Insight from Virginia Woolf

Saturday, January 28, 2012

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.

(thanks The Migrant Book Club!)