Wednesday, January 20, 2010
I typically make a resolution every New Year’s that I promptly bury in the deepest darkest corner of my closet on January 2nd (somewhere behind my size 9 high school jeans that I can’t let go of) ! This year I’ve really put a lot of thought into it though. I made a pretty big list & I’m hoping the extra thought and time will help me stick to it. I broke the list into three categories, My house, Me, & Others.
Hubby & I bought this house about 7 years ago now. We live in the cheapest house in a relatively fancy neighborhood. There’s lots of keeping up w/ the Jone’s to be done. Really that was always the plan - find a shack, fix it up, live happily ever after. So, a shack is a bit of an overstatement (our house is actually just fine), and we’ve made several improvements over the years. It’s just not progressing as quickly as I’d like (story of my life). So I’ve got a list of 15 things I’d like to do to the house. All of which take more time and money than I have.
The me list is interesting and is all about self improvement. I’ve got a bunch of stuff on this list. The usual health/fitness suspects are there, but I’ve also got beautification, mental health, growth, and personality improvement stuff on the list too. Total list of 24 things- the same time/money issue applies too.
Others (as in for other people)
Perhaps this is a sad reflection of me, but I only have 4 things on my resolution list that aren’t all about me! I’m not sure how I feel about that. I like to think I’m a caring/giving person, but from this angle I look a bit shallow.
So that’s a total of 43 potential resolutions. Of course that’s ridiculous. So I limited myself to no more than 2 per category.
And the winners are….
Finish kitchen remodel (this is just embarrassing to even talk about, but there’s been a giant hole in my kitchen wall for at least year)
Landscape- I live on just under 3 acres. My front yard is sad, well for that matter so is the back. I’d like to at least get the front up to par.
I’ve decided that the get fit goals don’t count. Getting healthy is no longer a resolution- It’s part of my regular day to day. However, I am going to keep a personal fitness goal.
Century Ride- That’s 100 miles on my bike in a day. Very Scary!
Credit card debt free- I’m tired of paying interest to the man.
Others- I need to extend my network, share my blessings, and get more involved. By March I’d like to find a charity organization (or at least plan a calendar of events) to donate my time, skills, and other resources to.
So that’s it. That’s the plan. I think I can do it. I’m keeping the longer list too- maybe I’ll get to some of them, but I’m going focus on these 5. I’ll document my progress here – Just one more thing Spark will help keep me accountable to!
Happy New Year Everyone!!!!!