Every year I make a list of resolutions, much like the rest of the world this time of year. I usually write them up and stick them to the fridge, so I can stare at them when I’m in the kitchen and feel like a complete failure, and wonder why I insist on setting unobtainable goals for myself year after year.
This year my two resolutions are: lose some weight, quit thinking so poorly of myself. That’s it. I’m not setting a numeric goal on my weight, I’m not going to resolve to write a novel or a concept for an amazing video game franchise. I’m not going to resolve to get a better job, make more money, or find the perfect apartment. I feel that any of these typical resolutions would counter my main one to quit thinking poorly of myself, because those things are hard and may take me two or more years to complete. I really feel like if I can stay healthy it will boost my self-esteem. It’s like taking care of two birds with one stone.
Oh, and I definitely won’t be posting anything on the fridge.