I have the custom of writing down resolutions for my birthday, just like I do for New Year’s, Pesach, and Rosh haShona. This practice helps me focus on the things in my life I want to improve on. Here they are:
I will continue to conduct myself with self-love, self-esteem, and self-respect, speaking positively about myself and my life.
I will continue all forms of intellectual advancement, such as reading, attending classes, libraries, museums, and seminars, and making time to read books.
I will continue my art and business as a writer, networking with other writers, attending writing events, taking writing classes, etc.
I will continue to know the love of women and the joy of sex.
I will continue my social and political activism.
I will continue to be loyal to Jewish religion, history, culture, Kabala, Israel, Hebrew, etc.
I will continue to seek new experiences and learn from them.