Thursday, January 3, 2013

Jeremy vs. 2013

Well, that's it, I guess.  Another year in the can and for several reasons, I'm glad it's over.

This time last year I posted a few simple desires for this year...
"A year where I'm not struggling to pay my bills and maybe get to save a little money...
A year where I have as few life changing crises as possible...
A year where at the the end of it I can look back and feel like I haven't been upside down spinning my wheels for most of it...
Then again... maybe I'll just settle for learning how to deal with things better."
All things considered I can, for the first time in a long time, say "Mission Accomplished"... and I actually feel like I'm in a position to make some real resolutions.  Resolutions that can have a substantial impact on my life and how it ultimately plays out.

So, that being said... here goes in no particular order:

  • I will lose weight this year.  I know that I won't hit my goal weight, but I want to at least feel and look better.
  • I will create more.  Art, writing, etc...  I have a creative soul and I have been stifling it something awful.  I would LOVE to buy myself a good camera again.  That is something I truly miss.
  • I will be kinder and more understanding to those around me... especially to my kids.  Unfortunately, all too often they end up on the receiving end of my frustration and I end up doing more yelling than I do listening.
  • I will spend more time with my friends and family.  Sadly, I have had a horrible tendency this past year to lock myself away from everyone and hide.  I'm grateful that it appears that nobody has written me off.
  • I will continue my quest toward true financial responsibility.  I'm doing much better than I was, but I'm not there yet.
  • I will create a bucket list and I will work on crossing at least one thing off of it.
There you have it.  Nothing hard and fast, but all of them important and potentially life altering.

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