Yesterday I posted a list of resolutions that are used by almost everyone. It’s almost as though it’s a mantra that many people chant to themselves for the first two weeks of January.
I do actually have some intended goals/resolutions/plans that I want to put up here to keep myself somewhat accountable.
- Be less accessible on the phone – I’m slightly terrified at the expectation that if I get a telephone call, I must return it as soon as I get it. Or worse; that I must answer it regardless of what I’m doing. I’m going to take a lesson from my manfriend and leave the phone at home a bit more. Turn it off when I’m sleeping. Ignore it if I’m in the middle of a conversation with someone.
- Blog a bit more about real life – I like all the links I post, and the fabulous little finds that I put up on this blog, but somehow, I think I’m copping out and not getting in as much writing as I would like. I would like this blog to take a turn for more the more personal.
- Be less attached to the computer – now this is a bit of an overstatement. It kind of relates to my first goal of being less accessible. I don’t neccessarily want to be ON the computer less, just less obsessed with checking virtual modes of communication. I would like to ease up on the gmail, the facebook, the hotmail, etc.
- Go for more walks – around my city, around other cities, around my neighbourhood, around and around and around. Just more. I love it, so I don’t know why I don’t do it more.
- Take more photos – this part of my life has slowed down significantly, and I want to change that.
- Make more soup – I used to be kind of compulsive about making a soup every week. Now I can’t remember the last time I made some. It’s the greatest way for me to do the next one:
- Save MONEY – ok. This one is predictable, but is neccessary. But I guess this one needs description too. I don’t want to be frugal. I don’t want to be a penny pincher. But I don’t want to WASTE my money on stuff I don’t need… ESPECIALLY food on-the-go. I want to make better money decisions so that I can go on more trips, do more tourism in my own city and others, take more classes, etc.
- Spend more time with my mom – this is something that many people always say they wished they had done. I lost both a Nana and a sort of Grandmother-in-law this year. Both of their daughters were devestated. I saw a bit of a sense of guilt in my own mom around the intentions to spend more quality time with her mom. I don’t want to have that guilt. Quality time, here we come!
- Read more hardcopy pages – I’m a recent university graduate and have become totally lax on the reading front. I just don’t really do it anymore. I had to renew a book from the public library that should have taken me less than 2 weeks to read. I’m on my 5th week. That’s a little sad.
- Get out of my bubble – in every sense of the saying. This will be more explored in the weeks and months to come.
Okay 2009. I don’t know if you’re going to be a happy one, an exciting one, or whatever. But you’re going to be a tad more productive, and I’m going to attack you like a panda does eucalyptus… only because that’s pretty damn cute, and I wanted to end on a note that didn’t make me depressed.