Saturday, February 11, 2012

New Year Resolutions in Progress

I am all about new year resolutions. I love self improvement and then having 12 months to work on specific things. Of course there's the two standard resolutions - stay in shape and getting out of debt. So I added three new ones for this year. 

1. Learn a new word each month. 
2. Get presents/cards out to loved ones on time. 
3. Read a book a month. 

The first one has been going pretty good since I make a calendar at work and I just started to just add the word to the calendar and have used the following words so far: December-crumudgeon, January-headlong, February-obiquitous. A few people at my work like the idea too, which is nice because we will use the words in the office allowing for long-term memory. 

Getting presents/cards out on time has still been provided to be difficult. It's all about the planning ahead. I don't want it to get there too early, but then I dislike the fact when I get it there late, so that one is still a work in progress. 

Reading is not a hobby of mind, but I find that, obviously, it helps my mind grow. At first I was going to keep it to American classics, like the Catcher in the Rye. In accordance with other future goals of mine I decided to change it to just books in general. So right now I'm reading on how to pick the right mutual funds. That one will be difficult as well, because in my spare time I like to practice my caligraphy. I know this will help other aspects in my life, so I'll keep at it. 

What are your new year resolutions? 

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