My New Year’s Resolutions (2014)


Last year I resolved to remember something about each and every day. To accomplish this I decided I’d take up journalist. Turns out I am a much better blogger than journaling. However I only succeeded in recording three days of my life. And since I can’t seem to remember what I did on, say, July 23 of 2013, I think it’s safe to say I failed in my mission. 

So this year I’ve decided to make my resolutions far more quantitative. I’m going to use numbers to create a new year’s checklist.

  • Make [2] new close friends. Current: 0 — Goal: 2
  • Lose those last [20] pounds. Current: 230 — Goal: 210
  • Memorize Philippians 4. Current Progress: 10%
  • Put the finishing touches on my first novel. Current Progress: 90%
  • Make [100] different people smile. Current: 1 Goal: 100
  • Move out of my parents house. Current Progress: 0%
  • Achieve [150,000] words in this blog. Current: 66,672 Goal: 150,000

But the important thing about New Year’s is not necessarily accomplishing those goals, but more finding out what’s important to you through making the goals. Keeping them is just a bonus, because they’re all usually pretty healthy goals. I mean, nobody ever makes it a goal to eat more cheese or watch yet another all-day marathon of Here Comes Honey Boo-Boo.

I wish you all the best year ever. Try to make the world a better place. Welcome to 2014.

 [Thanks Myra Boulware for the suggestion!]



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