During a post-work drink with my friend and coworker CV, we got on the subject of resolutions. C is of the opinion (and I agree) that the term resolution immediately serves as something that can seem insurmountable, because to resolve something means that you have to change it, it's the act of solving a problem. Resolving is an important thing, but its often harder to do that just having a goal or an aspiration.
I don't feel the need to change and become a different person, but I have been saying for a long time that there is a lot to be said for a certain level of vulnerability. But I tend to apply that to other people and not to myself. As an artist, being guarded and being modest about work is important to a certain extent, but I mistook fear of vulnerability for modesty.
So I suppose my resolution, or aspiration, or goal for this year is to be a little vulnerable in the form of putting my work out into the world. It's been a long time coming, and I hope that doing this encourages others to take a risk, even a tiny one, and put themselves out there.