this is what we feel like at the start of a new year
the start of a new year is naturally a time of reflection and anticipation: we take a bit of a look at the year gone by (2010, you dog, we won’t miss you a bit) and cast our gaze eagerly upon the horizon of the year (or should we say yeah!) to come.
while we don’t necessarily believe in making resolutions (we’re not really fans of doling out promises we can’t keep, especially not to our precious selves), we do see the merit in thinking about how we might like to spend our time over the coming twelve months. call these resulting thoughts, if you will, confirmations.
the confirmations of the little brown house babes: version 2011
one: we shall eat chocolate every single day of the year for the benefit of our health. (we have so far made good on confirmation numero uno.)
two: we shall wear polka-dot high-heels to the supermarket when the whim takes us because shoes can change the world and warm up a frozen foods aisle.
three: we shall make a concerted effort to more regularly document the fantastic happenings of our lives a) so that we don’t forget how truly fabulous they are and b) for the benefit of future generations who will surely want to know about what we did with our days (it’s not everyone who slays a dragon, befriends a tiger, and learns to speak every language of the world, after all).
four: we shall become totally obsessed with all things wild(e): flowers, people, and oscar. ok, we admit, this is kind of redundant. we are already totally obsessed with these things, especially oscar. let us rephrase: we shall continue to be totally obsessed with all things wild(e). there, better.
five: we shall say to ourselves ‘i love me’ everyday. we shall also tell our loved ones ‘i love you’ everyday.
six: we shall make it our personal mission to revive oft-forgotten but outstandingly expressive words like ‘shan’t‘, ‘shall‘, ‘happenstance‘, and ‘hyperbole‘. here’s an example: the next time you are sitting at your desk and bob from accounts wanders past and asks if you’d take a look at these bobbity-wob-accounty-things, say, in a strong and firm voice, ‘shan’t!’. you will be pleasantly surprised at the effects and the range of circumstances in which this word can be used: relevance is irrelevant. just use it and watch ’em fall like flies.
and that was as far as we got before we realised we hadn’t eaten today’s chocolate and had to go and immediately remedy our forgetfulness. now it’s your turn! we challenge you to imagine, and share with us, your confirmations: version 2011. yeah!