why new year’s resolutions don’t work: a plan for birthday resolutions this Halloween season.

I don’t get why everyone has to have a resolution for New Year’s Day.  Everyone has a different new year, and mine started two days ago.  Your birthday is your new year, something you get to do one time and one time only.  We can all think back to the one year we royally fucked up… for me it was 21, 22, and 23.  And a little bit of 24. Besides, who wants to decide to change their lives in the dead middle of a miserable Ohio winter, where every morning looks like a landscape described in Ethan Frome and you are carting around 15 extra pounds of holiday weight?! (okay… more like 18 pounds. But that stuffing was DELISH.) Continue reading