Monocycle: Episode 45
Resolutions
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Hi ppl! We’re back together. Again. And because tomorrow is the last day of this year (am I alone in asserting that even though we’re all here and alive as evidenced by my writing this and your reading this and therefore truly in no position to complain, some drastic element of the year fucking sucked?), here is an episode about resolutions, not to be confused with goals.

Things covered in the episode include:

+The fact that this was recorded while I was sitting in the passenger seat of a rental car in Los Angeles

+Why following a somewhat tumultuous but overall subservient relationship with resolutions, I don’t want to make them anymore

+The one time I kept a resolution (hold on to the same Metrocard for one whole year), how it made me feel (fine), and see previous bullet point

+My control issues (I’m so vain)

+Grief (which is seemingly the only thing I can talk about these days)

+Letting go (another theme you might be tired of hearing about)

+Abie

+How relieving and gratifying it feels to say to yourself, “I think I was an okay human in 2016, so I’m just going to continue on that path in 2017.”

Take a listen, let me know what you think, and down here by the ~*~girltalk~*~ station that is our comment feed, tell me if you’re making a resolution. What is it? If you’re not, why not?

For what it’s worth, you were an okay human in 2016, so if you decide that you’re just going to continue to maintain the status quo in 2017, that’s completely and utterly fine by me. Self-improvement is great, but being proud of who you are right now — flaws, hang ups, curious tendencies and all — that’s fucking awesome.

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  • Cristina

    There are years that ask questions and years that answer.
    2016 definitely asked too many questions!

    Happy New Year! (and well, I dont make too many resolutions but it’s always a great excuse to wear RED LINGERIE)

  • Mallory

    I really love this episode! As discussions of resolutions started, I felt slightly awkward expressing how I really hadn’t made any resolutions. I agree that every year, not just on January 1st, we gain knowledge and experience lessons that we can take with us for a lifetime. Self-improvement is a constant process and one that I think does not require specific timing or limitations.

  • Please tell me Monocycle will continue! I’ve been training to run my first half marathon and have been listening while on my epic-ly long ass runs. I am really enjoying it. COME BAAACKKK! xo