Thursday, January 5, 2012


Every year people say all kinds of resolutions around this time of year. Most of the time, people follow them for a few days or a few weeks and then forget all about them. I also do resolutions, but I always write mine down and put them as magazine pictures, words, and drawings on poster board. Then I hang it up in my bedroom to look at all year long, so that I don't forget them. I also call it goals and aspirations instead of resolutions, makes more sense to me. Here were my goals for last year:

* Eat healthier (achieved)
* Read 52 books (not achieved, but I did read more)
* Run my first 5K (achieved on 9/10/11, my time was 28:41)
* Maintain a high GPA (achieved)
* Reach 100 credits earned (achieved, now at 111)
* Get more sleep (majorly failed this one)

For the most part I was happy with what I did, here is what I hope to do this year:

* Continue my healthier lifestyle
* Get 7-8 hours a sleep each night (Until about a week ago I averaged around 6, sometimes less. Now getting 7-8 hours and feeling much better. Also drinking less coffee and diet soda.)
* Maintain my high GPA and reach senior status (I attend a quarter system university, so 130 credits is senior status and 180 is what I need to graduate. Currently at 111 credits)
* Run more 5K's and attempt one longer race in the fall (10K or 1/2 marathon). (Starting training for 2nd 5K this week).
* Work on marriage and see what is working and what isn't working (we get along like best friends, but have had a few "bedroom" issues in recent months that need some work.)
* Stop taking my family's problems personally, they usually have nothing to do with me and aren't my fault.

I think that about wraps it up for me. Pretty happy with where things are for the most part. Just continuously working on myself and my situations to make things even better and to make myself into an even better person. Change must come from within and we only have control over ourselves and our reactions to situations and circumstances.