So I’m not a huge fan of New Years Resolutions. Most of them are too general to be obtainable. They also have a tendency to be boring. Loose weight, be a better person, eat healthier, read more books, quit smoking…lame. It’s not that those aren’t great goals, its just that they are things we should be working on throughout the year, not just in January. Plus, I don’t understand why we insist on starting a fresh new year by thinking about all of our flaws and trying to fix them. How come nobody ever has resolutions like “continue being the funniest person in my family” or ” keep rockin this smokin bod on the dance floor”?
Despite my disdain for New Year’s Resolutions, I’m a sucker for tradition and following the crowd. So instead of abandoning the practice all together, I decide to get more creative with it. Instead of making a list of resolutions for myself this year, I decided to make a list of resolutions I wish I had had ten years ago, when I was a shy 14 year old high school freshmen (omg has it really been a decade since my freshmen year? old lady alert). So here it is, my resolutions for January 1, 2001
1) Eat more carbs. They have no affect on you now and in ten years when you’re metabolism slows down your one regret will be not eating enough carbs as a teen.
2) Don’t focus so much on boys and school work. Expand your interests, try new things and focus on hobbies. But keep those grades up too 🙂
3) When you do focus on b0ys, focus on that cute wrestler in your Spanish class. He actually does want to go out with you and he is so much better than the wierdos you end up actually dating.
4) Don’t do things simply because adults tell you to do them. This goes specifically for taking choir.
5) Try surfing again.
6) Audition fora role in the spring musical. Don’t settle for prop girl
7) Ride the bus more. Its not that bad and it makes your mom’s life so much easier.
8) Never stop writing.
9) Rebel a little more. It will prepare your parents for college when you rebel ALOT more 😉
10) In 10 years the details of high school- what you wore, that mean girl’s name, all that time consuming homework- won’t matter. You’ll forget them. So just take a deep breath, have fun and don’t sweat the small stuff.