2009: Moving Forward

Cool year. I lived with family, roommates and on my own. I went on three trips to places I have never been before, for about 2 months of travel. I met people from almost every continent, learned to spend less and care more. These are my resolutions that I had written up at the beginning of this year:

  1. Get those tattoos.
  2. Start a 5-year project.
  3. Read at least one book per month.
  4. Talk less when it’s not necessary and more when it is.
  5. Eat healthier and cook more.

I can check off 1, 5 and 6. I haven’t yet started a 5-year project, although I’m getting towards something that I can feel confident spending that amount of time on. I only read, off the top of my head, about half-a-dozen books. Number four isn’t really measurable. I know what I meant but it’s hard to gauge success.

I find it easy to get lost in the day-to-day, the banal repetition. This holiday was a good chance to relax with family and discuss what it is I want to be doing in the future. Big picture stuff. My resolutions for 2010 won’t be anything grand scale, but, like last year, smaller, simpler goals that are easier to track and project over a year.

  1. Start a 5-year project.
  2. Read one book each month.
  3. Put 10% away.
  4. Eat healthily, consistently.
  5. Engage in at least one hour of heavy physical activity every week.

We’ll see how I do.