I am the queen of making and breaking resolutions all year long, so this January? My biggest resolution is to KEEP THE RESOLUTIONS THAT I MAKE. With that in mind, I'm trying to make everything on this list as attainable as possible.
RESOLUTION #1 - get in shape. I want this to be the time that I FOR REAL get serious about getting and staying in shape. I've put on somewhere between 10 and 15 pounds in the last 6 or 9 months, and I'm ready to kick them to the curb. Ideally I would like to lose about 20 pounds and do some significant toning allover. Nick and I NEVER use our gym membership now that we don't live around the corner from the gym. Our membership ends this month anyway so tonight we went to look at a few gyms that are local to our current location, and I think later this week we're going to sign up with the local Y. I can drive there in 3 minutes! I really like the low key, community feel of the place. The're starting a Biggest Loser kind of contest (with teams!) on February 1st, and if we decide to get memberships there I'm totally in. I think it could be a great way to start the membership feeling really motivated and supported.
RESOLUTION #2 - get through all of 2010 without using a single credit card. I've already started this, but I really want to keep it going. I'm trying really hard to become reasonably financially responsible. I think if Nick and I can make it through this next year without relying on credit cards it will say a LOT about how far we have come in that department.
RESOLUTION #3 - get into school and get my Masters of Education and my teaching certification. I've already applied to school, I have an interview on Monday, and I'll find out whether or not I've been offered a spot in early February. I'm very anxious for this to be settled. I'm really eager to jump right in and start school and it's hard not to get my hopes up about being accepted! Right now I'm trying to take this one day at a time.
RESOLUTION #4 - Recommit to the blog. Lately I've been sort of struggling with staying focused on this. I think mainly so many things in my life have shifted lately, and it's been a little overwhelming! But I've taken a little time away from it and I've found that I have really missed it - the writing and also the connections. So I'm back and I'm resolved to try harder. Which brings me to...
RESOLUTION #5 - Maintain, rekindle, and develop some internet friendships. There are people whose blogs I read and I just think, I would freaking love to get a drink with this girl sometime! Blogs that routinely make me laugh or nod vigorously in agreement. Blogs that I can't WAIT to have come up on my Google Reader. And yet I can't even find the time to leave a simple comment on a great post. (I swear I do read them! I'm always reading them, whether or not I'm commenting.) So it's time that I took the time and made the effort to actually connect with people. I need to get on 20sb (which I joined way back when it started, then promptly ignored and now know absolutely nothing about. Epic fail) and poke around and figure out what that's all about. I need to log into Twitter once in a while. I need to blog, and read blogs, and comment on blogs, and send out an email every once in a while. And I need to be consistent about it.
I think I'm going to leave it at that for now. 2009 was a great year and there's no reason 2010 can't be even better! I'll try to update here occasionally on my progress with these resolutions so I stay accountable.
What are all of you resolving to do, or not do, this year?