“So this is the new year. I have no resolutions.”

I meant to post this closer to the new year, but I suppose the sentiments remain true even if they are not posted on schedule.

I don’t believe in making new year’s resolutions. A new calendar doesn’t necessarily mean it’s time to change things, and even if it did, resolutions just aren’t my style. I just don’t like them.

I like setting goals. I like having hopes. I like making wishes. Those are what I do instead of resoluting things.

My reading goal for 2012 is 100 books. If I hit that before the year is out, I’ll raise it. It is the only concrete goal I have for 2012.

It feels weird, still, to be living in 2012–a year that sounds like something out of a futuristic sci-fi novel–and it feels even weirder to be living in that year as an adult when I still feel like I’m doing everything wrong in that arena and there are so many things I need to fix as soon as I possibly can.

I know how I need this year to go, but I don’t know that resolutions or goals will help things go my way. Instead, I just want to be happy this year. I want to be well. I want to be creative. I want to get the things I need even if they may not be the things I thought I would have at this point. And I want to be present in every moment.

2012 is just starting and, if I can help it, I don’t want to miss anything good.

What about you, dear readers? What do you hope 2012 has in store for you?

2 thoughts on ““So this is the new year. I have no resolutions.”

  1. Thank you for recommending liar to me. I have been rivited. I just got to the “spoiler” OMG.
    I was really into the story before finding out about Micha’s complications I cant wait to find out what happens next.
    Do you know of any websites with discussions sorted by where in the book you have read so far?


    1. I’m glad you’re liking the book!

      Hmmmm interesting question.

      I know Larbaelestier has a Spoiler Thread on her blog (http://justinelarbalestier.com/blog/2009/10/03/liar-spoiler-thread/) but that’s really for people who have read the entire book. I also have book club questions about Liar (http://missprint.wikispaces.com/message/list/Liar) but again that’s after you’ve read everything mostly. Goodreads might also have some discussions but I’m not sure if any of them are designed for point-by-point reading of the book: http://www.goodreads.com/topic/list_book/6380296-liar?tab=direct


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