She was one of the go-go dancers. I sat next to her in Brit Lit, and she always talked about how she was going to go to L.A. and dance and we were like, whaaaaatever. But she did! So good for her.
Finally, I've been thinking about this a lot lately, and now seems like a good time to say it: Thank you for stopping by my blog, whether it's once a day or once a month. I love that you're there to laugh with me on the funny days, and I love even more that you're there with kind words and cyberhugs (and no baseball bats!) on the harder days. I hope the new year brings each one of you every happiness that life has to offer. And if you already have every happiness that life has to offer ... well, then, you suck.
Just kidding :) Happy New Year, everyone!