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New Year Resolutions

Now, I don’t usually make New Year’s Resolutions, and yes, I am aware that it’s not quite the new year yet, but I feel compelled to put down a couple of things that I hope to accomplish and avoid this year.  Maybe if I actually put them down here for the public to view I will feel as though I’m being held accountable!

This year, I resolve to:

  • Focus on quality time with my daughter and realize that I will never be able to spend the quantity of time with her that I want.
  • Distinguish wants from needs and act appropriately when confronted with the overwhelming desire to purchase yet another item that I will use for two weeks and then put away forever.
  • Keep my extremely personal life personal and not divulge every detail to those I do not truly consider my best friends.  Because I frequently open myself up to people I feel close to, I provide them with ammunition that frequently gets used against me, hurting only myself.
  • Not be too emotional at work.  I tend to get upset too easily and my emotion comes through.  Although I am a human, this is not acceptable in professional situations.
  • Improve my programming skills and read at least one new technical book per month.
  • Blog at least once per week.
  • Be true to myself and not be made into someone others want me to be.
  • Don’t take life for granted and realize that I should appreciate the small miracles around me.  I believe this will make me a happier person.  I’ve been struggling with a sort of depression lately and it’s very easy in this state to overlook the simple things that bring joy to life.

That’s quite a long list of resolutions to try to meet but they are all very important things that I have been striving to do, even lately.  We’ll see how I do as I blog this year… if I keep that one. :)



Some personal things I still have yet to do:

Short term (1-3 months)

  1. Knit the partner to the sock I finished in August – I’ve started it, I just need to devote some time to it.
  2. Finish my iPhone app and get it released – Still have a way to go on this one.
  3. Run my first 5K – Was almost up to running a 5K about a year ago.  There is a 5K run/walk at the Zoo this October and I would like to participate.
Mid Term (3 months to 3 years)
  1. Learn to spin wool into yarn – There is just something about being able to produce what you use, in this case yarn.  Plus it gives me a reason to purchase a couple of alpaca.
  2. Have a garage built on my property – I need a garage.  I hate having to clean my car off in the winter and I need storage space.
  3. Have another child – Aidyn keeps asking for a brother or a sister; I am not quite up to that yet.
Long Term (3 years +)
  1. Visit Wales – I would love to see where my grandfather grew up.
  2. Open a yarn shop – My dream is to own a nice casual shop where sitting around knitting and chatting is encouraged and welcomed.
  3. Learn to play the guitar – I’ve always wanted to learn to do this and I even have a guitar.  I just need to take lessons!
This obviously is not everything I wish to do over the course of my life but what is listed are the things that are most important to me at this moment.