Open Thread: Resolutions

I don’t know why I even waste the paper writing New Year’s Resolutions.  I could just recycle the one from last year. And the year before that. And the year before that.

Still I go through the exercise because I like the optimism – that this will be the year I finally:

…lose those ten…um fifteen pounds

…finally land that book contract

…get that bungalow by the beach

On the Other Hand

Resolutions like that are like dreams I aspire to, and while I don’t get all the way, I’ll take a partial victory.  I lost five pounds this year.

I go to the gym at least three times a week. I had something accepted for publication by an outlet I respect.

And while I don’t have a beach bungalow –yet–my good friend moved to Florida a short drive away from a beach. I take the partial win – I’m getting there!

But what about you? What are your resolutions for 2022, and what were your high points in 2021?  Let us know in the comments!


Virge Randall is Senior Planet’s Managing Editor. She is also a freelance culture reporter who seeks out hidden gems and unsung (or undersung) treasures for Straus Newspapers; her blog “Don’t Get Me Started” puts a quirky new spin on Old School New York City. Send your suggestions for Open Threads to her at