Auld Lang Syne has been long tucked away for another year and Spring has started to taunt us. I got to thinking today, how many people actually take the time to reflect on their goals for the year (it’s still 2011!) after, say, the third week of January?
(Ps. I took a few seconds to educate myself on the meaning of “Auld Lang Syne,” check out the link. It even has the Scottish pronunciation!)
So what resolutions have I kept this year?
1. As you may be currently experiencing, I have been semi-diligent about blogging. In an attempt to keep this blog semi interesting, I try not to keep a log of the mundane details of my life. So, you’ve gotten the interesting snippets.
2. I have not had pop since January 1! I think this is the resolution I have been most proud of. I have become a fan of this beverage…
3. Now comes the one I have not been so good about, the diet one. Though I, and many of my food-loving American brethren and sistren (ha,) make this resolution ever year, the zeal begins to fade when you realize that you are a human being. I happen to be a human being who loves food, and one virtuous resolution does not wave a magic wand over this situation. Nor does it solve problems like stress, lack of time and days of laziness. However, I would like to note that I have stopped gaining weight, which I attribute to less liquid candy and less fast food meals on campus. I think that this says a lot about how a “diet” should work for me: it shouldn’t be a diet at all. It should be a healthy lifestyle change.
You still have 10 months of 2011.
How do you need to make it better?
This is how I am going to make it better. On the heels of kicking the pop out of my life, I want to take it one step further….
Fried foods. I think this will be a bit harder than pop, but I want to give it a try. So…. here’s to a (continuing) Happy New Year full of new hopes and dreams.