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[December, 1991] New Year, Same Resolutions


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Monday, Decenmber 30, 1991

Dear Journal,

I still have a week left of vacation and so far it’s been pretty great. My cousin Anna came over for 6 days and we had a blast. She left yesterday and I kinda miss her. We never got along this well before. Maybe I made another best friend.

For the first time in a while we are spending New Years home by ourselves. I was hoping we would attend a big bash, but maybe this will be fun anyway.

And now: Drumroll please… It is time for my annual resolutions:

1) Lose weight.

2) Get a boyfriend.

3) Be nicer to others (more considerate)

4) Grow my hair one length and grow it long.

Guess that’s it! –Bye-

If these resolutions had a theme song, it would be “Stop Me if You Think You’ve Heard This One Before” by The Smiths. They are so similar to the resolutions I made the year prior I don’t know how I didn’t  notice the similarities as I was writing them. I don’t know why I bothered to make a new list instead of writing see last year’s list/insert name of boy I have a crush on now. In fact, the term “resolution” the way I use it is less “a course of action determined or decided upon” and more “thing about me I wish was different but am not gonna do a hell of a whole lot to actually change.”

And those first two items on the list? They could have been called “365-Days-a-Year-Resolutions.” The end of a calendar year may have caused me to take stock, but it was more like taking a strainer to the surface of my consciousness. During my teen years, there was nary an unattached day that I didn’t want a boyfriend, and few get-thin-quick schemes I wouldn’t try.

The nicer/more considerate resolution most likely stemmed from a desire to be less superficial and focus on developing my character more. Or it could have been that I realized just how much my adolescent hormones were running rampant and felt the need to tone down the angst a bit. Or I could have been paying my diary lip service.

As for the hair, some things never change. I went short again last year and as I type this, I am willing my hair to grow as long as I can stand it, at which point I will probably chop it off and begin the whole vicious cycle over again. However, even though it is a course of action I have decided upon, I can’t consider telling my stylist “just a trim, please” some kind of resolution.  Being nicer, on the other hand…

  1. June 12, 2010 at 10:40 am

    Love the blogs that go over what we wrote about as kids/teens. Have you read Sada’s blog? it’s also really funny.

    • damiella
      June 13, 2010 at 11:01 pm

      I do read Sada’s blog and I love it! And I just saw you blogged about V.C. Andrews, so I will definitely check out your blog too.

  1. August 24, 2010 at 12:41 pm

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