I always say I never make New Year’s Resolutions, but I do. Just not out loud, and certainly not in writing. My first resolution covers that, and explains why I’m writing my first real list of resolutions.
- Hold myself more accountable. (Hence this list.) I tend to shift blame for certain things to other people and incidents. This has to be the first in the list so the others can follow.
- Get better organized. (Note the better.) If you knew me, you’d know that organization of things is definitely not my forte.
- Keep in touch better. (Again, the better.) I haven’t been terrible about this, but there’s definitely room for improvement. And with so many of my great friends moving away last year, this one is necessary.
- Get back in better shape. (There’s a theme going, isn’t there?) My broken ankle derailed all delusions of fitness I had last summer. And it’s time to stop blaming my pain on broken bones and car accidents.
- Work hard, but take more time off to play hard, too. (TheDog and the boy insisted on this one.)
- Read, write, throw and paint more. (Yes this includes writing here and reading all of your blogs, sorry I’ve been absent lately.)
- Relax more!
I know people say that set goals are what one should focus on when making resolutions. I disagree. At least when it comes to my own resolutions.
I know myself. I know I’ll fail at all of these on occasion.
And if I set a specific goal, and fail. I’ll quit.
If I simply say I’ll get better and do things more, then each day can be a new day to work on every one of these resolutions. And all are things I can continue working on, even after 2007 is over.
Here’s to a more better 2007!