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Resolutions I should make

Years ago, I gave up making new year's resolutions. I pretty much never keep them, at least not for more than a few months, so why set myself up for failure? This year, I decided to instead list resolutions I should make, but won't (except for number 3, which I clearly need to do). Here goes:

  1. Eat better
  2. Exercise more
  3. Find a job
  4. Spend less time on the computer
  5. Be a more consistent parent when it comes to discipline
  6. Read books
  7. Volunteer some place in addition to Jordan's school and my church

I am sure there are others I can come up with if I spent more than a few minutes thinking about it. But since I don't plan to do any of them (again, except for number 3, which I would love not to do, but probably cannot avoid), why tax my brain coming up with them?

Anyway, I wish all of you a great 2010 (I am pronouncing it twenty-ten, by the way. How about you?)!

Oh, and wouldn't you just know it, I checked and at the end of 2008, I wrote a post entitled "Resolutions I should make." Perhaps I should add "improve memory" or "come up with more original ideas" to my list. Oh, well. At least I have different ideas this year. Not that I will keep any of them...


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