Tuesday, January 1, 2008

New Year's Resolutions, Short and Sweet.

I am going to try to make this short and sweet for a few reasons, mainly because I am a list-fanatic and will end up with a list of 150 resolutions if I don't. So, here we go...

  1. Eat less, exercise more. I think that's pretty self-explanatory, but I'd like to exercise more frequently than my usual maybe-once-a-week-if-I'm-lucky. Like everyone this time of year, I'm wishing I was more toned and less flabby in certain areas, but I'd also like to just feel healthier in general. I eat pretty well, but I sometimes forget that just because food is healthy doesn't mean you should eat 10 servings. I hear exercising also gives you more energy, and that's always a good thing too. Overall, I think I will be a healthier, happier person (not that I'm not happy) if I can just suck it up and go to the gym. Goal: 30-45 minutes, 3 times a week.
  2. Spend more time with my girlfriends. I have a pretty great group of girlfriends up here, and I don't see them nearly as much as I'd like to. And as much as I love lounging around with The Boy, I think it's important for me to remember my friendships outside our relationship, and not to let a month go by without seeing my friend's beautiful baby girl, or without indulging in a little silly movies/pedicures/gossip session. I love these girls, and I don't want to grow apart because we don't see each other enough. Goal: at least one girl-time day/night a month.
  3. Organize a bi-weekly craft night. This kind of goes along with number 2. I have been talking to a few friends at work about organizing a craft night, where we meet at someone's house for snacks and chatting while we work on whatever craft we like, be it knitting or beading or scrapbooking, etc. I used to go to a monthly-ish knitting night when I worked at the theatre, but it kind of fizzled out, and I don't work there anymore anyway. I'd like to get the girls from the knitting night together with the girls from work, and anyone else who'd like to join in and make it a solid thing, every other week. I'm thinking a Friday night. I'm picturing cheesy movies, celebrity gossip, yummy snacks, and finally finishing my scrapbook from two years ago. And start some new knitting projects. Goal: every other Friday night, craft night with the girls.
  4. Keep my apartment clean. I think that if I'm having people over every other week, I'll have a built-in motivator, but in general, I'd like to implement a regular cleaning schedule so that the bathroom sink doesn't get to that "oh my god I have to clean this" place, or so that I don't notice small clusters of dust bunnies in corners. Hopefully my new Kone will help with the little day-to-day maintenance. :-) Goal: have an apartment that is always clean enough for a surprise guest.
So, those are my New Year's Resolutions for 2008. They're not as abstract as resolutions in the past have been ("do my best to live day-to-day rather than obsessively planning for the future" and all that), which I think I like. I think having more concrete goals will help me to achieve them, and these are all things that I really do want to do in the next year.

Best wishes with whatever resolutions and goals you are setting for yourself, if you are setting any at all. Happy 2008!

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  1. those are mighty good resolutions. my commendations. i didn't think to do one this year. oh well. it'd be easier to go to the gym if you had a personal motivator--man, when we used to go to curves was the only time i've ever gone to the gym on a regular basis (without it being a for-credit class that i could fail). if none of these gigs i've been applying for work out, i'll try and get back out to Berkeley and work out with you.

  2. Yeah, I might sign up with a personal trainer ($35 a session, not bad) because I am very bad at this being motivated to go to the gym thing...even though it's free and about a 2-minute walk from my desk.

  3. I am SO IN for craft night, if you don't mind my tagging along. We can watch "The Notebook" and eat chocolate and talk about celebs and other estrogen-y things. ;) Knitting a scarf is about as far as my capabilities go, but maybe I can learn something from other crafty souls...

  4. Craft night.

    Craft me a Russian Bride.