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Reimagining New Year Resolutions

Optimism isn’t always constructive.

Photo by Tim Mossholder on Unsplash

On December 31st, 1998, prompted by a sudden will to turn my luck, I considered the idea of keeping a journal, as older, cooler graders did.

What made the thought of what I later called a secret diary so fascinating was the prospect of making my wishes for the new year come true, by the sheer virtue of intention. A little…




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Marianna Saver

Marianna Saver

I write to understand what I don’t know. I also send monthly love notes:

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