Monday, January 02, 2006

New Year's Resolutions

I am NOT going to list over a hundred goals for the year. I am NOT going to sell everything and buy a motor home to meet new people. I might take these into account...

Actually, I hate New Year's Resolutions. I know what's wrong with me, mostly, and I know what needs to be done. New Year's is just one of several annual "oh, shit. I'm older and still stuck" moments which pass by me every year. I make the same resolutions every time, and I honestly don't think I've ever made any progress on them. But let's see if making them public (yet anonymous) helps.

Here's the short list:
  • lose weight and sleep more (yes, those go together)
  • blog better: perhaps less frequently, but with more focus (see)
  • Manage time (instead of letting it pass me by; also cutting out clear time-wasters)
  • Figure out how to be professionally happy not just conceptually (I love my job, in theory) but actually (I'm not so sure about the work I do), which will include, ironically, working harder at it, not to mention considering alternatives.
  • Take and share and archive more pictures
  • write more letters/e-mails
That's enough. If I can make progress in most of those areas, 2006 will indeed be a better year.

3 comments:

Nina said...

Good luck with them!! I have losing weight on my list as well.

Ahistoricality said...

Oh, I'm sure lots of folks do. Some need to, some don't. I do, really.

Melinda Casino said...

Happy New Year, ahistoricality!

"I know what's wrong with me, mostly, and I know what needs to be done."

:D Yes, this holiday is just an opportunity to rub it in, isn't it? ;)

The weight and sleep one I can really relate to.

I look forward to the pictures...