Wednesday, January 6, 2010

New Year's Resolutions

Every year I get determined to do something big and grand for a New Year's resolution. Rarely, if ever, do I come anywhere close to keeping it. I'm a bit of a cliche when it comes to that. SO I've decided to take a different approach to the resolutions this year. Here's what I've come up with:

1. Read 20 books in 2010. I read 15 in 2009, so this is only a small increase. I think I can manage this pretty easily, and I've already got one down. I'll keep track of the books I've read in the list on the left of this page. Some of them will be girly, some of them will be nerdy, but hopefully for me they'll all be at least a little bit entertaining.

2. Run 500 miles. I decided to do this instead of my traditional I-want-to-lose-x-pounds resolution. It's a much better way for me to keep my focus without getting down if the scale doesn't move as much or as fast as I think it should. I'll find a place here to keep track of that as well. As of this morning- only 499 miles to go!

3. Get into an MBA program. I took the GMAT, did pretty well, and now it's time to put it to use. I've got three applications already started, and should be able to finish them this month. That way I've got time to apply for scholarships, grants, and other ways to get the cash needed to pay for my next round of education.

4. Keep doing one new or cultural thing with the big guy each month. We've been doing this for two years now, and it's been fun. It's given us an excuse to try some things around town that we normally would have skipped and it's always a fun way to have a date night.

So that's the plan for 2010. I'm sure there will be more work done around the house, and more random things thatwe do throughout the year, but at least for now these are the most important ones.

What are your resolutions?

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