A Funny Promise

Remember my lengthy previous article “Mongo and New Year’s Resolutions”? I recall mentioning in that article about making New Year’s resolutions realistic and feasible for them to be achievable (Yes, I am putting my rhyming skills to the test! You know, feasible – achievable? Okay, bye. Lol.), and also making them as simple and clear as possible. To further explain what I meant, I gave this resolution as an example:

“I am going to change my penmanship to print once and for all so I won’t see any red marks on my philosophy essay telling me not to write in all caps.”

Back in high school, my hand writing underwent a series of what I’d like to call, “The All-Caps Evolution”. (Yes, that New Year’s Resolution right up there is mine!) Anyway, the reason why I call it like that is because my all-caps handwriting underwent a lot of changes until I reached my idea of what was the perfect all-caps handwriting. But alas! I felt the need to change it now that I’m graduating from college! Pretty nice timing for me or what, huh? I just couldn’t stand the thought that after all these years the way that I’ve been writing my handwritten essays weren’t proper, or that I’m a twenty-year-old who didn’t learn from any of her penmanship classes when she was in preschool.

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So what’s an obsessive-compulsive like me got to do? Practice her new penmanship of course! Here’s a peek of my progress so far:

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To make it more fun for me I took out my favorite My Gel colored pens. I have them in pink, green, sky blue, red and black of course! They give me so much inspiration and motivation to fulfill this resolution of mine.

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Don’t you just love color?

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My right hand really hurt after I filled one full page of an intermediate pad. That is so grade school I know. Or middle school. Or secondary school. Whatever. Too lazy to Google as of the moment. But it is what it is, whatever it is!

Although there are times when I unconsciously go back to writing in all-caps (old habits die hard you know!) no matter how hard I try to remind myself of my new rule when it comes to writing, I still push myself to do it because I promised myself. And the bottom line is I can’t cheat on myself!

How about you? Having a hard time with your resolutions too? Or are you nearly successful already?

Let me know and leave a comment down below!

Much love,


Tori

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