Meow and best wishes in the New Year, everyone! I’m aware that you humans like to make something called “New Year’s Resolutions” around this time of year.  Since resolutions involve thinking about the future, it’s not something I ordinarily do, as I like to take life one nap at a time. However, this year I thought it might be fun to give it a try. Since I don’t have much experience with resolutions, I consulted my librarian friends at the Grand County Public Library and here are some of their suggestions for me:

  • Read more dog books (I’ll consider it.) 
  • Become friends with birds (Wait, what? I already am! At least I’ve sworn off catching them. Does that count?) 
  • Go outside more (Maybe in the spring.)
  • Exercise more (Yeah, right.)
  • Learn to bake (Cat hair in your cake, anyone?!)
  • Learn martial arts (Hiya!) 

If you want ideas or help for making your own resolutions, you can browse our online library catalog at Typing “learn to”, “mastering the art of”, or “how to” in our search engine brings up books with strategies and information for achieving a variety of goals, like “How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in Thirteen Animals” by Sy Montgomery. I believe that it is important not to try to do too much, and to keep one’s resolutions simple and realistic, so a book like this might provide the perfect inspiration for you.  

While I appreciate all the suggestions from my friends, I have decided that my resolution for the New Year will be to get enough sleep every day. I intend to be proactive and diligent about this.  Whatever you decide to do, I hope this next year is a splendid one for you.  I look forward to seeing you in the library in 2023.  Happy New Year, everyone!