I'm not a big fan of New Year's Resolutions. Mostly, because I've never done them nor feel like I would keep to them. If anyone has that much resolve wouldn't they have done it already, why would they wait. Obviously, because we're all procrastinators, myself included. Unless pushed, prodded or threatened most people don't actually finish resolutions. How does one resolve that? Culpability.
Thus, instead of just making a list in my head I've decided to write a post about it. I figured that way I've kinda resolved myself to doing what's on the list because it's now public, in writing and somewhere I'm sure to visit throughout the year. If not that, friends and family should keep me honest enough. Another way to make sure I hit my NYR (New Year's Resolutions) is to keep them acheivable and quantifiable. If I feel like I can do it, completing it is more plausible. Plus, once completed I should be able to check it off. That' why running more isn't on the list. How do I know when I've ran more? Absolutes and definitives.
So, I've started with a few resolutions. Each is meant to be focused on a certain task unlike the others and pertaining to different hobbies. At this point, I've started explaing to myself what it is I'm attempting to do. If you've read this far I applaud and sympathize with you. Without further ado, here are the minimum requirements for my 2010 Resolutions.
- Run a Marathon // DONE!
- Write a blog post once per week twice per month // NO
- Draw for 30 minutes once per week // NO
- Commute to work sans car 5 times // DONE!, biked
- Cook a complete meal for a group of 6 (Appetizer, Entree, Side, Dessert and Cocktail) // DONE!
And so it begins... with my first post.