I'm really not a huge New Year's resolution person. One, because I never really know what to resolve. Not because I can't use some changing, because goodness knows I can, but just because the thought of changing something for one whole entire year is daunting because life changes so much from one month to the next.
So honestly? My only resolution is to eat a Big Mac because I'm 28 and I have never, ever had a Big Mac. I asked on Twitter if I should eat one and I got responses that fell into two categories: NO DEAR GOD NO YOUR ARTERIES WILL CLOG AND YOU WILL DIE OF THE DISGUSTING vs. OH DEAR GOD YES WHY HAVEN'T YOU EATEN ONE DO YOU LIVE IN A CAVE
Because I'm the type of person who believes that you should try any sort of edible thing once (on our honeymoon, I ate a termite. It tasted like mint), I believe that at some point, I will eat a Big Mac. Probably this year. I aim high with my resolutions, see?
But also, other than resolutions, there are things I want to do. One is that I want to continue the daily photo project I began last year. I'm a little disappointed because I didn't make it past November 21 last year, due to spending a week without the internet, then being without a phone for three weeks. But honestly, it's pretty great that I managed to document almost the entire year. I love that I can look back in the archives a year ago and see tiny baby Tommy (who incidentally, judging from this photo, is still teething just as bad now as he was a year ago).
The other thing I've always wanted to do is write down all the books I read in one year. Last year, I wrote down the books I read in January, February, and March and then I just kind of forgot about it. To push myself to not give up this year, I started a tumblr for books. I do a fair amount of reading because I have 30 minutes of mandated silent reading time every day with the kids and since we don't have cable, I unwind at night by reading instead of TV watching. So hopefully at this time next year, I'll have compiled a list of books I read in 2011. There's really no reason that I want to do it, except that I think it might just be fun.
But honestly? I'm kind of most excited about the Big Mac.