I recall a New Year's list I made back in 2003. I was 16 and had lofty goals. Among the goals I accomplished on that list were: eat more exciting cheeses, learn to drink tea properly, learn my prayers in Latin. A goal I did not master were becoming ambidextrous and getting into a yoga routine, although the attempt at both did set up some good habits overall.
I tend to do well on my resolutions when I mix serious with fun and throw in things I know I need to do anyway. Unless there's an outside deadline, I don't really make deadlines. This is how a Rebel does resolutions.
Here's to 2018:
- Pass the AICP Exam (Deadline: May)
- Need to carve out study time. Yes, yes I do.
- Switch from browsing Instagram to reading books in the quiet part of the evening when Reed goes to sleep.
Rearrange the house to get my office space back + combine sleeping spaces to the big bedroomDONE! 1/8/18
- Get into my long-sought after Friday Habit Oh my goodness I hate sorting photos.
- Organize my digital photos, files, and links each Friday
- Clear off my desk and follow up on any paperwork
- Then have a screen-less evening
- Learn 3 new, everyday hairstyles Working on it.
- Don't take on new debt So far, so good.
- Do InCoWriMo in February Signed up
- 100 Species Project (April - October)
- This takes care of less specific "get outside"
- Go mushrooming (May, post AICP)
- Do an overnight trip by myself
- Get to Aire Ancient Baths
- Get to a place where I'm consistently doing 3 cardio workouts per week Doing poorly
- Get a good morning routine established Getting better, need to work on getting up at a consistent time
- Goals: make and clean up from breakfast (don't leave dishes for Brian), do a 10-15 minute Pilates or yoga routine