Thursday, 28 February 2013

i solemnly swear


Yes, I know it's already the end of February. And yes, I decided to talk about New Year's resolutions now. I didn't actually make any resolutions, because you start them with such enthusiasm, which eventually wears out and you realize nothing has changed from last year. So, what I did was to make some guidelines, or whatever you want to call them, for 2013. I had a similar idea on my 20th birthday when I wrote down 20 things and for the new year I fused that list with a new one I made up. This is what I came up with:

I Appreciate & enjoy your life as it is.
II Don't buy clothes &c. You're a poor student & can't afford it.
III Continue being friendlier, learn to be more positive & to open up to people.
IV Don't dread, worry or regret things you can't control.
V Love & show your love.
VI Study. You're paying for it, so benefit of it.
VII Carpe diem; don't dwell on the past.
VIII Don't wish for things when you know you don't need them or possibly can't get them. Nevertheless, don't stop dreaming.
IX Keep up Meat Free Monday.
X Read more. It makes you happy.
XI Remember: let your past make you better, not bitter.
XII Control your drinking. You're getting old & clearly can't handle a drink anymore.
XIII Don't be unnecessarily proud when it only harms you. Still don't lose your pride.
XIV Don't miss opportunities.

As you can see, I've made myself practical and concrete ones, considering my eating, drinking, financing and so forth, but also all the improve-yourself-mentally baloney. And, so far my "resolutions" are going pretty well!
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The Wardrobe Project said...

I like your New Year resolutions!I don't really believe in them,but I like that yours are sort of guidelines!

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Krysten @ Why Girls Are Weird said...

Your 4th one is something I'm trying to work on more, I'm terrible with it.

Vanessa, Take only Memories said...

I love those resolutions! Hope you can keep them over the year :)

Marisa Noelle said...

These are so good Laura! I haven't even thought about new year's goals yet. Last year I was so on top of it and actually followed through with all of them. I too went on a shopping ban last year and vowed to be friendlier (not that I'm not friendly, I'm just really shy).

Best wishes with your list :-)

xo Marisa

Laura said...

The Wardrobe Project - thanks, love! i don't really believe people keep their resolutions either, which is why i made mine this way:-) x

Krysten - i hope we both get better, darling! x

Vanessa - thank you, honey! x

Marisa Noelle - thank you, marisa doll! i'm the opposite, and never made any goals or resolutions last year:-) and i couldn't imagine you to not be friendly. i'm not actually unfriendly either, but without noticing it i often look down on people, which then is seen as being unpleasant.. xx

Nieszka said...

great list! some good ideas here. best of luck. but remember to have fun :)

Deidre said...

Man, I need number 4 so badly.

Laura said...

Nieszka - thank you so much, sweetie! and i won't forget to have fun either:-) x

Deidre - i suppose most people do need that, lovely! x

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