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Gabe ([personal profile] skaldadottir) wrote2012-01-01 11:08 am
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Looking Forward

Call them resolutions, goals, or just a to-do list: what I wish to accomplish this New Year.

Roleplay and Fandom

This year, I want to keep a better wrangle on things I do for myself. I'm bound to be busy again, but I don't want to let that affect my fun! This means keeping up on tags, my friends' lists, playing games, reading: all those things that get dropped off my to-do lists first when life gets hectic.

→ Don't let tags sit more than a day.
→ Check my games' lists once a day.
→ Read 12 new books.
→ Finish 12 new games.
→ Watch 6 new shows.
→ Watch 12 new movies.

School and Work

Oh, those two things that control my life. However, they are very important, and I want to succeed at both of them. Yet, this year, I don't want them to stress me out as badly as they did last year. No more breaking down and crying from stress, if I can help it.

→ Finish all websites taken on in 2011.
→ Create a professional website for myself.
→ Do timesheets daily instead of all at once.
→ Finish PDI.
→ Get a 4.0 Semester.
→ Bring cumulative GPA to or above a 3.5.
→ Do all homework when it is assigned (meaning no procrastination!).
→ Create study materials every week (instead of all right before tests...).
→ Say no to new jobs until all the old ones are finished!

Personal Development

This is sort of a catch all for things I want to do better moving forward. I've come a long way (especially from 2009!), and I want to keep getting higher! There's no reason not to. I know what rock bottom looks like, and I'm not going to let myself get back there again.

→ Laugh!
→ Avoid arguments.
→ See the beauty in life.


It gets its own little section, because like it or not, money is a huge part of my life and I must be wise about it.

→ Budget. No seriously this time. Make one and stick to it.
→ Start saving seriously.
→ No new games until I've finished all the ones I have.
→ No new books until I've finished all the ones I have...
→ Yep, same with movies.

Health and Physical

I made a lot of strides last year, and I want to continue it into this year! Keeping weight off of it, however; stressing about my weight doesn't help as much as working towards my real physical goals, which have to do with strength and fitness.

→ Work-out everyday. Whatever it is doesn't matter; I just need to keep up on it.
→ Learn yoga and meditation. I think it might help with my stress.
→ Get a professional massage.
→ Go to fighter practice twice a month.
→ Go to one war.
→ Build me some abs.
→ Be able to do 50 (good) push-ups in a row.
→ Be able to do a pull-up.
→ Be able to do a hand-stand.
→ Take the dog on a walk at least once a week.


As I said before, I really let myself down on this one last year! Time to make it right. Instead of having lots of goals that may change, instead I'm going to have one broad goal for this year: every day, I will do one creative thing, whether it be writing, drawing, or sewing.

→ 366 days of creativity.


People are an important and amazing part of my life, and I fear sometimes I let them down. So this year I want to focus not only on creating new relationships, but tending to old ones.

→ Send birthday presents out.
→ Visit a local friend once a month.
→ Get on Facebook at least once a week.
→ Invite someone out for coffee.
→ Visit at least one long-distance friend.
→ Do something really special for Grandma this year.
→ Visit Mom and Stepdad
→ Visit Granny


Oh, yeah, it's going to be a busy year. But that's all right. I will face it head on. Let's go, Year of the Dragon. This Ram has some headknockin' to do.

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