Okay. Last year I made some new year’s resolutions. And I don’t think I did too hot on them. Whoops.
But the wonderful thing about a new year, is you get a new chance to fail at new resolutions.
- Cook more. Eat out less. This will help my waistline, my cooking skills and my pocket book.
- Cut back on caffeine. I know. I know. I say this every year. Do I get points for determination?
- Pray more. This has nothing to do with getting healthier, unless you count the health of my spirit. In 2013 I will start going to mass every Sunday, pray more often and read my bible more
- Start paying back my savings account/put money away for a new car/something awesome. Let’s set this at a concrete goal of $3,000 added to my savings account by Christmastime 2013. That would pay back what I spent moving in July.
- With that in mind, I want to make a serious dent in my student loan debt in 2013. I know I can’t pay it all back, as it is almost as much as my yearly salary. (Private university. Ouch.) But I want to make progress. I paid back about $7,000 in 2013. Let’s see if I can do better in 2013.
- Rededicate myself to the Weight Watchers plan. I’ve kind of unofficially fallen off the wagon. And while I track my food on some days, I don’t weigh myself as often as I should or take full advantage of the program. By the end of 2013 I hope to have not only reached my goal weight (150lbs) but to have passed it.
- Let the people in my life know how much I appreciate them. I am sarcastic, cynical and slightly argumentative by nature. I love being right. But I love my friends and family more. And I’ve come to a slow realization that I might not be putting that across in the way I interact with them. Here is my last and most important resolution. I resolve, in 2013, to love more. Love myself enough to grow as a person, and love others enough to treat them with the respect and care they deserve.
And yes, I do have several smaller, more materialistic goals for the year. If you want, they are listed below.
- Successfully relaunch the University of Dayton Alumni Association – Dallas/Fort Worth Chapter and attend the ALC in Dayton in September.
- Get a raise at my current job.
- Move into a different apartment. One on the second floor and with more storage space, please.
- Join either PRSA or Social Media Club.
- Attend at least one industry conference.
What are your new year’s resolutions?