|Because it was highly reflective.|
I thought about whether or not I wanted to try New Year's resolutions this year, then I resolved not to. The reason for this is that I am by nature a fairly aggressive person when it comes to pursuing goals (until I get close and then meh), but that I'm very bad about following calendars.
Which is a strange combination for a professor.
That said, it isn't like I don't occasionally make resolutions and then follow through with them. I did, after all, start a blog specifically to partake in NaBloPoMo in November and continued with it into December.
I also resolved to clean my office if it killed me. Which it did, but it's cool: I caught a green mushroom beforehand. In the end, I completed that as well.
In the middle of November, I resolved to change the way I go about teaching for this semester and am already in the process of that. I also resolved to take better control of my family's finances and have mostly been on top of that.
Control is an illusion: you cannot always expect the unexpected.
So as New Year's resolutions go, I resolve to be irresolute. Are there changes I will make and pursue in 2012? Yes. Not because it's 2012, but because I need to make those changes.
That's my continual resolution.