Given how unusually and unexpectedly busy this month was, I have generously given myself until the end of January to write up my new years resolutions and start them. Now that the “last chance saloon-ness” of this post has been explained, I will divulge my list for the world to see; first, a bit of self-criticism. Let’s see how I did with my 2012 list (read the detailed list here):
- Get rid of the blanket – done
- Read one book a month – fell down around May
- Make a start on my own book – fail
- Practice shorthand six days a week – fail
- Drink a glass of water every morning and evening – fell down around March
- Write everyday – done
- Make monthly plans – fell down around September
- Clean my room at the end of the month – fail
- Go for a walk/jog once or twice a week – fell down around June
- Learn to drive – done (almost)
- Maintain my blog – done
- Do The Artist’s Way – fail
OK, I could have done better, but I could have done worse. Learn to drive I technically succeeded in, I may not have my full licence but I can drive. Now, no dwelling on past failures, onwards and upwards:
- Practice shorthand – I’ll make this easier. One day a week for a month, then up the number of days every month. By August I should be up to every day.
- Read one book per month – I really am going to try to stick to it this time. I just need one book that’ll get me back into it. Suggestions anyone?
- Pass my driving test – I have now officially completed my 12 EDT lessons so I should be sitting my test in the next two or three months and I am determined to pass.
- Maintain my blog better – I did manage to maintain it pretty consistently last year but I would like to make that more consistent and possibly more frequent.
- Go for a walk once a week – It’s not for exercise it’s just for the sake of a bit of fresh air and head space. Weather permitting, of course.
- Write every day – Like last year, everything counts. But I want to do more blog posts and articles and proper writing. Diaries and gratitude books can’t be all I write in.
- Brainstorm once a week – It sounds weird but not to journos. While my various current jobs have me brainstorming ideas constantly, I want to dedicate more time to personal brainstorming ideas (which will help with the writing every day).
OK, I plan to really stick to these, no matter what. Regardless of work, college and extra curricular activities or social life. I hope to keep you all posted (maybe that should be another resolution) and in the meantime, fill me in. What are everyone else’s resolutions?