Oh January. A month of such optimism. A month when the entire world stands united in our efforts to get fit, get thin, eat better, improve our minds... before the inevitable crash back to reality in February. When we remember how much we love pizza and how much running truly does suck. I've almost come to find New Year's Resolutions ridiculous, but there's still a part of me that enjoys the idea of a challenge and a fresh start.
So yes, I have some resolutions. Though none of them involve food or exercise. That's just setting myself up for failure.
Resolution #1: Create a monthly housekeeping chores chart.
I do a fairly good job of keeping the downstairs of our house clean and organized, but the upstairs is a depository of vast amounts of random crap. I also find that I do all of my cleaning in marathon sessions that leave me grumpy and frustrated. So, I'm working on making a chart that breaks chores down by week and month and divvies them up so that I'm doing just a little bit every day. We'll see how this goes.
Resolution #2: Complete half of my 30 Before 30 List.
I need to update the list with some of the things I've already finished. In an effort to knock the two writing items off of the list, I'm instituting a one hour per day writing rule. I'm finished with school, so I'll just devote the time that otherwise would have been spent reading textbooks or writing papers to working on my books or short stories.
Resolution #3: Read 50 books.
I thought about aiming for 100 books, but after reviewing the sheer length of many of the books I have on my list to read (many of them over 1000 pages), I've decided 50 is a much more reasonable challenge!