Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Years Resoultions (a little belated post)

Last year, I failed miserably with my new years resolutions.

Resolution #1 I will read the scriptures everyday this year. I've been slacking as of late and need to write this down to achieve it.

Um...no. I tried, really, but everyday? Nope. Far from it.

Resolution #2
I will write for half an hour everyday, starting with when I return from Cairo (I know I should start now, but who am I kidding - I'm in Cairo and I didn't actually bring anything to write with).


Resolution #3 I will read at least 60 novels this year. I read 101 books last year, although several of them were children's books. I finished two on the plane coming to Egypt. You can follow my progress on GoodReads.

Completed! 112 books total with only about 10 being kids books.

Resolution #4 I will go on at least 2 dates a month this year. I dated a lot at the end of 2007, but haven't really dated much since Sarah and I broke up last year. That will change, especially when I get a girlfriend.


Resolution #5 I will write 5 children's books and submit at least 3 of them for publication. I've always had this for a goal, I've just never submitted any before.

Um....nope. None.

Resolution #6 I will blog at least two times a week this year. I should put everyday, but I don't want to shoot for the stars on this one. I wish I could be like Nancy in this feat, but it will take time. Two a week should be sufficient.

Also, no. Not even remotely close to completing this.

2/6 is not too bad, but I would've thought I would do better. Well, since I didn't review this and didn't have a way of tracking much, I pretty much failed. So, seeing how I made very specific and difficult goals, I will simplify a little bit this year and make them a little more mundane.

Resolution 1: I will not purchase another book this year until I read 50 of the books I already own. I can accept books as gifts, but I can't purchase any. (tracking on GoodReads)

Resoultion 2: I will play all the boardgames I own this year at least once. (I'm actually well on my way to completing this one). (tracking on BoardGameGeek)

Resolution 3: I will go to the temple once a month. More is ok. (no tracking needed)

Resolution 4:
I will budget and record what I spend. (tracking on Excel)

So, these goals are definitely reachable. They may not be totally, incredibly cool and involved, but they'll save me spiritually and money-wise and provide a little enjoyment.


Nancy said...

Okay, so I bombed the scripture goal last year, too. But...this year I have e-mail reminders every day with the scripture "assignment" attached and a recording of it if I want to listen instead. Which is cool. Because then at least I'm reading them. :)

I like it so far. You should look into it. Just don't accidentally sign up for the 36 DAY program because I did and I was like... "Wow. I read a lot of scriptures today. I don't know if I have time to read this much every day."

Well, that's because I read like nine chapters, which is a lot when you get interrupted every two seconds. Anyway.

Here is the link.

Good luck with your goals this year!

Diana said...

Good goal making skills David. I didn't know you were such a reader! That's amazing! And I didn't know boardgamegeek was a website, I will check it out. A couple in our ward own over 400 board games. I like them. I played a game called Dixit with them last night.
They also went to a boardgamegeek convention in TX or something and won a BIG and silly prize, it hangs on the mantle in their livingroom.
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