I’m Going To Try This Again.

Here is a shocker, I didn’t keep any of my New Year’s resolutions from last year. None of them. I was the best at not keeping resolutions.

But no more! Probably.

I am going to give this resolution thing one more try, and this time, I’m sticking to what I’m pretty good at. Reading.

I’m going to read a non-fiction book on each state. Β So, exactly 50 books. And I am going to learn the shit out of each of those books. I’m going to learn them so hard.Β Because I’m bettering myself this year. With knowledge.


What is your resolution?

50 thoughts on “I’m Going To Try This Again.

  1. hahahaha that’s one of the coolest New Year’s resolutions I’ve heard lately (and haven’t I heard all type of New Year’s resolutions?).

    My New Year’s resolution (yeap, the only one) is to try to tell apart the essential from the bullshit every day of 2014 “what do I REALLY want, and what do I THINK I want?”

    E.g with a real life and embarrassingly superficial example from last year: I wanted to get plastic surgery (I wanted a boob job and I didn’t get one, thank God).

    Why? Do I really need one or is it because I feel insecure? do I really feel insecure or is it something I think will make me more “powerful” (you know, more attractive so with a higher possibility to “get what I want” ) because, then again, if I think I need to feel powerful I guess I’m feeling self-conscious.

    I had a New Year’s resolution two years ago that was a lot like yours, mine was about reading a book per week, but I wasn’t doing it because I liked reading (which I do!), I was doing it because my parents appreciate intellect a little too much and I didn’t want them to think I wasn’t cultured enough. I kept that New Year’s resolution and it didn’t make me feel any smarter or more cultured hahahaha.

    So, in a nutshell, I’m trying to find out what I really like and start doing things for myself daily, not to please someone or to piss anyone off.

    God, sometimes I sound like a self-help book, but it’s keeping me relatively sane and alive.

    I hope your new year’s resolution makes you happy, I honestly think it’s a cool one πŸ™‚

    1. I am absolutely enamored with your resolution! I’m all for trying to be more mindful and self-aware and I’m definitely in favor of doing things because they bring you genuine happiness. Best of luck to you in 2014! πŸ™‚

  2. I’ll tell you, i have not resolutions this year, not because i decide it, but because my subconscious si really fed up to do every year a new resolution and to see it crushing down after some day. So it is better if i try to do my best every day to be happy. …but… oops it is also a resolution!
    Ok, it’s a tendence that will never leave us! Ahahahah

  3. Tyna S. Cline says:

    This resolution is great because it’s measurable and positive. Good for you! I have resolved to write at least one personal note a week to a distant friend or family member, also measurable and positive. (Go, us!)

  4. Love your resolution because it is so different and unique. Personally, mine is much more mainstream: to exercise 30 min every day and start eating healthy every day (with only one unhealthy meal a month). Best of luck to you! I look forward to reading posts about some of those books πŸ™‚

  5. nicolepyles says:

    I love your resolution!! πŸ™‚ You’re bound to conquer the world now! πŸ™‚ My goal is to make myself feel happier about my writing and blogging direction. Today, I took that step by watching tv with my notebook on my lap AND my pen in my hand. We’re off to a good start! πŸ™‚

  6. I don’t really do resolutions at the new year, I kinda do a little at a time during the year. Right now I’m trying to focus on getting my health under control. Once I get through this annoying cold I will get back in to the health kick I was on before moving to Japan. Back to low carbs, low sugar and at least 3x a week at the gym. Gonna kick diabetes in the butt and out of my life.

    I hope you consider doing a book review each month here, I’d be interested in reading about what you are learning.

    1. I like the idea of doing a bit at a time! Also, I am totally on your kicking diabetes in the butt team – you can do it!

      And I will definitely be posting about what I’m reading. πŸ™‚

  7. cooper says:

    Does anyone keep NY resolutions???? For New Jersey, just pick any book out of the True Crime section. Or there is a book called Weird N.J. – that’s an appropriate reference as well.

  8. LucyBre says:

    “The more that you read,
    The more things you will know.
    The more that you learn,
    The more places you’ll go.” – Dr Seuss πŸ˜‰

  9. lovefromtara says:

    just a question.. why each state and not say, 50 countries? I decided not to have a resolution this year, instead i’m having monthly missions to achieve each month πŸ™‚

    1. I made that decision because I had such a heavy focus on world history and international politics in University and in talking with my Geographer/Historian husband, I’ve come to realize how little I know about the country I grew up in. So, I decided to learn a little more about each state. I like your resolution a lot!

      1. lovefromtara says:

        oh that’s wonderful, you’d be amazed about the amount of people who know nothing about the country in which they live.

  10. Most excellent I usually do not make resolutions because I break them within about a week but this year I RESOLVE to ummm what is there besides eat less, excercise more, smoke less etc etc? I do all those things anyway! Ok I know I shall RESOLUTE myself to be more patient, loving, kind with people, more happy with what I have in life and more useful with my time. Procrastination station no more in my mind! Seriously though I think resolutions should be more about character things and achievable things then surface things which are difficult to maintain and only lead to us feeling extremely guilty. I KNOW I should eat less chocolate am I going to try? Heck no because I have failed already this morning and I don’t want to live a year of self-disdain and guilt so I shall make a resolution to make this year a happy one of mindfulness and as much peace as I can get πŸ™‚ I like yours though I am always up for people reading more…books=better than money!

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