New Year’s Resolutions

January 3rd, 2007

So, it’s that time of year when everyone proclaims their unachievable goals and sets themselves up for disappointment. I’m going to be a little easier on myself. I’m going to set a couple of goals that I feel I can follow through on.

  1. Get in shape. I’m going to start running again. I’m not going to pretend that I’m going to start running every day. I’m just going to set aside the time to run about 30 minutes twice a week.
  2. Get in shape, financially. I don’t really carry any credit card debt anymore, but I still have financial issues I need to work on. I spend more than I should, and I intend to get better at following a budget. I don’t want to track every penny, so I probably won’t, but I will make two payments per month on my student loans, and put a bit of money into savings every month as well. I’m also going to spend some time every month with my credit card and checking account statements and figure out where my money went. I’m not interested in being penny-exact, but hopefully seeing where it went will help me to refine my expenses.
  3. Do something constructive. I want to do something constructive this year. I’m not sure exactly what yet, but I don’t feel that my time outside work is typically spent in the most constructive manner. I want to pick up some kind of side project that will be beneficial to me, to others, or both.

Do you have any resolutions?

  1. Rebekah Says:

    I resolve to kick Billy every third Wednesday.

    Actually, this year instead of making all the resolutions I usually do (run every day, go to church every Sunday, discover a new genome of french fry) I’m going to try reevaluating myself every 40 days or so. I chose 40 days because it’s a good long period that won’t coincide with paying bills, etc and hopefully I won’t make observations about myself because I’ve been thinking about how much the electricity bill was. (Too much comput0rz!)

    I guess I’m like everybody else that at the beginning of the year you feel like you’ve got a clean slate. Then as soon as you flub up you give up on yourself for the whole rest of the year. Maybe lots of little evaluations can help me to keep trying even after I mess up.

  2. Derek Park Says:

    Constant reevaluation is definitely a good idea. Far better than the “one shot or I give up” attitude most people take.

    I’m also 100% in support of your resolution to regularly kick Billy.

  3. Billy Says:

    I resolve to kick anyone back twice as hard as they kick me. So as ye give, so shall ye receive yet unto twice the kickage.

    My New Years’ resolution was pretty simple. Lose 10 pounds. Unfortunately, the execution will be tougher. It involves going to the gym on a regular basis and actually thinking about what I eat on occasion instead of stuffing myself with crap.

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