Like most people, I've been thinking about what I want to do differently in the New Year. I don't like to make promises and I don't really need or want a fresh start in my life and work. But there are a few – ok, maybe more than a few – things I would like to improve. I figure the last day of the year is as good a time as any to put them on record. You can call them resolutions. I think of them more as margin notes – reminders, if you like: Buy more fashion. (I'd like to do my bit to support the economy.)Be nice to strangers (instead of pretending they don't exist).Be guided by Samuel 22:43: Crush my enemies to dust. (Just joking. Actually, no, I'm not.)Try to take over the world. (My career mentors are still Pinky and the Brain.)Use my inability to be moderate – in anything – for good (e.g.lots of work) rather than bad or dumb (e.g. thirty cups of coffee every day).
Be kinder to my body. (Technically, this isn't a New Year's resolution – I started a week ago – but I resolve to continue.) Make more things, just for the love of it. Live more simply. (Now that my studio is separate from where I live, I don't need as much space. Also I feel calmer when my environment is more ascetic or spartan. This year, I resolve to stop fighting that.) Finally, it'd be really nice to have a little more inner peace. Bad psycho-chemistry and an over-active imagination always combine to amplify my inner conflicts – but hell, I can dream.What's on your list?