Don't manage your time more effectively.
Don't quit wearing sweatpants with pockets to the grocery store.
This year is about funness. And gently tweaking your lifestyle to make your day (or someone else's) just a bit smilier. Yes, "gently tweaking" sounds dirty as hell, but I'm going with it. You can't stop me!!!
As you may know, in 2009 my sister and I kicked the shizz out of a blog project where we chose a new resolution each week and tried to complete it in 7 days to honor my late BFF, Shelly. It was life-changing. And for once, I mean that. (I say Gouda changed my life on a regular basis.)
Since the book came out, I've received messages that make me wanna do handsprings down a busy street where fish are sold. (If I could do handsprings, I would be so limber and springy that the men/women who throw fish for a living would choreograph dance moves around my gymanstical movies.) Men, women, and people named Snake (I can only assume this is Valerie's boyfriend from Family Ties) have told me they've been inspired. People want to do good. They want to challenge themselves. They want to be weird.
Well here it is. I'm assigning twelve resolutions (one per month) for 2013. I've already done your homework for you! Plus, this is a group project so you can copy off people who are smarter/crazier/motivated-er than you at any time. I will post a new resolution at the beginning of each month and we'll do it together. I also might blog about randomness every now and then because clearly I have trouble staying on topic.
I'd love if you'd keep me in your personal loop by leaving comments here or posts about your adventures on Facebook. I'd love if you'd rope a bunch of your friends into this with you. I'd love if puppies could sing Charlene's "Never Been To Me." BUT, if you'd like to follow along quietly a la fourth-grade-Bree-at-Brownie-Camp-with-no-friends, that's totally fine, too!
It's gonna be fun, kids. Spread the word and check back here on Jan 1 for your first resolution.