10 Mostly Realistic Resolutions for 2020

It's a New Year, people. And what's more, it's also a new decade. If that doesn't demand a list of mostly realistic resolutions, then I'm not sure what does. So, in the spirit of new years, new decades, new beginnings, and new blog designs (what can I say, flying pigs are my spirit animal)...I bring you my 10 Mostly Realistic Resolutions for 2020.

As ever, in no particular order...

1.  I will Facebook less. Let me say first that I don't think there's anything wrong with Facebook. Most of my family live in other states, so FB is the primary way I keep in contact with them. It's great to be able to see photos of them and chat back and forth to keep up on their daily doings and what not. But sometimes it's just difficult to tear myself away from the scroll. I should be cleaning the house. Or doing laundry. Or trying to understand quantum physics. And I'm a teacher. I should almost always be lesson planning. So yeah, more living, less Facebooking.

Facebook Live Dangerously - Tinalicious

2.  I will watch every episode of V Wars. I think it bears repeating that I am a longtime overly-obsessed fan of Ian Somerhalder. I loved him as Boone on LOST. I was permanently hooked when he became Damon Salvatore on The Vampire Diaries. So when I saw the promo for his new V Wars vampire series on Netflix, I mean...you didn't have to bite me twice. The Hubs thinks I'm addicted to vampire shows, but really I'm probably not. I'm really just addicted to Ian. But you know, in a healthy, non-stalkerish kind of way.

V Wars - Tinalicious

But seriously. I already binge-watched V Wars over my Christmas break. Ian's character, Luther Swann is very different from TVD's Damon Salvatore, as is the show. I wasn't sure what to expect, but I really didn't care. As a die hard fangurl, I'm gonna be there for Ian. It's my duty, OK? And there are perks. Getting to see a shirtless Luther Swann is just as exciting as shirtless Damon ever was, am I right?

Shirtless Luther Swann - Tinalicious

3.  I'm going to stop swearing. Or at least swear less. Swearing is bad. Swearing is unladylike. Swearing is totally unnecessary. Swearing is...wait just a forking minute. I just read on HuffPost that research shows that swearing is a sign of intelligence...that having a fluency in bad words is associated with having a larger overall vocabulary...that it may even be linked to a higher IQ. 

Boom Gif

I'm definitely intelligent enough to know that we may have to revisit this no-swearing plan at another time.

4.  I will keep playing 80's music. Like forever. Til I die. I was in high school in the 80's, and high school music just sort of sticks with you. That isn't to say that I don't like today's music too, because I do. But there's just something much cooler about music from the 80's. Michael Jackson. Madonna. Prince. Pat Benatar. The Go Go's. And so many more. Those voices helped define that decade. And they were the soundtrack to many moments and milestones in my youth. If listening to them today, forty years later, is wrong, then I don't wanna be right. 

80's Music Forever - Tinalicious

5.  I will stop saying 'seriously' so much. 

Ross Seriously - Tinalicious

Not Seriously. Not For real. OK, I'll sort of try.

6.  I'm going to come to terms with the fact that time traveling through a standing stone is simply not possible. Guess I'll just have to enjoy my favorite red-haired, kilt-wearing, king of all men, 18th century Scot watching Outlander on Starz like everyone else.

Hugging Stones Outlander
Courtesy @TribeTobias

7.  Find out what's in Spam. Because I ate that stuff a lot as a kid and I always thought it was weird. What if there are long term consequences? You just never know. And also because anything with a shelf life of five years is, at the very least, questionable. 

Spam - Tinalicious

8.  Continue my determination to never watch Bird Box. Or The Bachelor. Or Fuller House. I mean, I have standards. 

9.  I won't roll my eyes as much when my fellow teachers and I have to participate in group activities during professional development days. And I will participate fully even when the activities are monotonous or demeaning. I'll admit, this is going to be a difficult one. I just think there ought to be a law--or at the very least, an unspoken rule--that once you have a Masters Degree (or two, as the case may be) you no longer have to partake in these prolonged exercises in social torture. Just sayin.

Eye roll - Tinalicious

10.  Last but probably not least, I will have breakfast each and every day. That breakfast may be a Venti Mocha Latte on my way to work, but still, breakfast. I'm a creature of habit, and coffee is my morning breakfast habit. And nobody stands between me and my coffee.

Coffee - Tinalicious

So there you have them...my 10 Mostly Realistic Resolutions for 2020. I know some of you are surprised that I came up with any, let alone ten. There were some doubters, to be sure. But I think I've proved them all wrong.

Goals - Tinalicious

Have you made any resolutions or goals for this new year? If so, drop some in the comments. I'd love to see them. In the meantime, I hope this new year and new decade will great for all of you. And in the words of my favorite Food Network host, Ted Allen of Chopped, when a chef departs after getting chopped...Be Well.