Tuesday, December 30, 2008

My one resolution...

I know that bloggers across the nation will be posting their resolutions publicly.

I refused, initially, to be one of those people, since my resolutions never last that long to begin with.

Last year I flirted with the idea of creating a blog called "52 Weeks, 52 Resolutions," where I would make a new resolution for every week of the year. It was too much pressure to come up with four, let alone 52.

But this year, there's one nasty habit I really want to break, and I'm going to mention it now:

This year, I resolve to stop abusing my fingernails.

I have very weak nails to begin with. They break, chip, shred, or peel once they get past my fingertips. I tend to pick them out of boredom or anxiety, which makes them much weaker.

This year, I want to put an end to that.

I don't want to grow them long enough to use colored nail polish; I gave up on that long ago. However, I would love to have a French manicure without having to use fake nails. (I've done this several times to prep for weddings).

I feel comfortable mentioning this, since in the last month, my blog has earned a steady following. (Thanks Jen, Yaya, Chessa, Dora, and NurseExec!) And I've gotten many more hits, too.

On the first of the month I'll post a photo of my hands and my nails, and will update you on the progress throughout the year.

Wish me luck!


Anonymous said...

Good luck!
I'm a supporter of the Save Kitten's Nails movement! You can do it!

Anonymous said...

Love this background!

NurseExec said...

I'm a lifelong fingernail biter myself, and stopping finally is one of MY resolutions, too. I painted the poor little nubs day before yesterday, and so far, no biting. We'll see how I make it through something nervewracking one of these days. Good Luck to us both!!

Jen - Queen of Poo said...


I'm ready to get my fake acrylic nails back. That's just because it's impossible for me to scratch holes in my itchy skin with them, and since I took them off I'm suffering. :-P