1. Life Purge
I want to get rid of all the extraneous crap in my life. This means clearing out my closets, desk drawers, computer folders, Facebook friends, etc.. It also means not spending my time on things that are useless to me (watching TV shows that I don’t even like, surfing the net because I’m bored, etc.).
Last year I did really crappy on my “be active” resolution. This year my goal will be a bit different. I want to find an activity (or a few) I really enjoy doing, that I can keep up during the year. I’m going to start with swimming and see how I like it. I might also try an adult jazz dance class.
I read 17 books in 2009, and also joined a book club. Let’s see if I can hit the 20-25 mark this year!
I want to further my career in education and outreach. Ideally, I’d like to have a full-time position in this area this year, but I also want to make contacts with others in the field, try my hand at fundraising, and give more talks/workshops/etc.
Let’s buy a house this year! To add to that: let’s host Christmas in our new house too.
I know this was on my list last year, but it’s something that I so want (and need) to work on. This can also encompass being better at confrontations and not taking things personally, two other resolutions from last year. I think if I gain confidence, the others will follow.
This is something new that I’ve been working on with my therapist, and something that I know needs to change. It bugs me when I get angry at the dumbest things, mostly beyond my control. It hurts me, and it hurts my relationship with DH. Another work in progress, but I hope to make big strides with this in 2010.
8. Social life
We need to have more fun! I’d like DH and I to find some fun things to do together, and for us to get out and enjoy life more. We’re young, damnit – now is the time to do it!
I’d like to graduate from a beginner level. I’d like to learn some new techniques, do a non-trivial project (purse or sweater – or both!) and maybe even take a class or join a group.
Although this is mostly out of my control, I hope we can get pregnant again very soon and have a baby by the end of the year (or shortly thereafter). It sounds kind of strange to have it as a resolution, but this one is more of a dream than anything. It’s what I want most in the world right now.
So, there we have it! I’ll post them in the right hand column for the year, and update along the way. Here’s to big changes in 2010!