Before I set new resolutions for 2009, I want to take a moment to reflect on the ones I set in 2008. Since I only had 5, it shouldn’t take too long. I said I wanted to cook at least 5 days a week. I accomplished that for about 8 months out of the year, which is actually quite an accomplishment. The other four months I got kind of lazy, but I’m already working on getting back in the saddle.
I said I wanted to have fun teaching instead of freaking out. Believe it or not, I also accomplished this one. I went into it with the idea that they must have picked me for a reason (even if it was simply desperation), so I must be qualified for the job. The only thing that was a little stressful was that a couple of my friends from when I was doing my MBA were IN the class. I won’t have that problem in 09.
Third, I said I would get married. Mission accomplished.
I said I wanted to try and focus on the big picture. My tendency to get bogged down in the details tends to get the best of me, but I did make some improvements. Last, I said I wouldn’t agree to do more crap than I could actually do. I have gotten really good at saying no to things (just ask Jenna), so I’d say I did alright. I agreed to play at the church more often than I thought I would, but I was enjoying it (in spite of the 7AM start time on Sundays).
So with a rather successful run in 2008, it’s time to set some for 2009.
1. I will get my blood pressure under control one way or another so that I won’t have a heart attack at 40 like my grandfather did.
2. I will turn in my taxes in April and have the horrible five-figure amount due paid by the end of the year.
3. I will go to at least 6 (one every other month) non-church/non-routine social events with Jenna. Gotta keep the wifey happy even if it means exiting my comfort zone. And for those of you laughing at the small number, keep in mind in 2005-2008 I went to zero.
4. I will prepare harder for the class I’m teaching this time because I don’t want to be boring.
5. I will play with my dogs outside when the weather is nice instead of just watching them play.
See you on the flip side.