So, I’m a little behind this year — usually I have my resolutions up in the first week of the year or so. Frankly, one of my problems lately has been commitment to blogging, and I was slow getting to this post because of that. Well, I bet that shows up on my resolutions! So, on to the usual format.
h3. Last Year’s Resolutions Reviewed
# Join Toastmasters
_Apparently, I’ve been bad at this every year since b-school. I failed to find the time to make this a priority last year._
# Stick with Krav, and, especially, use it to improve my conditioning
_Big success here. We were up to 3x/week for 2 hours each time before a series of flus and injuries got us off-track._
# Post twice weekly to WadeArmstrong.com — one 4-600 words, one links
_I did pretty well here for most of the year, especially on the longer entry (which ended up being a lot more than 600 words ususally)._
# Post twice weekly here. I’ve got an exciting publishing calendar for Juniorbird.com, including a recipe of the month; drink of the month; photo that you can put on your desktop (I like to switch mine up), and even an attempt at ongoing fiction (I promise low quality!)
_Commitment problems here! Also, I think that a lot of what I was promising to write was not what I wanted to have on Juniorbird.com — for a while, it was looking like a cooking blog, which I just don’t want it to be._
# Kick up the ‘ol wardrobe a notch, by being a bit more daring
_Have you seen me lately? Socks ftw!_
# Assert myself more in restaurants — I don’t always ask what’s in a dish when I order it, and sometimes, what with my food allergies, that reaches up and bites me
_Moderate success here. I’ve asked much more than before but should probably do even more._
# Set up a regular get-together with school friends
_I did very poorly on this. Very poorly._
# Appreciate the AIG as much as she deserves
_I hope I did well! I certainly tried._
So I basically did three all-out, two halfways, and three pretty much nos. I’m still on the positive side of this balance sheet, but let’s see if I can do better this year!
h3. This Year’s Resolutions
# Go to more networking events, and go to them regularly, to meet more people.
# Go to at least two Marshall Tailgates, to see my friends from school.
# Continue to post twice weekly to WadeArmstrong.com.
# Post at least once a week here to Juniorbird.com, including regular, but not monthly, meal and drink recipes.
# Start a mystery book-writing club, and get far into writing a (blockbuster!) mystery.
# Get my orange belt in Krav Maga.
# Travel at least once this year, probably out of the country.
# Lose 20 lbs. — I started the year at 190, which is really about 20 lbs. over the weight I look best at. I will probably blog more about this!
# Get another tattoo.
# Get out and take photographs regularly, preferably a scheduled monthly shoot.
That’s a lot of resolutions, and, frankly, I’m a little intimidated by the number. But, I guess that’s the point! See you here next year to see how I did.