It’s time to make some changes around here. I’m not sure if these are true resolutions, in the “New Years” sense, because I have been moving towards them for a while now. Regardless, my culture does this silly little thing every new year and I figured I ought to understand my culture better! (Actually, I just made that up. Really, I just have no sense of individuality and can’t help following the crowd. Shiny.)
Anyways, the reason matters little. Here are my new year resolutions for 2011.
1. I resolve to read more. You see, when I was a child I was most punished for reading too much. A parent’s dream, yes? No. Apparently I should have been sleeping. Recently, I’ve realized how little I read now and how it has affected me. I want to sharpen my mind. I am well aware that education happens outside the classroom, and so much of it can be derived from the written word. And so, I will read. I will force myself to read until it becomes an addictive habit again, as it once was. And then I will read till I die.
2. I resolve to get better sleep, so that I will have longer to read before my aforementioned death. This would also tie in with an “improve academically” resolution, which I feel is far, far too vague to make into an actual resolution.
3. I resolve to sleep less in CWC. If this means I sit in the front with my teacher’s pet roommate, then so mote it be. I am also planning in taking more notes (gasp) which should help.
4. I resolve to watch at least three movies with Fran Kranz in them. Because I think I have a geek crush – this is the man who was Topher Brink on Dollhouse. “You, Topher, were chosen [to work here] because you had no morals.” And apparently he was in The Village, which I remember loving.
4b. I resolve to finish Stargate. SG-1 at least, and perhaps the others.
5. I resolve to make a snow man. An entire year gives me both winters to accomplish this. If anyone wants to help, let me know.
6. I resolve to go ice skating. Should this be 5b?
7. I resolve to explore Chicago extensively. Come with me?
8. I resolve to write more. (If you give me a blog topic, I may use it. I dare you.)
9. I resolve to love God more, and in doing so, grow closer to being who I am meant to be.
10. I resolve to be content with my relational status regardless of what it is. I also resolve to (try to) not make a fool out of myself in such matters anymore.
11. I resolve to hug more, and be chastised for it less.
12. I resolve to talk less and listen more. Which, incidentally, is something I have been working on already. Successful? That remains to be seen. And because I am very partial to the number 13…
13. I resolve to take care of myself. Because while there are people in my life who try to, except for the Lord I am the only one who can fully do that.
fyi-I resent that comment about sitting in the front. It was an exception, not a rule. And I am not a teacher’s pet.
I love you.
nice resolutions, its weird how sometimes we start to lack in areas when we get older, and miss them and only some go back and start to do the things they miss, which means its important to them. Esp. the reading and writing, dont know about the stargate though :p
Awesome blog…I think we can be blog pals…
Came here from AlwaysCoffee’s blog when I saw your comment about Greek :-) I so identify with comment #1! I used to read way too much, even hiding to read more when I was a child. But now I read a lot less :-( Good to meet you!
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