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Monday, January 08, 2007


In reflecting on the past year, I realized there were a few things that could stand to change. Although I’m more-or-less happy with where things are, I know there is definitely room for improvement.

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.

  1. 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.

  2. Get better organized. (Note the better.) If you knew me, you’d know that organization of things is definitely not my forte.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Work hard, but take more time off to play hard, too. (TheDog and the boy insisted on this one.)

  6. Read, write, throw and paint more. (Yes this includes writing here and reading all of your blogs, sorry I’ve been absent lately.)

  7. 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!


Jen said...

I like the non goalishness of these- that way you can succeed in varying degrees. You don't have to beat yourself up for failing, but you can aspire to do more in the future.

Jerk Of All Trades 2.0 said...

You can do it.

Glitter/Aleka said...

I make no resolutions this year other than me not moving twice. LOL.

Brian Lavery said...

Do you paint too? When do we get to see something?