Erin Boyle at Reading My Tea Leaves has a nice post about the beginning of the new year. It's a type of New Year's Resolutions post without the list. Just a couple of sentences about what she wants to do.
I’ll write a list of books I want to read. Maybe I’ll think some more about a book I’d like to write. I’ll pledge to visit a museum exhibit a month, no less. I’ll swear by color and sunshine and Vitamin D and promise to get myself through another winter without too much suffering. I’ll remember the spring bulbs I planted with Faye. I’ll water my new fern every morning. I’ll be better at saving pennies for taxes. (I’ll try to save some other pennies for travel.)
I like this view of Resolutions. Instead of Goals that need to be tracked and monitored and achieved it is a list of Wants that can be developed over the coming year. A list of Maybes instead of a list of Must Do's