My 2005 Resolutions

Christmas is over, and the second longest year of my life is about to go away. Good riddance. 2004 was filled with ups and downs, successes and failures, and there are times that all I can see are the failures.

Rather than dwell on that, I’m going to put down my list of things for 2005 that I’m going to try and do.

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1. I won’t take friends for granted, because it’s too hard to find good ones.

2. I won’t put professional success over personal success. (Thank you, Traci, for that insight. You are missed.)

3. I won’t let people that I care about drift away, even when it’s difficult and I don’t have time.

4. I won’t care about people that aren’t worth the effort of #3.

5. I won’t use my good credit rating to buy things I can’t afford.

6. If someone tells me one thing, but does the opposite, they won’t continue to get more chances.

7. I will let go of the things in the past that can’t be changed, and that continue to hold me back.

8. I won’t assume that someone else’s negativity is because of something I did or said, even if I’m sure it’s my fault.

9. I won’t spend time with anyone that doesn’t want to spend time with me. There’s no future in being someone’s “obligation.”

10. I won’t let myself absorb the attitude of those around me.

11. I will speak my mind, even if it offends.

12. I will try not to offend, but I won’t take it personally when people object to my opinion.

13. I will not get sick. Not even a cold. Not even a sniffle. I don’t believe in sickness. Mind over matter.

14. I will eat better and try to save my ailing gall bladder.

15. I will put my expectations of myself above other’s expectations.

16. I will set reasonable goals that do not result in mental breakdown, bitterness, alienation of friends, bizarre behavior, or any other things that result from setting and attaining ridiculous goals.

17. I will get nothing but A’s in my Master’s classes, because if I’m going to do something, I’m going to do it excellently.

18. I will try to spend less time with my computer and more time with people I like.

19. I will value those that go out of their way for me, not those I go out of my way for. (God only knows why these aren’t the same people…)

20. I will have people over to my house and cook for them. I’m sweet like that.

21. I will not let the world beat my contentedness, happiness, or generosity out of me.

22. I will introduce myself to total strangers instead of talking only to people I already know. Even if it kills me.

23. I will learn to make gravy.

24. I will ask a girl out if I like her, even if she says no and then avoids me for the rest of eternity. (Thanks to the Pizza Shoppe waitress for that insight…)

25. I will go to a chiropractor instead of taking 16 Tylenols every day.

26. I will have a drink whenever I want to. 1 drink.

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That’s all I can think of right now, but I think it’s a pretty good list.

  27 comments for “My 2005 Resolutions

  1. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Kalisa Happy new(ish) year, Incredipete! Yo, I really do dig your new colors and layout!

  2. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: mental dude. ‘member the days when updates were EVERY F’IN day and we were all like, “read me”, “no you read me”, “no dude, you read me” and whatnot. So whatnot bro? Where the F are you? End gangsta/surfer motif.

  3. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: David That is the best list I’ve ever seen. I am jealous.

  4. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: warcrygirl HRT, plump thighs are good; thunder thighs are scary. And just wrong.

  5. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Ah yes, but Roger, isn’t that what new year’s resolutions are all about?

  6. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Roger That you should spend so time and energy listing out goals of such unattainability (is there such a word?) ensures your list sees the inside of the waste bin by January 3rd. Best of luck Incredipete. You’ll need it!

  7. hrt
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: hrt so when i opened up your latest and greatest new page layout, the window was pushed over to the side just a bit so that the title of your diary said:

  8. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Wendy In a word, the new layout is HYPE! Incredijob there Incredipetester.

  9. BJD
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: BJD I think the new layout already meets your “I’m not going to do it if it isn’t excellent” resolution. The new layout is top drawer, and your resolutions will make for a pretty good year – and life.

  10. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Andy “Wow Mom, This Gravy Tastes Better Than God’s Sweat.” — Bart Simpson

  11. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT …or the dirty mind you.

  12. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Not that I have anything against the gay.

  13. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Do you know how hard that was to say and not have it come out sounding gay and dirty.

  14. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Especially on your bald noggin.

  15. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Resolution #27: Always wear sunscreen.

  16. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete I’m fond of all of them. Gravy is best left to professionals… I guess you didn’t understand… I want to BE a gravy professional.

  17. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Andy Gravy is best left to proffesionals. And my IMHO, #2, you can have both. Why must you choose either, or? Somehting is wrong if you must choose. I liked the old layout with the N.E PAts logo and statement. :^)

  18. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Anisettekiss I like number 22 tons and tons. I’m a little concerned that 17 might cancel out 16. Beeee careful Lovey. xoxo

  19. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Teets Lofty goals… and a whole lot of em! I like the new layout.

  20. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: GoingLoopy I’m going to join the “I like the new layout” brigade. And your resolutions sound good, even though I personally don’t believe in New Year’s Resolutions. Unless they’re shit like “get laid” or “smoke more.” Hehehe.

  21. Meg
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Meg #1)I like the new layout. #2)I find the one about not taking friends for granted (I don’t remember which number now….) especially productive. That one, and the one about not wasting time on people who aren’t deserving…. Maybe that one should be on my list too.

  22. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: odaresilv Hey, how about coming over to my place and helping me with my list. It’s not nearly as long but needs to be! 🙂

  23. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Gracey Incredipete I like the new layout. I like your list except #6. Does the word forgiveness mean anything you. I know it does. I hope I know you better than that. I hope you have a great year. Blessing on your head my friend.

  24. HRT
    November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: HRT Why? (warcrygirl) Where I come from thick thighs are a delicacy! Especially if they are attached to a round juicy butt-shaped butt. (as opposed to a board shaped butt, which seems to be prevalent these days).

  25. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: Incredipete Gravy is very important to survival. Number 11 is essential if you happen to be a jackass like me…

  26. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: mental I like the new layout. And #23 is a must. I mean really…why live if ye can’t master gravy???!!!

  27. November 30, -0001 at 12:00 am

    AUTHOR: warcrygirl I think you’ve already mastered #11 dear…:) I like your list better; all I want is thin thighs.

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