Resolutions Update

Back in January, I made 11 resolutions for 2011. If there is one thing I learned in my old job it is that things to do not improve with out monitoring and accountability. I thought at the end of each month it would be a good idea to check in and see how I am doing. Also, it might not be a bad idea to evaluate the goals themselves monthly. Are they still what I would like to achieve? Is there something else that is more important? It is certainly worth a look.

1. Tweet less. Doing well. Still tweeting a ton, but no longer obsessively.

2. Care about my appearance more. Been working on combing hair and wearing makeup. Still wear the same jeans every day. My new obsession with Keiko Lynn inspired me try lipstick again in February.

3. Eat sweets less. Not happening. Cinnamon Jelly Hearts are out and I can’t stop eating them. Not buying another bag. And I still have spiced jelly beans to contend with around Easter.

4. Write more. I’m just not making this a priority and it is probably the least important. Debating about switching this out for read one book a month.

5. Watch TV less. Going pretty well. We don’t turn on the TV until Yo Gabba Gabba at 10 and turn it off at 11 or 12. It comes back on after nap time, but I am going to work on limiting that down to just his favorite show at 330.

6. Comment More This is going well. I’ve been answering every comment here, but I may not continue. I think I am going to try, but on posts like the tattoo post, I don’t really see the need. Also, wordless wednesday. I think most people don’t want a comment back. Or leave the box unchecked. Either way, I am wasting my time. I would rather but some effort in to commenting more on other blogs.

7. Follow annoying people on Twitter less. I have a few people I am still on the fence about breaking up with, but overall I am using that unfollow button a lot more easily. I’m also unliking and hiding a ton of people/blogs on facebook.

8.Monetize more. Formulating a plan. Nothing set in motion yet.

9. Complain less. When I tried to name all 11 resolutions before I looked them up to copy for this post, I could only name 10. This is the one I forgot about. I need to work on not complaining about internet drama to my husband. That is what I am going to attempt for Feb.

10. Complete more. I must admit that I bought craft supplies, got everything out during a nap and realized I was out of glue. That project is still not finished, but I bought glue. Progress!

11. Make do with less. Two big garbage bags of clothes went to the thrift store. 4 more items were listed on Vintage Peach, but I should unpack and evaluate the other box in storage. I need to make unloading some books a plan for February. I have a bag ready to take to the used bookstore, I need to get that done in Feb. I have been thinking extra hard before I bring any new non-consumables in to the house.

Score: 7.5/11 (better than expected)

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8 Responses to “Resolutions Update”

  1. Cole says:

    Sounds like you are making excellent progress! Mommy should adopt just about all your resolutions, except maybe tweet less. She is a sporadic tweeter, at best…

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  2. TMae says:

    Re: #4 – We could do a virtual book club. Both (and any one else) read the same book and talk about it once a month. On Goodreads, or a blog post so anyone could participate. Too ambitious?

    Also, yay for sticking to stuff. I’ve made progress on exactly 2 of my 5 goals. It’s a start, right?

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    Amy Reply:

    SITS is doing a book club in their community. I was thinking about doing it, but I bet ours would be more fun.

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