Greetings everyone. As you may well be aware, it is now the year 2011. The year 2010 came to a dramatic close at 11:59 when we all stared at the clock watching the last few seconds of the pass by and we entered the new year. It usually at times like theses where we take time to reflect on what we’ve accomplished in the previous year and judge whether or not we did a job or if we are left wanting.I am normally not that sentimental. I spend maybe a little time to think back a few moments that stood out in my mind. Most of the time, the memories are all positive. It isn’t like I never had a bad day in the past year, it is just I have a hard time focusing on the bad. Why dwell on something negative?
The same goes with 2010. 2010 has probably been the greatest year of my life. I have done so much this year that it is hard to not view it as a success. I moved halfway across the country to pursue a career with The Walt Disney Company and finally moved out from under the care of parents and now live on my own. I have made a bunch of new friends and am looking forward to the rest of my life living in Southern California.
However, I do know that there are a few things about myself that I can improve on. That is my aim for the next year. Isn’t it everyone’s? We all make ‘resolutions’ about how we are going to one thing or another to improve ourselves and more often than not we hardly make it out of the month of January with our resolution intact. I won’t claim to do anything different, but I do aim to make small gains in the areas where I find myself lacking.
First of all, I don’t eat necessarily healthy at all. I don’t eat fast food as much as I used too and since moving to California, fried foods have been almost non-existent in my diet. However, I still drink probably far too much soda than what is healthy for you (which is none at all) and the food that I do eat also don’t constitute a balanced diet either. I am not going to claim that I will drastically change my diet, but if I can by the end of the year, improve the quality of the food I eat I will consider it an improvement. This would most likely benefit from actually cooking food instead microwaving meals and having more than peanut butter sandwiches for lunch. In short, I would like to be a better cook by the end of the year.
Secondly, which ties into the first resolution, I want to exercise more. I used to run all the time when I lived in Kentucky. I had a YMCA membership for a while and went to their gym regularly to exercise, then when I canceled my membership, I still tried to run about 3 miles a day (which was from my house to Wal*Mart and back). Since moving to California, I have done very little exercise if any at all. I am planning on getting a bicycle to commute to work. Since I live only about 3 miles from work, I figure it would be good exercise for me. Plus save me some money from having to drive my car constantly. Yay for being Green!
Thirdly, I’d like to get better at finishing the projects I start. As you may well know, I am not really good at updating at a regular intervals. I tried for three months to update every other day on this blog and that failed spectacularly and then I said I’d update more and that also didn’t happen. I also have a vlog on youtube. I wanted to be able to update that at a regular pace, while that hasn’t really failed yet (have at least for the past few months updated every single week), I have been neglecting it a bit. I also have a tumblr where I document my pal, Pascal, in different places. I am also pursuing a creative project with my sister, both of us are notorious about abandoning projects. I hope by the end of the year to be consistently updating my internet projects and get better at making time for them.
So here’s to the next year! Let’s hope I can keep at it!