Resolutions: 2012 Edition
Well, it is that much maligned and often joked about time of year – the time to make New Year’s Resolutions.
Why do we even try? As many people (correctly) point out, most people set the bar too high, work hard in January…then realize working hard for results is difficult and tiresome and they quickly go back to their old ways.
I’m no different, of course. But this year…I want to be. I have two resolutions to make this year and I think I can do it. After many years of making the same promises to myself, I will keep my word and be even more awesome in 2012.
So, resolution numero uno: buy only one thing each month. Now that sounds stupid. How can you buy only one piece of food for one month? How can you buy only one subway ticket?
Actually, what I’m referring to are non-essential items. Usually, my paycheck is sprinkled about the clothing stores and clubs of Seoul. Not in 2012. Instead, I will budget for food, my transportation, utilities and the like…and one other thing. That new spring jacket that I must have? Well, it will be the superfluous thing I will buy in April. Those amazing sandals that will complete my wardrobe? That’s July.
This will be hard. Harder than the infamous diet resolution that 80% of people make every year (I mean, what’s more important – shoes or food? SHOES.). For that reason, I will be starting a “I Bought Something New” column (a concept borrowed from Cracker Your Wardrobe magazine – my favorite!). Each month I’ll post what I bought and why I chose that item.
Enjoy my pain. Relish my sacrifice. Also, feel free to suggest items to buy or items to avoid.
Resolution Two: Contribute to Cracker Your Wardrobe. I don’t care what kind of contribution it is, but I have to connect myself with that magazine somehow. Ideally, it’s taking photos for them. Second place is getting captured for their Seoul Street Style section. Either way, I want IN!
That’s it, those are my goals. Nothing impossible, but certainly something to guide my efforts this year. And if I run into Hyun Bin, Won Bin, Lee Seung Gi or Lee Byung Hyun this year…I’ll take that as a bonus.