You have four days to smile and say howdy, hi, or "what up, fancy" to the person next to you in whatever line you're stuck in.
Four days to NOT avoid your neighbor at the mailbox.
Four days to think of different ways to say, "Well, yes, I'm a bit of a weirdo, but can I take a picture of us together?"
Need inspiration? Meet Nikki. This is her story:
For 8 years a group of us have been going up to Lanesboro, MN for an adult weekend. We have our rituals now of how we spend our weekend. Every year we roll into town around 8:00 and order pizza from Ryno's Pizza Place and then take it next door to the bar. Every year we see the same people in the bar. This year I made the decision that I was finally going to introduce myself to the owners and share our story. We became instant friends and I scored our group 2 free rounds of drinks and several shots throughout the weekend. This all seemed good at the time, but not so good the next morning!! On our way out of the bar on Friday night, the owner stopped us and told us how much fun we were and that we couldn't leave without another shot! I look forward to seeing them next year!!
So go do that. Today. A coffee house would work, too. Basically anywhere someone is nice enough to serve you delicious things. I bet you'd make their day feel a little less like work.
This photo also makes me happy for another reason. It's the girl in the photo. Nikki was one of Shelly's best friends when she lived in Iowa Falls. I met her at Shelly's wedding and we hit it off in the way that you hit it off with anyone you'll be wearing matching dresses with and popping and locking the night away, but our "friendship" never really went anywhere because Shelly passed so soon after her wedding.
However, I saw Nikki again at my reading event in Iowa Falls last month. I was in a room full of strangers who adored Shelly. Other than Brad and Michelle, I barely knew a soul. It was Nikki's face in the audience (front row) that kept me calm, made me feel at home. (Michelle and Brad, too.) I felt like she was an old friend even though I hadn't seen her in years. I love that she's doing this 12 Resolutions challenge. And I know Shelly does, too.
So this might be cheating because the resolution hadn't been announced yet, but I sure am happy to have this photo from that night. Thanks again, Nikki!