I don’t really believe in New Year’s resolutions – I think they’re the kind of rules that are meant to be broken, and usually don’t do much to inspire actual long-lasting change. At least that’s how it’s always worked out for me.

I do, however, resolve to avoid clickbait headlines and listicles. Here, let me tell you how to feel about this link — amazed, uplifted, shocked — before you click on it! Here, let me tell you 28 things about a thing you don’t think about very often, like the hairstyles of Saved by the Bell.

And as much as I hate hollow, overly ambitious resolutions, I did get a kick out of Health Month in January. Metafilter made me do it. It was a pretty painless way to get into the habit of flossing everyday, anyway, and I’m going to try it again this month.

And I’m also digging my fitbit, which is like a little virtual carrot that dangles in front of me all day long. Turning little fitness goals into a game somehow makes them more achievable.

AND I resolve to blog more often. Funny because I write plenty, all day long. I have a strong daily creative practice, and I spew out barfy morning pages every day too, and there’s the ol’ novel, in which I’m regularly slogging and sighing and grinning and thumbs-upping. But I always like checking in here anyway as well.

2013 Favorites, while I’m thinking about it…

Favorite concert: Neutral Milk Hotel. (Months later, I still get goosebumps just stringing those words together. Neutral Milk Hotel! Concert!)

Favorite movie: Moonrise Kingdom

Favorite album: Neko Case, The Worse Things Get, The Harder I Fight, The Harder I Fight, The More I Love You

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