by Grace aka costofcollege
For the last regular Totebag post of 2016 we’ll have an open thread. Here’s one topic to get the conversation going.
If you don’t make New Year’s resolutions, how about choosing a “theme” for 2017.
… for the last several years, I’ve identified one idea, summarized in just one word, as an overarching theme for the entire year.
My sister Elizabeth often does this kind of resolution, too. Last year her theme is “Novel.” One year was the year of “Free Time,” another, “Style,” another “Hot Wheels” — that year, she got a car and started driving; she and I have both struggled with a fear of driving, which was much tougher for her, given that she lives in Los Angeles and I live in New York City.
Another friend of mine does the same thing. One year, I remember, was “Dark,” another was “Make.”
For 2015, I chose “Upgrade.” In this post from January 2, I wrote, “I want to take many areas of my life to the next level.
This may sound gimmicky, but if you were making a resolution what theme would you choose for 2017? (You can cheat and use a two or three words!) Also, what theme word(s) would you use to describe your 2016?