De Propositis Novi Anni

Callaina

Feles Curiosissima
What are your New Year's Resolutions (if any?) I have several, each one on a different theme:

1. For the environment: Switch from dairy milk to soy or oat milk (mostly for environmental reasons, at least, though I'm not happy about the ethical ramifications of the dairy industry either). I also plan to cut out dairy products entirely during Lent; we'll see how that goes.

2. For health: Take (vegan-sourced) Omega-3 daily (I have a big bottle of it, but keep forgetting to take it; I don't know if it has as much effect as some people claim, but it can't hurt either, and I don't get much of it in my regular diet).

3. For my cats: Let my younger cat out daily, supervised (it only takes a few minutes, max; she just likes to roll on the neighbor's driveway and then dash back in, but I forget to leave time for it).

4. For mental/spiritual health: Show more gratitude and take time to properly pray each day (I tend to tell myself I don't have time and rush through them, but that's a little silly, since I have time to spend ages scrolling on Facebook; honestly, it's just laziness).

5. For fun: Play piano several times a week (for three days I've been dreaming that I had to play Beethoven's Emperor Concerto that day in some sort of university piano competition, and hadn't yet learned it properly; I figure this is my subconscious prodding me to get back into playing piano, though I have no clue why it picked the Emperor.)

All right, enough for me. What about you guys?
 

Callaina

Feles Curiosissima
Has the older cat not earned day release privileges yet?
He was brought up indoors and doesn't have any street smarts, but nonetheless has an insatiable desire to spend time outside. I compromise by taking him out on a leash once a day, if and when he wants to go (i.e. pretty much never during the winter). But he can't be trusted out there alone, particularly as I live on a rather busy street.
 

Callaina

Feles Curiosissima
taking him out on a leash once a day, if and when he wants to go
But that I can do anytime (i.e. even after sunset), whereas I'm kind of reluctant to let my younger cat out leashless after dark, even with supervision, and daylight hours are rather short here right now -- hence the need for a resolution.
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
I remember a youth worker from a nearby church asking me (and other people) this question in my teenage years. I told her that I wanted to think more about myself.
It was actually supposed to be a joke, but it really seemed to trigger her and she got really pissed off at me. (Actually, for some reason, that happens to me more often than you'd think).

Anyway, here are my resolutions for 2020:
 

Bitmap

Civis Illustris
There is a suggestion that you should not plan your next day (or week) in the middle of the day when you are fully awake. You should do it in the evening when you are tired because that makes your goals slightly more realistic ...

By that standard, I suppose if you truly want to make any realistic resolutions for the New Year, you should do so around the end of January after a busy day of work ...

1. For the environment: Switch from dairy milk to soy or oat milk (mostly for environmental reasons, at least, though I'm not happy about the ethical ramifications of the dairy industry either). I also plan to cut out dairy products entirely during Lent; we'll see how that goes.
I'm not entirely sure if that will even be beneficial for the environment, but if it is, your contribution for a better environment will be around 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% (I rounded up the number because I did not want to use up too much space).
 

Callaina

Feles Curiosissima
I'm not entirely sure if that will even be beneficial for the environment, but if it is, your contribution for a better environment will be around 0.000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000000001% (I rounded up the number because I did not want to use up too much space).
I think you should resolve to be less cynical. :p
 

Laurentius

Man of Culture
I would like to be ripped like Godmy, also I hope not to lose my job for any reason and that I can get better at it instead.
 

Tironis

Member
To persevere with Latin beyond "basic". But since I'm no good at keeping New Year Resolutions . . . :rolleyes:

<<Oops! We ran into some problems. . . >> Oh well, the forum has the measure of me already! o_O
 

Terry S.

scurra
Staff member
To grow my beard twice as long as it is now.
 

Etaoin Shrdlu

Civis Illustris
Midwinter is a bad time for resolutions, and for a new year to begin, for that matter. There should really be a movement to move it to spring, where it used to be, and which makes sense, when you give it a moment's thought.
 
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