Writing New Years resolutions is hard. Actually following through on them is even harder.
With each note I scribble, pouring my hopes and dreams into a notebook Ill Instagram once and probably immediately forget about, the pressure of achieving goals only written because the end of the year is upon us is somewhat uncomfortable. Is it only because the year is ending that I want to go camping more? Because if it were actually an attainable desire, I wouldnt wait until the ball dropped and the calendar changed to consider doing it.
More philosophical difficulties aside, though, theres the trouble of putting some goals into words. Maybe 2016 is the year I give up on all that. Because why use proper vocabulary and punctuation when I have graphics that say it well enough for me?
To help simplify resolutions and goals, Ive decided to take an illustrative approachusing emoji to document my wishes in a casual mannerinstead of one thats as intimidating as writing an essay and feeling required to hold myself accountable.
Emoji dont judge you if youve already failed in January.
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