Meghan Markle wrote on her now-unused lifestyle blog The Tig that she has had the same New Year’s resolutions year after year and never stuck to them (like many of us). In January 2016 the Duchess of Sussex said that her previous New year’s resolutions were to stop biting her nails, run a marathon, and to stop swearing — all to which she failed to do.
“Run a marathon. Stop biting my nails. Stop swearing. Re-learn French. These make my New Year resolution list nearly (AKA actually every) single year.”
“The marathon hasn’t happened. The swearing comes in lulls triggered by being overworked or feeling mighty cheeky after a couple drinks. Then there’s the French – a language I studied through high school and then lost as I immersed myself in speaking Spanish with the Argentinians during my stint in Buenos Aires,” Markle wrote.
Going on to confess, “I have put my little Rosetta Stone headset in my eager ears every year, resolving to do interviews en français, but much to my chagrin, it hasn’t stuck. And when it comes to the biting of the nails – well, it still happens with a turbulent flight or a stressful day. It’s unladylike. But then again, so is the swearing. Dammit.”
The former suits actress was tired of making the same resolutions only to not stick to them, so she stopped making them altogether.
“This year, I resolve not to have a resolution. For this new year, the only thing I aim to do is to approach life playfully. To laugh and enjoy, to keep my standards high but my level of self-acceptance higher.”
She says, “My New Year’s resolution is to leave room for magic. To make my plans, and be okay if they sometimes break. To set my goals, but to be open to change. To let the magic know that there is an open door policy with me in 2016 and that it is always welcome to join the party. I invite you to do the same. Have a beautiful, blissful, and incredibly magical 2016. So grateful to be with you on the ride.”
Meghan and Harry were introduced by a mutual friend in 2016 during a visit to London and went on to have a long-distance relationship. The royal couple got married in May 2018 at St George’s Chapel. They are expecting their first child together in the spring.