Friday, January 2, 2009

The Inevitable Resolution Post

I've been putting this off.

My adorable son, when asked about New Year's resolutions, either says, "I don't do that because there's got to be one holiday you ignore", or "I don't do that because if you're going to resolve something, you should just do it whenever." And, ok, he's right about the last bit.

But it's a little hard not to see the old year ending and the new year starting as a moment to assess and evaluate and plan.

Goodbye, 2008. You were an awful year for me. Probably the worst ever. If we could just get through 2009 without anyone getting sick or dying, it would pretty much be an improvement. It's hard not to be bitter, looking back. Very few bright spots. Probably the only one is that Michael ends the year having lost 102 lbs. in 2008 (173 overall). Impressive... though I have to say that even this has a dark side. He was actually more mobile at this time last year, which is just another of those endlessly ironic things.

And roll on, 2009.

There are so many things I want for this year. And I'm just going to write these down and think more about each of them later.

1. Work on happiness.
2. Focus on thinking about what and why I'm eating.
3. Get a pedometer and shoot for 10,000 steps.
4. Figure out what's actually wrong with my hip and what I need to do to fix it.
5. Get my finances in order.
6. Get some more social relationships into my isolated, pathetic life.
7. Go back to the gym.
8. Get the house organized.

I think just writing these things down is enough for the moment.

1 comment:

Crabby McSlacker said...

I hope 2009 is a much, much better year! I have the sense it will be.

Wish you lots of happiness and joy in the new year. And good riddance to a lousy 2008.

(And I like the focus on happiness as #1!)