Happy New Year!
I made some New Year’s resolutions.
1. Work up to a 5K in running. Most of my PE for homeschooling this year has been running. I’ve gotten much better as time goes on but I want to run in a 5K (3.1 miles) sometime this year, preferably by the summer because I don’t like running when it’s cold. I don’t want to run in a race because I like running with other people or because I could actually place (I don’t expect to), but because I want to prove to myself that I can do it. Hopefully without having to walk part of the way.
2. Stop biting my fingernails. This has been one of my resolutions for several years in a row. So why will this time work when the others didn’t? Well, I really have no idea… but I’m determined to stop biting my nails! It’s not sanitary so I really need to stop. It’s kind of a nervous habit for me but I also do it when I’m just thinking or bored. Most of the time, I don’t even realize I’m doing it. I have two plans to help me stop. The first is to cut my nails more often so that I don’t really have enough nail to bite. (I don’t mind this because I like my nails short anyway.) The second is something that I read in some book: carry something small in your pocket like a marble so you mess with that and have something else to do with your hands.
3. Read at least one Stephen King book, even if it scares me. Weirdly and/or foolishly, most of the things that scare me are fictional. Only a few real things scare me, but give me a scary book and I’ll up all night wondering if monsters are real. I’m fine with the giant spiders, werewolves, and long-haired singing men in tights, but anything gory freaks me out. Nevertheless, I want to read a King book all the way through so I can form my own opinion on his writing. I’ve never finished any of his books because I thought they were too creepy, but I want to so I know if they’re as good as my mom says they are. If you’ve read any King (or King writing as Richard Bachman) books, which one would you recommend? If you’re my mommy and you’re reading this I don’t mind if you recommend something too. Suggest anything besides The Stand! I tried it a few years ago and it was a thousand pages of people with pus spewing out of their heads – not really to my tastes.
What are your New Year’s resolutions?