This year, they’re pretty easy to figure:
*To watch more TV.
It’ll be good for conversing at parties, where I usually go as blank as a runway model upon any mention of Tough Love or Breaking Bad.
*To stop hating on people because they exhibit the same exact flaws I have.
Instead of saying “She’s such a press whore!” I should pause to look inside myself and try to understand what makes them so hideously needy.
*To drop grudges, especially ones from a quarter-century ago.
They’re a waste of time and energy and they only serve to empower your offender. I don’t want to act above it — I want to be above it.
*To stop dishing Ryan Seacrest, the Kardashians, and Donald Trump.
Too easy — and enough already.
*To stop fearing alone time.
I’ve actually made big steps in that direction and now treasure my moments spent solo, especially when I’m at the computer, sharing my thoughts with you, oh LDM-ers.
Happy N Y!
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 30, 2011