Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you celebrated well and responsibly. Krista and I watched a ton of movies and started playing “Skyrim” on the ol’ Xbox 360 (we just finished playing “Saint’s Row: The Third,” and I honestly think it was the most fun game I played all of last year). All in all, being the old man that I am, I consider that a good way to end 2011 and start the new year off right. But, it wouldn’t be a new year if there weren’t some resolutions to go with it, so if you’re interested I’ve decided to post mine here. Maybe if I have the whole world keeping me accountable I’ll make a greater effort to actually stick with them. Please comment periodically to see how I’m doing.
Anyway, here we go:
1. Live healthier. This means eating better and being more active. I have a gym membership, and access to a personal trainer, yet I treat both with regular indifference. That needs to change. Plus, I just need to eat healthier. No more midnight snacks!
2. Treat my writing more like the career it is and less like the thing I do when I’m not busy doing everything else. I’ve let my writing take a backseat far too often in the past, and I have to stop that. My daily goal is 2,000 words written. That’s an achievable number.
3. Read one book a week. Lately I’ve fallen into the habit of watching pointless TV shows, and I know I’d be so much better off reading instead, especially since my stack of books to read is taller than I am. So, one book a week. Another achievable number.
And that’s it! I think those are all realistic resolutions. Will I succeed? Can I dare to dream? Check back this time next year and we’ll find out.