Ok. Truth be told. There really IS something in my eye. And it's been there for awhile. And for all you wise guys (or girls) out there-- for clarification's sake:
1. NO! It's is NOT my finger.
2. It is not a tear. I only cry twice a year. I can't use them up already (seeing as to how it's only the first day of the year)
But-- this is all beside the point. The title ultimately has nothing to do with this post. Oh well.
Ok. It's a new year. Time for those so-called "resolution" things. According to my dad's sermon last week-- most people ultimately fail at keeping their resolutions. And it doesn't take us very long to do so.
Hard core fact #1: I did not fail my 2010 resolutions (that's right, admire the "s").
Hard core fact #2: I. am. awesome.
In fact, last year, instead of creating a measly 1 resolution that I would surely fail at-- I ended up creating 8 resolutions. (And no-- there is nothing in your eye-- that said 8-- you double checked didn't you?)
And here is how I roll:
1. Find a job. Yes. In fact, I didn't just find "a" job. I found 3. Now granted, none of them were the teaching job I wanted, but I blame the economy. In 2010 I worked at: MSU as a graduate student, McDonald's, and Wal-Mart (please don't laugh. They paid the bills.)
2. Write in journal daily. Now-- some days I may have forgotten and had to write twice the next day-- but every day of the year is accounted for. And that is the important thing, right? Nobody is perfect.
3. Cut back on road rage. Ok- I am still working on it. I think other people should make it their resolution to drive better.
4. Lose some weight. I did not set a goal weight. I knew if I set a goal I would only give up and disappoint myself like I've always done. Without the goal, I managed to lose 24 pounds. That's a lot more than I ever expected. And I dropped 2 pant sizes. Congratulations to me!
5. Do 2 things off my bucket list. Done and done! I saw Michael Buble in concert (swoon) AND played extreme laser tag (thanks to Heather and Stephen)
6. Go on a date. I really thought I would fail this one. But I got my date (June 7, 2010) and I got a boyfriend! Go figure.
7. Join a Bible study. This is another one that had various outcomes. I joined at least 2 Bible studies-- but because of relocation issues I never got to fully complete them. I am still counting this as a win, though.
8. Cut back on soda intake. As of today (January 1, 2011) it's been a year since I've had a drink of soda. I think this helped with the weight loss. Big time. And instead of soda I get my caffeine through coffee... Mmmmm...
So there you have it. I think I came out a winner. What resolutions did you set for yourself in 2010? Or what ones are you setting for 2011? Personally, I find it's best to aim high-- if you set the bar too low you won't feel the drive to accomplish anything. Or maybe that's just me.
Now if you'll excuse me... There's something in my eye.