This is the time of year when I begin my incredibly meticulous New Year's Resolution list. I love New Year's. New Year's Eve is pretty fun, but mostly I love the concept of a fresh new year, ripe with possibility. Each December, I write out a stupidly complicated list of resolutions, most of which are forgotten or abandoned by mid January. I don't mind failing to accomplish my resolutions. Honestly, I think resolutions do me more good in the conception phase than in the execution.
This year, as an added bonus, I have a list of Old Year Resolutions. (I was looking at the calender, and as it turns out, there are several more weeks left in 2006.) Most of my resolutions are too mundane to list here, but there is one Old Year Resolution that concerns you, dear Internet.
I have decided to take one week off from the computer. My relationship with the Internet feels a bit addictive these days. I don't know why, but it bugs me to feel addicted to things, so, just for kicks, I'm taking a week off.
Starting Saturday, I am not going to turn the computer on for the next week, except briefly on Tuesday when I will check to make sure I don't have anything urgent in my inbox.
I came up with this idea last night after realizing that I was lovingly gazing at a picture of the Christmas Branch on my blog, while I sitting right next to the actual branch. Think about that for a second.
It just ain't right.