Non-Resolutions

As usual, I’m not making New Year’s Resolutions. However, I do generally start each year with the thought that I want to do something different from the previous year. Last year, I did some of the things I said I was going to do, and I didn’t do some of the things I said I was going to do. Still, I did write more, and I took an art class. I even learned how to knit. I read more classics than usual, and took a chance on some new authors (new to me, not new to the world). I even read my first, and probably last, Toni Morrison book. (It was required for my American Novel course.)

This year, I haven’t really been able to think of anything “new” to resolve or try to do this year. Right now, I’m just not excited about much of anything, to be honest. In fact, unusual for me, I’m not even really excited about starting school next week.

So, I am not making any non-resolutions this year, at least, not yet. Although, I do resolve to eat more cake this year than I did last year. Cake is good and it is wise to treat yourself sometimes.

I do think that this year the one thing I want to do is to not put too much pressure on myself to do a lot of things that I may not be able to accomplish. I have backed off of the tough school schedule, due to circumstances I mentioned earlier on this blog. Once that happened, I decided that I wasn’t going to overload myself and make myself crazy just to finish school three months sooner. After all, it has already taken me over ten years to graduate, what’s three more months, right? Because of that, I just don’t feel really devoted to overloading myself with a lot of “resolutions”, non or otherwise, that I may or may not be able to finish. I didn’t join any reading challenges. I just decided to read what I want, because I’ll have a school list of required reading, so my pleasure reading is just for me. I’ll read what I want, when I want.

Maybe I’ll be more artistic, and maybe I won’t. I have art supplies if I need them.

So, that is it. No resolutions for me. Happy New Year!

Oh, and Stan has made a resolution to draw every morning for 30 minutes. He is calling his project “draw first“, and he has some really good work coming out of that already. You should keep up with him!

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