The New Year is synonymous with starting over, creating goals, and deciding to make a change. Reflecting on the previous year, you usually realize you didn’t accomplish any of the resolutions you made January of the year before. This year will be different, you tell yourself. You have the idea that the new year will be better than the old one. This is the year!!
I don’t like resolutions. I never understood why you had to wait until January to make a change or try something new. What’s the point? Why not start in November when you got that crazy idea to begin with?
Except this year, Cam and I have a whole audience of about 5 people who read our little blog, so we thought it might be the perfect opportunity to reflect on what we accomplished last year and what we hope to accomplish next year.
Last year, we went through the painstaking trouble of combining all our stuff under one roof. We moved in together, in other words. We also both started new jobs that make us happier. The night before last, he gave me a beautiful ring. All things considered, it was a great year together and going to be hard to top!
Since I went through the trouble of creating this little blog to start writing regularly and have a creative outlet, we thought that we might as well come up with resolutions or goals for 2015. It would at least give me something to write about. So here goes…
2015 – the year of write more, read more, move more. I hope that writing on a regular basis will at least marginally improve my writing skills. You can be the judge of that. Cam and I decided that we needed to read more. Last year didn’t provide a lot of opportunities to read with our busy schedules. He has a goal of at least reading the books he received, started, or borrowed last year. That’s about 6 in all I think. Most are pretty heavy, so it’s fair. I’m a little more ambitious. I’ve signed up for a couple of reading challenges, including the Around the World Reading Challenge. I’ll be reading 4 books set in different countries to reach my goal as a Wayfarer Participant. I’ve also signed up for the 50 Classics Challenge. Luckily I have 5 years to complete the 50 classics, which are mostly classic and mostly sci-fi/fantasy. Each book I read, I will write a review of it on this blog.
We also might as well jump on the fitness bandwagon, too. In order to move more, I have my handy new fitbit to help keep me on track. I’ve only just played around with it a bit. It’s pretty accurate on monitoring my sleep at least. My goal is to run a couple of 5k races in 2015, so nothing too demanding. Cam will have the Zombies, Run! app on his phone to get him moving more. I have both the Couch to 5K and the regular Zombies, Run! Both very motivating and entertaining.
Maybe I should add “create more” to our resolutions. Cam’s goal is to build a new computer by the end of the year, if the finances allow. I hope to be able to pursue more creative endeavors as well. I’ll just leave it vague, because I’m not sure yet where my interests will take me at this point. Dusting off my sewing machine and searching for my knitting needles might be involved.
Sounds like it is going to be a packed year. That’s just the tip of the iceberg, just the little things to keep us from going insane. Next year will bring even more changes. We both hope to excel at our new careers in 2015. Our biggest goal is a bigger house. We are currently saving up money for a bigger place where we can have a garden, a dog, and game night with the friends. There’s no telling what else the year might bring.
What new and exciting things are you looking forward to in 2015?