Resolution No. 3: Don't swear so much.
“The swearing comes in lulls triggered by being overworked or feeling mighty cheeky after a couple drinks,” Markle wrote back in 2016.
We get it, girl. We’re right there with ya.
Finally, Markle wanted to re-learn the French she took in high school.
She writes that she lost most of her French after immersing herself in the Spanish language while staying in Buenos Aires.
OK, that one’s not really a problem that most people have, but learning (or re-learning) another language is a very valuable skill. Not a bad plan to have for the new year!
But then, Markle completely surprises us.
"This year I resolve to not have a resolution," she writes.
But she stands by the decision. She says that even though she’s made the same resolutions every year, the marathon has remained un-run, her nails remain bitten, she still curses every so often, and her French is still rusty.
“If I toss out a four letter word once in a blue moon, well frankly I think it adds character,” she writes.
Markle says that she received some excellent advice regarding New Year's resolutions from her friend Gina. As Markle was rattling off all her many plans for life, Gina interrupted her saying, “Meg, I will just say one thing. Make sure you leave room for magic.”
That really stuck with Markle, so she decided to apply it to her “resolutions” for the new year.
“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.”
And you know what? That resolution from 2016 seems to have worked out pretty well for her.
After all, it was in 2016 that she began dating Prince Harry. Clearly, leaving room for magic seems to be the right idea.
So let that be a lesson to you as you make your own resolutions — marathon-related and otherwise.
It’s good to have goals, but always leave a bit of room for magic. Who knows what could happen if you do?