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3 January 2014


plural noun: resolutions
  1. 1.
    a firm decision to do or not to do something.
    "she kept her resolution not to see Anne any more"

    Firstly, Anne, I think you're safe.
    Secondly, it's that time again; it's time to make a list of promises that will undoubtedly be forgotten by next winter. It's funny how quickly a year can pass, and, yet, how much can happen in the arena of 365 days. I find it bloody nuts, sat at my desk in a cold Yorkshire village, to think that only a number of months ago I was sunning myself in Miami or drinking tequila cocktails in Boston at lunchtime. 
    2014 sure did creep up on me. 
    In just under four months I will be cast from the warm womb of university life into the fish tank of the real world, where I've kinda resigned myself to the fact that I will be working a shitty job no matter what, seeing as I'm not quite ready for the big C (c-a-r-e-e-r). 
    Go to Canada, work a shitty job. Move to Leeds, work a shitty job. Stay in this village, work a shitty job. God bless you, shitty economy.
    At the beginning of each year I usually make some haphazard attempt at a proactive, inspirational set of resolutions that I think will help me improve myself. This year my only aim is to stop dwelling on the past and enjoy the moment (carpe diem n' all that tosh). 
    Seriously, though, with one term left it's easy to wish most of the year away into the oblivion of graduate-hood.
    Forget old qualms, old flames, old doubts. 
    Move on & move out. 

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