Posted on January 5th 2011, 4:18 am
Last year's resolutions were as follows:
Just like last year, let's go through them one by one and see how we did.
Number 1 was a total failure. I wrote a grand total of 7 posts last year. Not incredibly impressive, huh? I managed to get more busy than your mom in an ugly sweater store this past year. My personal and professional life really took over, and my free time was absorbed with sleep, food, and the occasional TV show. Hopefully this year will be less stressful.
Number 2 was another fail. I literally ended the year with a negative balance and no savings account. On the plus side, I have gotten incredibly frugal and really don't spend money on things unless I absolutely have to. Things just keep coming up and soaking up all my extra money.
With number 3, I can report some success. My furniture is completely paid off and was back towards the beginning of last year. The non-federal debt will probably be a while, but it's not a huge amount. So, it's not as much of a stressor.
Finally, a success! In fact number 4 just happened. I took a vacation over Christmas and traveled down to Arkansas to spend it with my girlfriend and her family. It was a wonderful time (aside from driving to the airport).
Number 5 is a success. I started regularly going to fencing again. In fact, fencing got so popular that it moved to twice a week. So for 2 to 3 hours, twice a week, I got a full body workout. I really enjoyed it and hope to continue.
I have easily made number 6 a success too. In fact, my lovely girlfriend is sitting next to me on the couch as a write this. Not only have I gone on more dates this year, but I've gone on quite long dates. My first date with Jess was over a week long. Right now, we're on a 4 week long date. I hope they get to the point of being so long that the date just never ends. (Jess justs read that and said "Awwwwwwww"). We're so cute that people are overwhelmed and feel like they might vomit from the cuteness. "NO!!! It's too much cute!!! Hghgmghghg!!"
I think we can easily say number 7 was a huge fail. I'll just leave it at that.
Number 8 wasn't much of a success. I am just too lazy. I'd like to do more with my hair, but why don't I focus on the talents I already have...like avoiding blogging.
Now we come to one that's interesting. I've come a long way with working on my faults. In fact, I actually came to realize this year that I've been pretty hard on myself. After talking with some close friends and family, I got a bit of perspective that made me feel a lot better about who I am. I can easily say I'm more aware of who I am and how I act around others. I know that I will treat people with respect. I'm not as critical of others as I may have thought I was. So I guess I can call number 9 a success.
Lastly, number 10 was not really something I put a lot of time into. I don't think it matters to me all that much anymore. I'm ok with that. I think if I feel the need for a more spiritual side in the future, I will follow that push then. For right now, I'll go with the flow.
2011 New Years Resolutions
This year I think I'll aim for measurable and reachable goals.
We'll see how things go this year! Stay tuned in about 8 posts for the follow up. ;)
Happy 2011 everyone!