We all start out with great intentions, but I for one can admit that even the best intentions can be waylaid by less-than-impressive actions. I created this blog as a means for me to get out what I was feeling on the good, the bad, and the ugly days … and haven’t quite lived up to my own challenge.
So today, January 1st 2016, New Year’s Day, I’m deciding to re-take on my own challenge of writing my thoughts out on the only paper you can never destroy and cast them out onto the wide old internet. Even if it’s once a week, if it’ll stop the words from running wild in my head, I call that a win.
And since it’s January 1st, New Year’s Day, I shall begin by outlining my “resolutions” for 2016. At least what I *hope* to do.
- Write 1x per week. Get your words out and about, clear out of your head.
- Work out/stay fit. I always start off strong with this one, but this year is about getting into a reasonable commitment with my health and well-being that I won’t just let go by March.
- Talk to the people I care about more often. In 2015, I moved out to Boston from the suburbs of Chicago, to be with my then-boyfriend, now-fiance, who is working through grad school at Harvard University. Although I talk to my mom at least once a week, it’s normally from her initiating contact, and I’d like to change that around. Too much has happened, especially in 2015, that I don’t want to have regret in my relationships when technology makes it ever so easy to reach out and say simple things to the people I love.
- Save money. Moving out to a new city in a new state halfway across the country made it a bit difficult to do the things that I have been wanting to do – including saving money. I don’t yet have a permanent full-time job out here, which is something else I’m hoping to get this year, but I won’t put that in my resolutions – too much else is involved in that facet of life to put it all on myself, especially after putting my all in that for the past 7 months and not getting all too far. But, I do have weddings and travel to save for, and my own wedding to prepare for coming up, so saving money here and there is something I do have some say in, I just have to push myself a little.
Okay. I think 4 New Years Resolutions are a good start, a lot goes along with the four I chose. We’ll start there, and see how it goes. I’m going to push myself to just be slightly better, and to keep at things. Even if no one else reads this blog, at least I can get some thoughts/feelings/good things/bad things/weekly happenings out onto a better medium than spinning around in my brain and possibly annoying my fiance.
Does anyone else have any resolutions they’re planning to keep this year? 2016 is the big time. Let’s do this!