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2009 New Year’s Resolution

I love the beginning of a new year because it’s, well, a fresh start. Really, we just change the number of the year we’re in, January 1 is just the day after December 31, just like January 2 is just the day after January 1, but we have celebrated the beginning of this new year for a long time, so I don’t feel silly for enjoying the newness of it.

Every new year, I take some time and evaluate the last year, then think about how I want to make my life better during the coming one. Last year, I made a rather extensive list of resolutions I wanted to work on,  and I worked on them throughout the year. I made many improvements in my life.  But I think I realized something over the last year that is more basic than the changes I made/tried to make/am still trying to make over the last year, and it is my one resolution this year.

This year, I will focus on what I am doing when I’m doing it.

If I can make that one improvment in my life, I will be incredibly more productive in every part of my life, a much better friend, and a more conscious person. It’s always been a problem for me, and I have tried to change it before, but like last year, I was always trying to change lots of other things at the same time. Ha, I couldn’t see it then, but what a contradiction.

Here’s to 2009, a new year, fresh starts, and all the great things to come.

5 thoughts on “2009 New Year’s Resolution

  1. xgravity23

    24 Jan on 2009 at 1:12

    @Daniel – Sounds like a good plan! Don’t forget about the mental aspect of spending though. I think it’s easy to get all caught up in the organizing, tabulating, and monitoring of your spending without working on changing the way you think about those Things you need and what it costs you in the long term. Remember that this is me being the proverbial pot and you the kettle, but I’m just trying to share what I’ve learned the hard way. :)

  2. Daniel

    12 Jan on 2009 at 21:15

    @xgravity23 – Going to make a budget in a spreadsheet and then track whatwe spend and put the actual amounts spent, so we can see where we need to add to the budget and where we can take away from it, excess goes to savings

  3. David Gross

    06 Jan on 2009 at 0:18

    Mine are various and numerous…maybe I should write them down. I’d like to see a story in print this year though (or at least pending).

  4. Daniel

    05 Jan on 2009 at 18:21

    Mine is to get my finances in order

    • xgravity23

      08 Jan on 2009 at 22:28

      @Daniel: What’s your plan?

      @David: Got one in the works?! That’s exciting!