Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Virginia Woolf's New Year's resolutions

Virginia Woolf's New Year's resolutions, January 2, 1931 via Lauren Elkin:

Here are my resolutions for the next 3 months; the next lap of the year.
To have none. Not to be tied.
To be free & kindly with myself, not goading it to parties: to sit rather privately reading in the studio.
To make a good job of The Waves.
To stop irritation by the assurance that nothing is worth irritation [referring to Nelly].
Sometimes to read, sometimes not to read.
To go out yes—but stay at home in spite of being asked.
As for clothes, to buy good ones.

In 2012, I am making these mine.


Please support my blog by becoming a follower, subscribing to the RSS feed or following me on Twitter.


  1. These are also good (worth adopting, and well-illustrated), if you haven't seen them:


  2. I know, right? As if it's simply a matter of resolve!