Alice Miles’s New Year’s resolution

I don't understand the point of New Year resolutions. Why would you need to wait until the 1st of January to do something, or to stop doing something? When people ask why I don't have any New Year resolutions, my thoughts run something along the lines of – I don't have any for the same reason that I don't have bananas on my roof today, or a stick poking out of my ear. Because why would I? If something is important enough to do, then do it. If it's not, don't bother. So – what are my New Year resolutions? Errr . . . get out of bed every day. Work. Earn money. Take care of my daughter. Cook food. That'll do. Oh, and grow a really good chilli plant. Although that one will have to wait until the summer.

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