It’s a bad idea to come up with abstemious new year’s resolutions, like quitting anything or losing weight or rectifying some moral or ethical shortcoming. One year, my resolution was to drink more martinis. I didn’t really manage to do that — instead, I discovered that I didn’t like martinis that much. Useful discovery, though. Another year, when I was living in Pittsburgh, my resolution was to go to Raccoon State Park. Even though that was manageable (and could have been combined with a visit to the FiestaWare outlet in West Virginia), with a one-year-old in tow, I never got there. But it’s still in the realm of possibility.
Am still thinking about what this year will bring. Maybe being a nicer person and doing a better job of avoiding snark. Maybe that errs too much on the abstemious/self-improvement side of things, though?
More likely, doing something I’ve never done before, like going to Joseph, Oregon. 🙂