I used to be a big fan of New Year's Resolutions. Think obsessive list-making freakazoid with multiple draft and then final versions of resolutions listed by theme and ranked by priority. And then over the past few years, I have walked away from it, maybe due to more self-awareness and ongoing conscious planning of goals and continual evolution, or maybe I couldn't find a pen.
Anyhoo, as the world is in such a wonky state these days (I blame Sarah Palin), I think that having a game plan for next year is a grand idea. Whether it is resolutions, or priorities, or some kind of northern star to aim towards, I think is a good time to re-start the resolutions. And yes I am going to be hyper-organized about it, so am starting today, more than a month early.
Here's what I have so far:
1- As K and I go forward into wedding and marriage, I will work on my communication skills and "us" partnership perspective, while acknowledging that Alfie (and, yes, step-dog Quinn) still rule the roost.
2- I will struggle to control myself and not strangle the architect/contractor building our house, much as he deserves it because of his lousy communication.
3- I will remember that pizza is not a breakfast food, at least not daily.
4- I will exercise more often (granted, easy goal, as comparing to this year as my base line).
5- I will remember that other people are allowed to (mistakenly) think they have the cutest dog in town.
6- I will wash my car more often, so before it looks like random glassy-eyed strangers crazy-glued sand, mud and assorted forensic CSI-looking crap all over it.
7- I will be more patient with stupid people who do not deserve my patience (I see an opportunity to revamp this wording)
8- I will obey speed limits and turn into the appropriate inside lane at intersections (though that is waaay less efficient than how I currently do it)
You will notice there is no cure for cancer on here... like I said, just a starting point...