"Chances are very good that the beautiful stamp of energetic commitment that courses through you at the shimmering moment you declare, “This time it is going to be different” has landed on someone else’s expectation.
Something is written on your bones at the moment of resolution. It does not vanish. It does not eventually die in a shrug or a wisp of “Oh, whatever. That was a folly”. It returns again and again… in wistfulness, dissatisfaction, a longing for something else that is part of the unarticulated vision. Wishing a cocktail gown would look such a way on you. Envy when someone else declares herself an artist. Avoiding a social set that is bound to invite you on another hike. Turning down your friends’ attempts to set you up on yet another blind date even though you have resolved to meet the love of your life this year. Longing will always follow resolve for as long as the deep, broad vision and yearning remain unarticulated and in the dark."