Friday, January 2, 2015

New Year's Resolutions

I don't like sharing New Year's resolutions publicly. Part of it is that I think they should be things that are important to me personally and sometimes that means things that I don't necessarily feel the world needs to know about, but also - let's be real here - partly I just don't want to be held accountable for them. But I'll give it a shot this year.

One: I shall banish the floordrobe.
No more putting clothes - dirty, clean, or otherwise - on the floor. Clothes don't belong on the floor. Clothes belong on a hanger, in a drawer or one of those fabric box thingies we use, or the washer or dryer or laundry basket or on my body (or in the case of pajamas I intend to wear again the following night, left on the bed). No more floordrobe. The floordrobe shall vanish.

Two: I shall read every book we review for Review Me Twice in its entirety, on time, and in time to write a review of it before the appropriate Friday morning.
There were too many weeks in 2014 where I posted late and/or didn't finish the book (either because I got my hands on it too late or because I didn't like it). This will not be the way of 2015.

Three: We will get so much better at saving money.
I'm not going to announce a more specific goal than that, partially because I don't want to tell everyone our financial business and partially because the day-to-day goals will be... let's say "fluid." We'll try different things to see what works and what doesn't.

There are, of course, other things I would like for this year to hold. We plan to move, so that's a pretty big project. I'd like to greatly cut down on our number of possessions by decluttering before moving. I plan to continue to cook more and healthier meals, and take lunch to work more often than I stop at Wawa in the morning for it. I'd like to learn to enjoy tea, to knit and/or crochet, to do something I don't even know exists yet. I intend to finish all Christmas gifts by the beginning of December. I'm planning my first self-made cosplay for the May TWCC, plus one for the new Star Wars movie, my next tattoo, several big and exciting projects for work, and a major cross-stitching project that won't get done this year but I'd like to make significant progress on this year. I've started a photo-a-day attempt again (with daily reminders programmed into my phone to keep me on track). But I don't want to prescribe my 2015. A lot of that stuff will probably fall by the wayside, but in the interest of other, new, interesting and/or important things, and that's fine. I don't intend to be the same person in 365 days that I am now, so I won't have precisely the same goals that I do now.

So happy 2015 to all, and best of luck in your own resolutions!