Like most, I made some New Year’s resolutions this year. Also like most, I’ve not done too well at keeping them. One problem, other than my complete lack of willpower, is that I didn’t really tell anyone about them. Perhaps public accountability can make up for my lack of motivation, so here are my reaffirmed resolutions
Number one, I want to lose some weight. My goal is to lose twenty pounds by the end of the year. We’ve been doing pretty good at going to the gym lately, so hopefully that along with reducing my caloric intake will at least get me started.
Number two, I want to be a better friend. I know this is a lot more “touchy-feely” than what I’ve posted in the past, but I want to commit to this. I can’t really say I’ve made a true “friend” since probably 1999. Sure, I’ve met some folks I have a great time talking with, but unfortunately I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve spent time with them outside of work. As to my friends from my college years, I don’t talk to or see most of them very often. I regret both situations. My goal is to improve my worth as a friend by being more giving and more concerned for others, and the hope is that strengthened relationships will follow as a result.
Finally, I’d like to spent as much time as possible with my family, meaning both my wife/son family and my parents/grandparents/siblings family. For the former, one thing I plan to do is camp at least one weekend a month all season. When camping, there’s no choice but to spend time together! For the latter, I’m going to make a concerted effort to visit them more often.
Well, having written these out, I’ve realized I don’t really have a great plan for keeping these goals. If these were for work, they wouldn’t pass muster (not specific, not measurable, etc.), However, at this point, it’s the best I can come up with.