I love New Year’s Eve. The day always feels like you are on the cusp of something new, something bright. There’s a joy in the air, a palpable feeling that the dawn of a new year and new day will bring something wonderful out of thin air and into our life. 

And I like champagne and kissing strangers at the stroke of midnight (and earlier in the day), thus making New Year’s Eve a total win-win in my book. 

I also enjoy making resolutions and setting intentions for every new start (e.g., a new moon, a new month, a new semester). 

Here’s a chart with the most common New Year’s resolutions: 


None of my resolutions are listed above. I’m not the normal girl, so I don’t expect my desires and intentions to be up there. Last year, I would have had several resolutions on that list (falling in love was high on that list). This year, I realize that falling in love takes more work, luck and preparation than I ever imagined and I’m just not into that at the moment. What I am into and what I have resolved to do is the following:

  • Finish my damn book. Well, books. I need to get these things off my desk and start something new.
  • Moisturize more. Enough said. 
  • Watch an episode of Paternity Court. ACCOMPLISHED JAN 2. 
  • Use the aliases of “Pussywillow Danticat” and “Sweet Dick Willie” when making brunch reservations or for takeout orders
  • Find more 19th century euphemisms for sex that I can use while watching Scandal (expect to read about “amorous congress,” “melting moments,” and “joining the convivial society” real soon, y’all)
  • Carry over my general badassery and outstanding awesomeness into the new year
I have a problem with discipline. (See the blog postings as an example of that.) But I plan on making this work by telling people that I have resolution. Community of readers (all two of you), I expect you to keep me honest and on point. 

Do you have any resolutions? Why or why not? What are you doing to keep them this year? 


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