Back when I was at U.Va., for two years I kept an online journal that I wrote in almost every day. Then, while I was out of town visiting Curtis, one of my co-workers at the radio station found that journal and read it, and shared what she read with other people on the staff. I was so embarrassed by this that I hid all my previous entries and started writing a censored online journal.
Keeping a censored journal is kind of self-contradictory. I'm not saying that I'm going to parade my every thought about online, as there are some things that I actually want to keep to myself, and some things that are better kept to a small circle of friends. But for the past couple of years, I haven't been writing anything publicly because I wanted to keep certain people from knowing anything at all about my life. Which leads me to my first new year's resolution.
In 2006 I'm going to forgive myself for getting married.
I need to move forward in my life without constantly looking back at the mistakes I made and the person I used to be. Part of that is writing more freely. I really am a pretty unsensational and inoffensive person; although, back in my early blogging days, my mom did take exception to a couple of things I wrote online and asked me to take them down. Hopefully I don't have much to say anymore that would hurt my mom's feelings, so I'm not going to worry about that.
In 2006 I'm going to write in my LJ more, and keep entries public when appropriate.
Although it's not really related to the other two, I'll share my third resolution anyway.
In 2006 I'm going to floss every day.
Because come on, can I really make the argument that I don't have the 60 seconds a day it takes to floss my teeth? And because it's good for me. And it would make Grandma happy.
Happy New Year to all, and to all a blessed 2006.