My Resolutions for 2018

About 30 hours before 2018 began, I hastily typed my resolutions into the Notes app on my phone after scrolling through search results on Instagram and Pinterest.

(For the record, I don’t usually elicit life advice from social media, but when the going gets tough, the tough turn to fake news and cat videos.)

Making resolutions is a tradition I cherish greatly, and perhaps a bit too greatly. This year, I made no fewer than eight resolutions, each successively more difficult than the last.

  1. Use no plastic shopping bags
  2. Cook a meal from each continent
  3. Memorize five of your favorite poems
  4. Meet 50 new people
  5. Read 50 books
  6. Invest $2500
  7. Qualify for the Boston Marathon (BMQ) and Run 2018 Kilometers
  8. Scoring a 520 on the MCAT

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Why I’m Deleting My Facebook

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I take my New Year’s Resolutions very seriously. In the past, these resolutions have spurred me to become a vegan, attempt to find my biological father (an interesting story I’ve save for another post), and spend a year ‘living without’.

In March of 2014, I temporarily deleted my social media profiles for 31 days and in my adapted celebration of Lent the year previous, I did the same. Despite these efforts to go off the grid and withdraw from Facebook and Twitter, however, I was eventually pulled back in. Why?

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