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Six-Word Resolutions

Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Can you tell us all of your plans, hopes, dreams, motivations, and mistakes you hope not to repeat in 2010 in just six words? Editors of Smith Magazine and the bestseller Six-Word Memoir book series, Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser, pick the winners of our Six-Word Resolution Contest. Call in to share your six-word resolution! Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser's book It All Changed in an Instant: More Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous & Obscure will be published in January.

Event: Larry Smith and Rachel Fershleiser will be in conversation with Ben Yagoda, Amy Sohn, and A. J. Jacobs, and Michael Hearst will be performing six-word songs created from Six-Word Memoirs
Sunday, January 24, at 7:30 pm
92nd Street Y
Lexington Avenue at 92nd Street
Tickets $27.00
More information and tickets here.

Guests:

Rachel Fershleiser and Larry Smith

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Comments [309]

Alan Bates

See the sun rise 365 times.

Dec. 18 2010 11:05 PM
Cindy D from Atlanta

At crossroads, which way to turn?

Dec. 29 2009 06:58 PM
Lori from NYC

Contest for next year?

Six word UN resolutions

Dec. 29 2009 12:55 PM
Lisa from Brooklyn

This goes against my sustainability principles but my resolution is (4 words!) to live in the moment- Be happy in the moment, enjoy what I have, take in my surroundings, and be better at appreciating the people that love and support me!

Dec. 29 2009 12:51 PM
Jeanne from Hawthorne, NJ

In just two words: choose happy

Dec. 29 2009 12:48 PM
Sarah from Weston CT

Avoid harming self and others.

Dec. 29 2009 12:46 PM
Jeanne from Hawthorne, NJ

two words: choose happy

Dec. 29 2009 12:43 PM
Rita from Brooklyn

Exercise mind, body, restraint and kindness

Dec. 29 2009 12:38 PM
Tony A from Bronx

commit to right mind, right action

Dec. 29 2009 12:22 PM
Vinny from Manalapan,NJ

Get fit in mind and body.

Dec. 29 2009 12:14 PM
T

Get admitted to Stanford Business School!

Dec. 29 2009 12:10 PM
Mo from Ohio

I will move out of Ohio

Dec. 29 2009 11:26 AM
Gerald Fnord

I will destroy all alienated labour.

Dec. 29 2009 09:54 AM
carlos p from NYC QUEENS Forest Hills Here Now!

I LOVE YOU NO MATTER WHAT

Dec. 29 2009 02:55 AM
carlos pesantes from Forest Hills Here Now!

Here Now Always True Self Be

or

Integrity, Respect, Honesty, Excellence, Blessed, Be

Dec. 29 2009 02:49 AM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

Convince myself I'm not a slut.

Dec. 27 2009 05:48 PM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

Convince Mum I'm not a slut.

Dec. 27 2009 05:48 PM
Suzy Lebovitz from Manhattan

Make Money. Find Love. Keep Both

Dec. 23 2009 09:51 AM
Sol Hitzig from Hartsdale,N.Y.

Remain balanced emotionally, nutritonally, physically spiritually.

Dec. 22 2009 10:09 PM
addison goodson from beacon,new york

Joy
Usefulness
Solidarity
Teaching
Charity
Ecology

Dec. 22 2009 03:06 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

When inner voice says "not": Stop.

Dec. 22 2009 02:56 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Don't be foolish; risk appearing silly.

Dec. 22 2009 02:53 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Make effort to attach "lovelens" more.

Dec. 22 2009 02:51 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

View myself and life through "funnylens".

Dec. 22 2009 02:50 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Consider this year proof of miracles.

Dec. 22 2009 02:48 PM
addison goodson from beacon,new york

Joy
Usefulness
Solidarity
Teaching
Charity
Ecology

Dec. 22 2009 02:48 PM
Anne N from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Stand tall: life is too short.

Dec. 22 2009 02:36 PM
addison goodson from beacon,new york

Give
Love
Imagine
Dream
Elevate
Realize

Dec. 22 2009 01:43 PM
addison goodson from beacon,new york

war is over, if you want

Dec. 22 2009 01:39 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Walk backwards when it feels good.

Dec. 22 2009 01:20 PM
Nancy Skeele from Old Saybrook CT

Clutter cleared clarifies clues to cleaning!

Dec. 22 2009 01:19 PM
addison goodson from beacon,new york

gratefully share love and inner peace

Dec. 22 2009 01:10 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Tell friends about your resolution contest.

Dec. 22 2009 12:39 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Do some Tai Chi Chih daily.

Dec. 22 2009 12:37 PM
Mark Mangan from Ocean Grove NJ

Live within my means - well, maybe

Dec. 22 2009 12:34 PM
Harvey Wolchan from Yorktown Heights, NY

Peace, love, lust, adventure, health, wealth

Dec. 22 2009 12:06 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Speak softer to be heard better

Dec. 22 2009 11:16 AM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Find alternatives to saying "I know"

Dec. 22 2009 11:13 AM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

View mistakes as steps to solutions

Dec. 22 2009 11:11 AM
Laura Ann from Westport, CT

1) With thanks for the Prophet Micah:
Live justice, love mercy, walk humbly.

2) Kindness respect compassion forgiveness gratitude peace.

3)Exploit my past to help others.

Dec. 22 2009 10:44 AM
Arnold Simon from Atlanta, GA

To outlive the age of anxiety.

Dec. 22 2009 09:38 AM
Laura Ann from Westport, CT (NYC in spirit)

Walk, wonder, wait, worship, share.

Dec. 22 2009 08:56 AM
Laura Ann from Westport, CT (NYC in spirit)

1) Tell Oprah what I really think.

2) Meditate meditate meditate meditate meditate meditate.

3) Read, remember,reflect, forgive, write, publish.

4) As always, think before I speak.

5) Treasure every moment with my family.

6) Meditate twenty minutes twice each day.

Dec. 22 2009 08:50 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Take off my rose colored glasses.

Dec. 22 2009 07:02 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Continue to not act my age.

Dec. 22 2009 07:01 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Buy a turntable, play records backwards.

Dec. 22 2009 07:00 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Look for an apartment on Ludlow.

Dec. 22 2009 06:57 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Sit comfortably while eating out alone.

Dec. 22 2009 06:57 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Get out of debt for good.

Dec. 22 2009 06:56 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Take the road less traveled by.

Dec. 22 2009 06:55 AM
Anne N from Cambridge, Massachusetts

Be thankful for blessings. Rinse. Repeat

Dec. 22 2009 02:31 AM
Anne N from Cambridge, Massachusetts

PROFESSIONAL
You tweet? Don't give a s***.
One more online app; will die.
Moving to EntrepreneurLand...don't tell Mum.
Describe my weaknesses? Ha! Never again. (Taking the entrepreneurial leap; no more corporate America for this ex-banker)

Dec. 22 2009 02:30 AM
Anne N from Cambridge, Massachusetts

POLITICAL
The good news is you think.
The bad news is too much.
Start a blog, start a revolution.
Be as fiery offline as on.

Dec. 22 2009 02:29 AM
Anne N from Cambridge, Massachusetts

PERSONAL
Forget changing the world; change myself.
Learn to cook, just not books.
(graduating from Business School in June).

Dec. 22 2009 02:29 AM
susan daily from brooklyn, new york

do what can be done, stop.

Dec. 22 2009 12:34 AM
susan daily from brooklyn, new york

lean in, slay dragons, be true . . .

Dec. 22 2009 12:28 AM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

create own vocabulary when need be

Dec. 21 2009 09:40 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

view self and life through funnylens

Dec. 21 2009 09:38 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

embrace mistakes as part of creativity

Dec. 21 2009 09:35 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Open mind and listen to intuition

Dec. 21 2009 09:32 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Lighten up and let light shine

Dec. 21 2009 09:27 PM
Jean-Marie D. from West Babylon NY

Know Myself Better than I Thought.

Dec. 21 2009 08:44 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Tattoos, tattoos, tattoos, and more tattoos!

Dec. 21 2009 08:33 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Continue to erase all my mistakes.

Dec. 21 2009 08:28 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Get hitched to a real man.

Dec. 21 2009 08:28 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Spend each day giddy and loved!

Dec. 21 2009 08:27 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Educate the world about vegetarian lifestyle.

Dec. 21 2009 08:27 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Publish my book of short stories.

Dec. 21 2009 08:27 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Win more Smith Mag writing contests!

Dec. 21 2009 08:26 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Go to Vegas at least twice.

Dec. 21 2009 08:26 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Back to college for Master's Degree.

Dec. 21 2009 08:26 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Pay off car, get purple truck!

Dec. 21 2009 08:26 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

http://www.smithmag.net/sixword_resolutions/story.php?did=89731

Dec. 21 2009 08:25 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Crash HS reunion with my stud!

Dec. 21 2009 08:25 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

First time bridesmaid, look super gorgeous!

Dec. 21 2009 08:25 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

# Customize my own gypsy Airstream trailer!

Dec. 21 2009 08:24 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Finish Old Chicago's beer world tour.

Dec. 21 2009 08:24 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Cut back sugar. (Except Pop Rocks!)

Dec. 21 2009 08:23 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Start bank account for world travel.

Dec. 21 2009 08:23 PM
Kellie F. from Minneapolis

Star in porn with my love.

Dec. 21 2009 08:23 PM
Barbara Lewin from Yonkers, New York

My heart opens to wabi-sabi.

Dec. 21 2009 07:34 PM
janet foley from sewaren, new jersey

WILL ACCEPT DIFFERENCES WITH POIGNANT PATIENCE.

Dec. 21 2009 02:19 PM
Arnold Simon from Atlanta, GA

Quit pipe dreaming, start smart scheming.

Dec. 21 2009 02:14 PM
caroline

Hope to finally live my life!

Dec. 21 2009 01:58 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Open mind,listen to intuition and heart

Dec. 21 2009 01:17 PM
Elaine Petrowski from Ridgewood, NJ

Be well, learn, love what is.

Dec. 21 2009 01:06 PM
Sarah from New York, New York

Think like Barack, Do like Michelle.

Dec. 21 2009 01:01 PM
Al from Jericho

follow the bumpy path of unselfish

Dec. 21 2009 01:01 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Act out of love more often

Dec. 21 2009 12:58 PM
John

Continue to smell the roses deeply

Dec. 21 2009 12:53 PM
CJ Richter from Brooklyn

Keep working: not at a bar.

Dec. 21 2009 12:51 PM
Kathy from Wayne, NJ

Fifty adventures this year. Sixty next.

Dec. 21 2009 12:48 PM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

Cut myself a little slack... occassionally.

Dec. 21 2009 05:06 AM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

Love myself, despite my past mistakes.

Dec. 21 2009 05:05 AM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

Do things for me, not mum.

Dec. 21 2009 05:05 AM
Jules Reid from San Antonio, TX

Stop punishing self for past mistakes.

Dec. 20 2009 11:54 PM
Jules Reid from San Antonio, TX

Emoticons: use words instead of punctuation

Dec. 20 2009 11:52 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

Don't even think about self improvement!

Dec. 20 2009 05:36 PM
R. Porter from New York City

Let more out.
Let more in.

Dec. 20 2009 01:41 AM
Lara Tupper from New York, NY

Look up at leaves more often.

Dec. 20 2009 12:25 AM
Lara Tupper from New York, NY

Get Oprah to notice my book.

Dec. 20 2009 12:23 AM
Lara Tupper from New York, NY

Resist codependence but beat biological clock.

Dec. 20 2009 12:22 AM
Arnold Simon from Atlanta, GA

Learn to read between the lines.

Dec. 19 2009 11:04 PM
Jules Reid from San Antonio, TX

Have courage to finally Love again.

Dec. 19 2009 09:51 PM
Jules Reid from San Antonio, TX

Forgive myself.
Forgive old friends.
Definitely.

Dec. 19 2009 09:48 PM
Bob from Manhattan

See each stranger as an angel.

Dec. 19 2009 07:47 PM
May Collins from NYC

Start dating Puma employee Ray M.

Dec. 19 2009 11:01 AM
Dixie Moore from Brick, NJ

Don't complain; make it all count.

Dec. 19 2009 05:01 AM
Traci Porter from Winston-Salem, NC

Give advice less, give thanks more.

Dec. 18 2009 09:15 PM
Lisa Berger from Manhattan

No Cancer. New Job. Health Insurance!

Dec. 18 2009 07:16 PM
Shannon Leonard from Memphis, TN

Work on marriage: Not the fantasy

Dec. 18 2009 07:03 PM
Angel Zapata from Georgia

Start recycling plastic. Stop discarding wives.

Dec. 18 2009 06:18 PM
Arnold Simon from Atlanta, GA

Salvage the remains of squandered youth.

Dec. 18 2009 05:55 PM
Chris Edwards from Brooklyn, NY

I resolve to be more resolute.

Dec. 18 2009 04:59 PM
Ted from Greenwich

keep cool the kids are watching

Dec. 18 2009 03:36 PM
Rebeca Schiller from Shelter Island, NY

Finish novel. Find agent. Get published.

Dec. 18 2009 01:38 PM
Suzy Chase Osborne from New York City

Will Live Outside Of My Head

Dec. 18 2009 12:53 PM
Cynthia from NY

Live in love, light and peace

Dec. 18 2009 12:36 PM
Sheri Meyer from Massillon, OH

Stop eating cookies. Start doing yoga.

Dec. 18 2009 12:27 PM
Sheri Meyer from Massillon, OH

Face it. Your hair is gray.

Dec. 18 2009 12:27 PM
Maria from NJ

Embrace change; imagine different options daily.

Dec. 18 2009 09:46 AM
Arnold Simon from Atlanta, GA

I wanna be a kid again.

Dec. 18 2009 06:27 AM
Liz from near that big mall

Get off computer, go to sleep.

Dec. 17 2009 10:40 PM
Liz from near that big mall

Don't wait until it's too late.

Dec. 17 2009 10:36 PM
Ron from Flushing

"Become a champion of out behaving."

Dec. 17 2009 05:26 PM
Edna A. M. from El Paso, TX

Follow your dreams; stop giving up.

Dec. 17 2009 04:57 PM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

I'll smile at the little things.

Dec. 17 2009 04:45 PM
Jill from Paris, France

Facebook less, read and write more.

Dec. 17 2009 03:14 PM
Florentina Petillo from Queens, NY

Live in the present and enjoy!

Dec. 17 2009 02:59 PM
John from NJ

I resolve not to be me.

Dec. 17 2009 01:03 PM
Andrea Estepa from Philadelphia (transplanted native New Yorker)

Get a job, move, start over.

Dec. 17 2009 12:49 PM
David Halloran from Long Island City

Quit smoking, then run the Triathlon.

Dec. 17 2009 12:48 PM
John from NJ

I hope to not be me.

Dec. 17 2009 12:47 PM
Sheri Meyer from Massillon, OH

Expect nothing and not be disapointed.

Dec. 17 2009 11:25 AM
Ian Mack from Manhattan


I will take setbacks less personally

Dec. 17 2009 09:58 AM
nancy from NYC

Contribute is living, enjoy each moment

Dec. 17 2009 09:37 AM
R. Steven Renfro (Starsurfer) from Chicago, Illinois

Blame the hangover, not the binge

Dec. 17 2009 08:30 AM
Lacy Foland from Long Beach, CA

Step one: Remove head from sand.

Dec. 17 2009 03:10 AM
F. Manushkin from Manhattan

Fall into money and love--again!

Dec. 17 2009 02:25 AM
Shauna from FL

No resolutions...loving life as is!

Dec. 17 2009 12:03 AM
Shauna from FL

Little less procrastinate, little more actuate.

Dec. 17 2009 12:02 AM
Shauna from FL

2010: the year of writing freely.

Dec. 17 2009 12:00 AM
Arnold Simon from Atlanta, GA

Will no longer think out loud.

Dec. 16 2009 10:49 PM
Robert Epstein from El Cerrito, CA

Six Word Resolutions:

*Stop dreaming about the dream house.
*No more lipstick on pigs.
*Lighten up when missstakes happen.
*Do what the stop sign says.
*Create that bomb shelter already.
*Recall all politicians, start over.
*Stop crying over stock market losses.
*Withhold those taxes to protest war.
*Make peace with flies this summer.
*Use that toothy grin more.
*Wave to one neighbor annually.
*Get with the program, er, Life.
*Vacuum BEHIND the bed, too, Sneezy
*Stop praying; the dentist doesn't care.
*Stop whining or move to Florida.
*Learn to fly with Canada geese.
*Be more tolerant of the intolerant.
*Visualize peace in my own home.
*Stop talking to dead people.
*No belly grabbing for one year.
*No more treatments for baldness.
*Enough with the rusty nails.
*Dump the 100 year old shoes.
*Find the thread that ends Time.
*Go easier on the Elvis impersonations.
*Clean out the black hole (garage).
*One push-up, once a year.
*Start knocking off the politically correct.
*Apologize to mom for mustache remark.
*E-mail "diet" starts tomorrow.
*Read one of the 100 books.
*Get serious about lightening up.
*One dinner not from the freezer.
*Admit there's no security in life.
*Make more room for being wicked.
*Finish that death poem anthology.
*Give Feinstein hell... don't just grouse.
*Don't just do something, meditate.
*It's never too late to wake up!
*Find that one original idea NOW!
*Get up once with the sun.
*Lighten up on the f***ing profanities.
*Get a grip on the complaining.
*URGENT: get the brain games NOW.
*Stop pretending I can "save" $$$$$.
*Admit once my wife is "right."

Dec. 16 2009 10:28 PM
Carol Spicer from Fair Lawn, NJ

Replace judgement with appreciation and compassion.

Dec. 16 2009 08:01 PM
David L Tamarin from MA


1.I am going to be me.
In Six Word Resolutions

2.I won't drink hot sauce again.
In Six Word Resolutions

3.I will not give up. Ever.
In Six Word Resolutions

4.I vow to write a book.
In Six Word Resolutions

5.Make my family smile more often.
In Six Word Resolutions

6.Stop worrying about what others think.
In Six Word Resolutions

7.Try to make next year matter.
In Six Word Resolutions

8.No more waking up with stangers.
In Six Word Resolutions

9.Time to ask the big question.
In Six Word Resolutions

10.No more Bloody Marys for breakfast.
In Six Word Resolutions

Featured Memoir at smithmag.com
http://www.smithmag.net/community/people.php/davidltamarin

Dec. 16 2009 05:50 PM
Gail Ostrow from Bridgeport, CT

Speak less, listen more, be peace

Dec. 16 2009 03:19 PM
Rhonda Parrish from Edmonton

Break rules about word counts like

Dec. 16 2009 02:35 PM
Rhonda Parrish from Edmonton

Work harder and envy less

Dec. 16 2009 02:35 PM
Rhonda Parrish from Edmonton

I will stop mocking sparkly vampires

Dec. 16 2009 02:35 PM
Rhonda Parrish from Edmonton

I will actually finish Moby Dick.

Dec. 16 2009 02:35 PM
Rhonda Parrish from Edmonton

I'll really do it this time!

Dec. 16 2009 02:34 PM
Michael Pollock from Pound Ridge, NY

Stay productive AND listen to Leonard.

Dec. 16 2009 02:22 PM
SabrinaAnna from Miami, FL

To worry less and love more.

Dec. 16 2009 02:17 PM
Emily Gordon from England

Probably a little far away in the good old UK, but here's my resolution in six words:

I will stop obsessing over inanities.

Although if today is anything to go by, it's going to be hard work.

Dec. 16 2009 01:27 PM
David from Brooklyn

Write or read one poem daily

Dec. 16 2009 12:42 PM
Arnold Simon from Atlanta, GA

No more excuses, except for maybe…

Dec. 16 2009 12:37 PM
christiann from Washington, DC

Drink coffee before noon each "morning".
Get out of Washington, soul intact.
No idle obsessions. No dispassionate actions.

Dec. 16 2009 12:32 PM
SabrinaAnna from Miami, FL

To worry less and love more.

Quitting smoking once and for all.

Become a better ME for YOU!

Dec. 16 2009 11:58 AM
Jan Hecht from Wallingford, CT

No more eating lunch in pajamas.

Dec. 16 2009 11:47 AM
Gail Cammero Reilly from NYC

Advance obfuscation redundantly; pontificate ambiguously, often.

Dec. 16 2009 11:35 AM
Nancy Chambers from San Diego, CA

Thirty-year crush will culminate in wedding!

Dec. 16 2009 10:45 AM
Libby from Chicago

I will toss my tattered panties.

Dec. 16 2009 09:02 AM
Libby from Chicago

I'll lay off the endangered fish.

Dec. 16 2009 09:02 AM
Cameron Vest from Virginia

Another six words closer to famous?

Dec. 16 2009 08:38 AM
Cameron Vest from Virginia

Will go to ER next time.

Dec. 16 2009 08:38 AM
matthew schmeer from Overland Park, Kansas

No more nude skydiving in winter.

Dec. 16 2009 08:24 AM
heath hardin from lancaster, pa

ditch cell phone;embrace sweet solitude.

Dec. 16 2009 07:51 AM
Susan Breeden from Houston, TX

Starve my colds, feed my "fevers."

Dec. 16 2009 07:48 AM
heath hardin from lancaster, pa

give up masturbation, focus energy outward.

Dec. 16 2009 07:37 AM
Bryan Blanchard from Mechanicville, New York

I resolve to have no resolutions.

Dec. 16 2009 06:43 AM
Joshua J from pawling, ny

I'll act more and react less.

Dec. 16 2009 06:40 AM
George from Bay Ridge

Live forever or die trying. Coffee.

Dec. 16 2009 05:41 AM
David Yonan from Sydney Australia

# Actions speak louder than six words.

# "The great american novel" -by Sydneysider

# Try stop being indecisive... I think...

Dec. 16 2009 02:56 AM
Marcia Gaye from New Jersey

No more assuming; ask for clarification.

Dec. 16 2009 02:10 AM
Marcia Gaye from New Jersey

I will bend and not break.

Dec. 16 2009 01:49 AM
David Yonan from Sydney Australia


My Stories

* I am never drinking again... again

* To only make unbreakable promises. Promise.

* Start doing exercise or stop complaining...

Dec. 16 2009 12:05 AM
Kerri from Irvington, NY

Live like today's all there is.

Genuinely ask others "How are you?"

Dec. 15 2009 11:58 PM
Ally from atlanta

Finally murder this nagging eating disorder.

Dec. 15 2009 11:40 PM
Elisa Shevitz from NYC

Must stop dating the same guy!

Dec. 15 2009 11:36 PM
Ron Bel Bruno from New York, NY

Will never wax my $%&# again

Dec. 15 2009 11:30 PM
John Q

This year, I'll write five-word memoirs.

Dec. 15 2009 11:30 PM
Sheri Meyer from Massillon, OH

Friends: lost regained retain make keep.

Dec. 15 2009 11:23 PM
Sheri Meyer from Massillon, OH

Reclaim my life. Lose the deadweight.

Dec. 15 2009 11:23 PM
Sheri Meyer from Massillon, OH

Keep moving forward. Stop looking back.

Dec. 15 2009 11:23 PM
Sheri Meyer from Massillon, OH

Edit previous entry...a man created Prince Charming, right?

Dec. 15 2009 11:22 PM
Sheri Meyer from Massillon, OH

Destructive love is not real love.

Dec. 15 2009 11:21 PM
April Halprin Wayland from California

Devil on shoulder? Tape her mouth!

Dec. 15 2009 11:19 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

More outdoors and less computer clicking.

Dec. 15 2009 11:14 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

Stop wishing it were Friday Mon-Thurs.

Dec. 15 2009 11:11 PM
Micah Schow from Utah

Resolution: To make better 2011 resolutions.

Dec. 15 2009 10:52 PM
Micah Schow from Utah

I'll sit through a romantic comedy.

Dec. 15 2009 10:52 PM
Micah Schow from Utah

I will stop chastising poor grammarians.

Dec. 15 2009 10:51 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

Create system to manage my passwords.

Dec. 15 2009 10:17 PM
Christine Junge from Easton, MA

I submitted a few 6-word resolutions to the Smithmag site. Here they are:

1.More: writing, kissing, dog walking, connecting

2.Will do more "wants," fewer "shoulds"

3.Remember: Where you are is OK

4.Listen to inner voice when deciding

Csn't wait to hear the show!

Dec. 15 2009 10:03 PM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

Finally locate a manual for life.

Dec. 15 2009 09:58 PM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

Start reading the 'terms and conditions'

Dec. 15 2009 09:57 PM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

I won't stalk... I won't stalk.

Dec. 15 2009 09:55 PM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

I'll try to keep everyone happy.

Dec. 15 2009 09:54 PM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

Resist temptation; sustain my virginal status.

Dec. 15 2009 09:52 PM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

Forget mum; finally make myself proud.

Dec. 15 2009 09:50 PM
Ebony L from NSW, Australia

Stop lying when the truth hurts

Dec. 15 2009 09:50 PM
pamela harris from altadena, ca

Become the Granny I never had.

Dec. 15 2009 09:41 PM
Suzanne Earley from Brisbane, Australia

Under the fat, I'll find me.

Dec. 15 2009 09:35 PM
Lacy Foland from Long Beach, CA

Get more than six words published.

Dec. 15 2009 09:22 PM
Lacy Foland from Long Beach, CA

Drink less. Eat more. *Holidays exempt.

Dec. 15 2009 09:21 PM
Lacy Foland from Long Beach, CA

Will not Facebook stalk old crushes.

Dec. 15 2009 09:17 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

Maybe just floss regularly, for starters.

Dec. 15 2009 09:16 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

I'll stop clicking on sensational headlines.

Dec. 15 2009 09:16 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

Answer question: What am I doing?

Dec. 15 2009 09:12 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

If possible, get a fun job.

Dec. 15 2009 09:12 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

Splurge for maid service and relax.

Dec. 15 2009 09:08 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

Loosen up a bit. Drink more.

Dec. 15 2009 09:08 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

Get my Inbox under 13,000 messages.

Dec. 15 2009 09:08 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

Stop racing through yellow-red traffic lights.

Dec. 15 2009 09:08 PM
Mary Elizabeth Williams from New York City

Let the yeses outnumber the nos.

Dec. 15 2009 09:07 PM
Katie from Galloway, New Jersey

Less watching, more learning, loving, living.

Dec. 15 2009 08:52 PM
Katie from Galloway, New Jersey

Truthfully answer, "What do you want?"

Dec. 15 2009 08:52 PM
Katie from Galloway, New Jersey

Give up: procrastination, confrontation, frustration, convention.

Dec. 15 2009 08:52 PM
quin browne from it depends!

i will not turn into mother.

Dec. 15 2009 08:48 PM
quin browne from it depends!

This year, I'm only saying yes.

Dec. 15 2009 08:47 PM
richard sloat from east village

Compassion not aloofness, composure not anger

Dec. 15 2009 06:18 PM
Ed Blunt from NYC

Build more Leaders, create more wealth

Dec. 15 2009 05:43 PM
Erin

Stop letting hateful bullshit go unchallenged.

Dec. 15 2009 05:04 PM
Ed from Larchmont, NY

Adore, trust, worship and love God.

Dec. 15 2009 04:48 PM
Donna from Bloomfield, NJ

Get a real job with benefits.

Dec. 15 2009 03:28 PM
Vivian Yang from Manhattan

Multicultural epic European Shanghai novel published

Dec. 15 2009 03:27 PM
Lori Philipson from NYC

Copy my kid, not my dad.

Dec. 15 2009 02:22 PM
Lori Philipson from NYC

Lose time for hearing Leonard. Alas.

Last April, cruelest; this April, coolest.

Dec. 15 2009 02:15 PM
Susan T. Greenstein from Montrose, New York

Be kinder in thought and deed.

Dec. 15 2009 01:53 PM
Gene

(revised)

Slough off useless crap. Be free!

Dec. 15 2009 01:22 PM
Steve S from Staten Island

Do much better in everything tried

Dec. 15 2009 12:14 PM
mozo from nyc

Leave the Karmic death/life wheel.

Dec. 15 2009 12:13 PM
Gene

Slough off all the useless crap.

Dec. 15 2009 10:47 AM
Arnold Simon from Atlanta, GA

Build a room for some improvement.

Dec. 15 2009 05:18 AM
Sima from Freeport, NY

Love, laugh, exercise, dream, strive, thrive.

Dec. 15 2009 01:08 AM
Jenn from New York, NY

love myself first, everyone can wait

Dec. 15 2009 12:32 AM
Jenn from New York, NY

show the world my big heart

Dec. 15 2009 12:30 AM
Shawna Yaroch from Florida Keys

I will always accept my fate.

Dec. 14 2009 09:06 PM
Shawna Yaroch from Florida Keys

I will not engage evil people.

Dec. 14 2009 08:57 PM
Eliza Lear from Haddon Heights, NJ 08035

Advance obfuscation redundantly; pontificate ambiguously, often.

Dec. 14 2009 08:20 PM
Yuet Tam from Queens, New York

Eat drink less meat and alcohol.

Dec. 14 2009 06:54 PM
Laura Elmore from Ossining, NY

Focus. Foibles. Weight. Date. Financial State.

Dec. 14 2009 04:52 PM
Lori Thatcher from Massachusetts in Summer, warmers place in winter

To see ordinary days as treasures.

Dec. 14 2009 03:14 PM
Deborah Friedman from Haworth, NEw Jersey

Live in the moment every day

Dec. 14 2009 01:36 PM
Tim Young from Manhattan

My Music Will Be Heard Now

Dec. 14 2009 01:20 PM
David from Wanaque, NJ

Whatever it is, deal with it!

Dec. 14 2009 12:48 PM
elaine from chappaqua ny

First grandchild(daughter) arriving April 2010.

Dec. 14 2009 12:44 PM
Dianne Thom from Inwood, NY NY

SIX Word Resolution:

"Grannysit as often as I can!"

Dec. 14 2009 11:18 AM
Arnold Simon from Atlanta, GA

Next time, I marry for money.

Dec. 14 2009 04:53 AM
Jules Reid from San Antonio, TX

Forgive myself.
Forgive old friends.
Definitely.

Dec. 13 2009 10:15 PM
Jules Reid from San Antonio, TX

No more going down Rabbit Hole.

Dec. 13 2009 10:14 PM
Melissa from Templeton, CA

Surpass his greatest expectations of me.

Dec. 13 2009 12:47 PM
Shannon Leonard from Memphis, TN

Stop using the phrase "if applicable".

Dec. 13 2009 12:41 PM
Alison from Seattle, WA

Will stop babysitting drunken teenage friends.

Dec. 12 2009 11:44 PM
Nadia from New Jersey

Please don't stop falling in love.

Dec. 12 2009 09:44 PM
Lauren K from Glendale, NY

Fewer stays in the mental ward.

Dec. 12 2009 08:03 PM
Vanessa Morris from Michigan

Will overcome depression for my children.

Dec. 12 2009 02:53 PM
Arnold Simon from Atlanta, GA

Be good, be kind... never mind.

Dec. 12 2009 05:53 AM
deborah from Brooklyn

To stop living a Plan B life.

Learn how to accept a compliment.

My resolution? Junk food-free Fridays!

Dec. 12 2009 01:39 AM
sandip pandya from Riverside CA

with creativity i will change universe

Dec. 12 2009 12:18 AM
sandip pandya from Riverside CA

destiny calls make green world together

Dec. 12 2009 12:15 AM
sandip pandya from Riverside CA

the way we will find together

Dec. 12 2009 12:14 AM
sandip pandya from Riverside CA

let's make world healthy wealthy again

Dec. 12 2009 12:12 AM
Sandi Hemmerlein from NYC

Find an apartment with a bedroom
California, here I come! Need job!
Stop being victimized by male coworkers
Write what others can't say aloud
End my twenty month dry spell

Dec. 11 2009 10:53 PM
dakota Lane from woodstock new york

Refind God after becoming a Buddhist.

Dec. 11 2009 09:26 PM
Jerry Constantino from North Carolina

Thank, pray, hope;
Live, love, cope.

Dec. 11 2009 04:36 PM
Ruben Espaillat from San Antonio, Tx

Fly high, never touch the ground.

It may be cheating or something but there is a backstory :

http://www.smithmag.net/sixword_resolutions/story.php?did=88584#

Dec. 11 2009 04:11 PM
Jan Chapman from Austin, TX

If it's crying, pick it up.

Dec. 11 2009 03:49 PM
Stace Budzko

Dear Editor,

The following is my Six-Word Resolution: Promise, promise, promise, promise, never promise.

My work is published or forthcoming in Hint Fiction: A Norton Anthology, Night Train, The Collagist, Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, Quick Fiction, Flash Fiction Forward, Brevity and Echo, Smoke Long Quarterly, Long Story Short, Southeast Review, Carve Magazine, and others. At present, I am the writer-in-residence at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston.

Thanks,

Stace Budzko

Dec. 11 2009 03:49 PM
Kathryn Lively from Virginia

More Geddy Lee, less Gordon Liddy.

Dec. 11 2009 08:50 AM
Bryan Bridges from NYC

Be better, smarter, leaner, and stronger.

Dec. 11 2009 12:22 AM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

Get a job with fresh air.

Dec. 10 2009 10:28 PM
sandip pandya from Riverside CA

Once I was working, Telling story

Dec. 10 2009 10:10 PM
sandip pandya from Riverside CA

Tough journey, Rough journey, Not tired?

Dec. 10 2009 10:08 PM
sandip pandya from Riverside CA

Recession ends, Because Am laughing myself.

Dec. 10 2009 10:07 PM
sandip pandya from Riverside CA

Creativity makes my way of destiny

Dec. 10 2009 10:04 PM
sandip pandya from Riverside CA

I want tobe famous I will

Dec. 10 2009 10:03 PM
sandip pandya from Riverside CA

No more mistakes in 2010 hoping

Dec. 10 2009 10:00 PM
sandip pandya from Riverside CA

I am unemployed,Still Christmas coming?

Dec. 10 2009 09:58 PM
Lindsay Champion from Los Angeles

Don't work out until February 1st.

Dec. 10 2009 09:12 PM
Jan Alexander from New York

My dazzling avatar will spread wealth.

Dec. 10 2009 07:58 PM
Jan Alexander from New York

I'll shelter my friends from angst.

Dec. 10 2009 07:58 PM
Jan Alexander from New York

I'll rise early and hunt glowworms.

Dec. 10 2009 07:57 PM
Cameron Vest

I'll discover a new universal theme.

Dec. 10 2009 07:56 PM
Arnold Simon from Atlanta, GA

Never again! (At least till February).

Dec. 10 2009 06:03 PM
Jessica Delfino from New York City, baby

Make nouveau feminism comedy go mainstream.

Seriously, create a rape whistle orchestra.

Master electronic autoharp, ukulele, cash in.

Increase traffic, views, hits to jessicadelfino.com.

Decipher and comprehend secrets of universe.

Learn and execute art of brevity.

Dec. 10 2009 04:33 PM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Forgive myself for not forgiving him.

Dec. 10 2009 06:38 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Won't be afraid to smile back.

Dec. 10 2009 06:38 AM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

Be more organized yet less detail-oriented.

Dec. 09 2009 11:36 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

When I think about myself, STOP!

Dec. 09 2009 11:24 PM
Nancy L from Central Jersey

I'll stop clicking on sensational headlines.

Dec. 09 2009 11:19 PM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Stop hatin' on rent-controlled apartment dwellers.

Dec. 09 2009 06:23 PM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Stop hating rent controlled apartment dwellers.

Dec. 09 2009 06:23 PM
Kay Woodworth from Louisville, Ky

Retire from work, dance and sing

Dec. 09 2009 04:53 PM
Susan Breeden from Houston, TX

Stop counting carbohydrates; start counting blessings.

Dec. 09 2009 07:08 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Slightly expand my semi-circle of friends.

Dec. 09 2009 06:13 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Try to follow all 10 commandments.

Dec. 09 2009 06:10 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Read anything Proust has ever written.

Dec. 09 2009 06:08 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Reduce, reuse, and recycle my possessions.

Dec. 09 2009 06:07 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Take fewer taxis, ride more trains

Dec. 09 2009 06:05 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Be flexible in my long-term planning

Dec. 09 2009 06:03 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

I'll stop letting stereotypes define me.

Dec. 09 2009 06:02 AM
lisa from brooklyn, NY

Won't look back, will look up.

Dec. 09 2009 06:00 AM
Catherine Lanser from Madison, WI

Keep flossing beyond the free roll.

Dec. 08 2009 08:40 PM
Dana Newsome from Florida

letting my heart take the lead.

listening to my clock, starting family.

loving more, saying less, giving all.

Dec. 08 2009 07:36 PM
Liselle Milazzo from Norwalk, CT

Off traveling. Don't leave a message.

Dec. 08 2009 05:53 PM
Scott Abernethy from Ijamsville, MD

i won't kill my neighbor. yet.

Dec. 08 2009 02:04 PM
Robin Slick from Philadelphia, PA

I promise to tolerate one hipster.

Dec. 08 2009 11:15 AM

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