Day One: Moderate to Severe musings. Side effects include…

Fever, runny and achy throat, inflamed sinuses, broadened new year’s resolutions, swelling, and other symptoms. If you’ve stopped giving a crap, see your doctor immediately.

My body woke up this morning more excited for 2017 than my mind was, since it decided to get the ball rolling with new years’ resolutions; by getting me sick, of course! At the very least, I can say I was one of the first people to fall (slightly) ill this year…

One of my “resolutions” is to create a post here every day of the year, whether it be a photo, blurb, review, etc. SVBTLE is still alive and well in 2017, thank goodness! This blogging platform is great, and with enough time, I’ll be able to recall most markdown from memory.

While we’re on the subject, can we talk about resolutions? Why not just call them goals? The choice in words seems to have a profound effect on how people approach their desired outcome. For example, you can “resolve” to lose weight…okay, that’s great, but how are you going to get there? Are you just going to lose 25lbs through liposuction, or will you re/start an exercise regime? I think it comes down to the pathos vs logos implications: it’s easier for people to get attached to the emotional aspects of their resolutions, but it’s the logic and execution of these meta-fantasies that produce your outcome.

So, here are some of my own meta-fantasies this year:

364 days until we are back to square one!

 
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