I'm not one for making new year's resolutions. I never have been. However, I've been changing a lot of things about me lately, so why not the whole resolution making, i mean keeping thing, right? I have made several different goals; all which are only small changes to things I already do, but, will(hopefully) round me out to a happier, healthier, better me.
#1 Comment on 4 out of 5 blog posts I read. Honestly, I love comments. I think others like comments. I read so many blog posts and NEVER EVER leave a comment. I follow countless numbers of blogs that I read religiously and NEVER comment on their posts. So, while I know some posts I just won't be able to respond nicely to, so I won't respond at all, MOST I love and I need to share that with the author. So many people I respect and appreciate their "life sharing" through their blogs. This should get a great head start with the Creme de la Creme list and ICLW throughout the year!
#2 Participate in ICLW 10 times this year.
#3 Participate in Mel's Show and Tell at least twice a month.
This means your guaranteed 3 posts a month people... isn't that exciting! Shamefully low goal, but I know I can do it!
#1 Read the entire Old Testament of the Bible this year. I kind of feel like this is cheating since I am the ONLY teacher now for Gospel Doctrine and we're studying the Old Testament this year... but I've only read it once before (all the way through) and I was in high school, so I'm putting my mind to it and doing it this year, with good, albeit cheater pants, motivation.
#1 Try counting my calorie intake. I've never done it before. I think it will help me make more informed eating decisions and therefore encourage better eating habits... aka not eating a whole _____ (fill in the blank with whatever unhealthy snack you want) as soon as I get home from school. I'm not going to obsess about it... this I'm not going to not eat things I enjoy, but, I may eat less of them in one sitting! I need a baseline, somewhere to compare to.
#2 Cook on Wednesday night at least 15 times this semester while John's in class. This will save us money, help us be healthier, and strengthen my marriage... it's the one thing John put on his "Something Erika can do to make me Happy" list. So I can do it!
#1 End 2010 with less debt than I have right now.
So you see, being the teacher I am, each of these goals are measurable, realistic, and EVERYONE can see if I've done them or not.
It makes me more accountable.
I means I actually may accomplish some of these goals.
I means that I may make some real progress in life this year.
Ha, ha, ha.
And it means that they may only last this week...
but seriously I WANT to do this.
I WANT it to be a year long thing!
Oh Goodness... I'm gonna need TONS and TONS of encouragement people! (I'm regretting this already)
Happy New Year!