It's no secret that I'm not big on making New Year's resolutions. I'm all for goals, but I just don't see any special significance in setting them at the turning of the calendar
Still, I suppose I do have a few things I'd like to accomplish in 2011. In no particular order, I'd like to:
- Beat SciFi Dad at Words with Friends. At least once.
- Earn my Yellow Belt in Kenpo. Maybe even my Orange Belt.
- See at least one "grown-up" movie in the theater. This is harder than it sounds. I seriously can't remember the last non-G-Rated movie we went to.
- Develop a get-out-of-debt plan that doesn't involve faking my own death.
- Comment more frequently on my favorite blogs. Which, for some strange reason, are all dad blogs. Is that weird?
- Write more. Here, yes. But also on my other personal writing projects. Because if I keep focusing only on the writing I get paid for, I'm pretty sure my brain will start to leak out of my ears before midsummer.
- Read more. Because the pile of books next to my bed is getting tall enough that if it topples over, it could trap or injure a pet or small child.
- And, of course, complete that annual update of the old Zombie Survival Plans.
New Year's Day: Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving the road to hell with them as usual. ~ Mark Twain
New Year's eve is like every other night; there is no pause in the march of the universe, no breathless moment of silence among created things that the passage of another twelve months may be noted; and yet no man has quite the same thoughts this evening that come with the coming of darkness on other nights. ~ Hamilton Wright Mabie
I think in terms of the day's resolutions, not the year's. ~ Henry Moore
One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this: To rise above the little things. ~John Burroughs