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  new close friends. Current: 0 — Goal: 2
- Lose those last  pounds. Current: 230 — Goal: 210
- Memorize Philippians 4. Current Progress: 10%
- Put the finishing touches on my first novel. Current Progress: 90%
- Make  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!]