1. One year I made a resolution to learn American Sign Language. I signed up for a class at my church. The teacher really didn’t teach me much of anything. I was very discouraged.
2. Another year I decided I wanted to learn Spanish. I signed up for a class at the local community college. I got it approved with my employer to leave early one day a week and everything. I showed up for class the first day and found out it had been canceled because not enough people enrolled.
3. I have given up on making resolutions to learn another language.
4. Yoga is something I said I wanted to learn. I took a yoga class for about a year and a half. I loved it, but the commitment became overwhelming. I’d like to do it again. I’m hoping the new YMCA that is opening just a mile from my house will offer a yoga class at a time when I can attend.
5. I decided once that I wanted to learn to knit. I did it.
6. Usually, my New Year’s Resolution is not to make any resolutions.
7. Maybe my resolution should be to get my hair cut more than once a year. My hair has been seriously out of hand this year.
8. I prefer long-term goals to New Year’s Resolutions. Less pressure.