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Sunday, January 3, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

This year I wanted some concrete goal so at the end of the year I didn’t have to wonder…did I even accomplish that? I toyed with Shmo's idea of painting my finger nails according to the colors of the liturgical calendar, but I didn’t like any of the green nail polish at Target so once again I was at ground zero, completely unprepared. I mean where did the time go?! I feel like this day completely snuck up on me.

So what was I to do? I didn’t want to resort to googling New Year’s Resolutions….but I did. Most sites weren’t very helpful. I got a lot of fake fitness gym promises, spend time with the family, and learn something new resolutions. I think the learn something new is a cop out personally. That’s way too easy. Why, just this week alone I learned how to throw pottery and do a triple stitch in crochet. Come on google, don’t fail me now!

But google did fail me. I found nothing I considered worth while. And just when I was about to give up after reading a depressing wiki post about how only 12% of people achieve their goals I came across a friends facebook post. Her goal? She wants to read a new book every week for a year. Now that’s something I can get behind.

Book number one is the The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society I’m about 100 pages in. So if you have any recommendations hit me with em.


Jen K said...

yoyo. I'm jennifer, i'm Lindsay's friend, and I studied abroad in Barcelona too! I miss the city like crazy!
Check out my blog ( I started it in Barca, but since I'm living in London, I started it back up again)

Lindsay said...

Yay! I'm glad my resolution inspired you! I hope you document the books you read as well; I'd love to hear what you have to say about them.

Also, te presento a Jen. I was telling her about your blog and she was very interested. We both agree your title design is wonderful. :)

Elizabeth said...

Hows the book? Is it about the island of Guernsey? Did you know that when my family had dairy cows (up until I was in 9th grade) we had Guernsey cows? fun fact. and I will look for good books for you to read-thats a good goal!

Elizabeth said...

check out: P.S. I Love You (its different from the movie but i personally like the book a lot better) & I think you gave me this book but it's I am Messenger. Also, most of Nic Sparks books are goood.