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New Year’s Resolutions!

Saturday, January 02, 2010 - Me

Well, it’s that time of year again.

The very beginning of the year when almost everyone starts making resolutions that they’ll stick to for a week or so and then forget all about them while at a party and someone says, “Hey, didn’t you make a New Year’s resolution not to drink this year?”  Then, you tack on another couple of days and usually just give up saying, “Ugh! If I want to drink I will! No stupid resolution is going to stop me from getting drunk!”  The following morning when you wake up with the horrendous headache, you vow to never touch another drink … until the next party when the cycle repeats itself.

I don’t make those kinds of resolutions.  If I make a resolution, I stick to it.  I make feasible and intelligent resolutions that are also sensible.  After all, if a night cap a few days a week helps you sleep a little better after a rough day at work, why stop?  You’ll only cause yourself more issues in the long run.

This year, Jaime and I decided to make some resolutions together so that I can help him stick to them.  He apparently lacks will power when it comes to certain things.  *rolling eyes*

First and foremost, we are giving up all fast food with the very occasional exceptions of Raising Cane’s and drinks.  I can’t drink soft drinks, so I would only get a tea every now and then, anyway.  We have two reasons for giving up fast food:  One, it’s usually quite unhealthy.  Two, it gets expensive after a while.

Second, we’re both planning to budget our spending much better than we have in the past.  This includes giving myself a book allowance!  Yay for books!  Also, we both have a little bit of debt and we both would like to be debt free.  (Doesn’t everybody?!)  So, we both have plans to pay off whatever debt we have in full.

Third, because I got Jaime the World of Warcraft: The Adventure Game for Christmas, we are going to learn how to play the game.  We tried last night, but it’s extremely complicated.  Therefore, our third resolution is to learn to play the game.  Probably with my brother Joseph.  Oh, he’s also planning to get World of Warcraft: The Board Game, so we’re going to learn that game, too!

Fourth, Jaime would like to learn how to cook and (while I know how) I would like to start cooking more.  My mom has kindly granted us the use of her kitchen so that we can cook all we want!  :-D  Okay, she really didn’t, but she will!

Fifth, Jaime has resolved to read all seven Harry Potter books twice so as to absorb as much as possible.  He’s already up to the third book and already he’s trashing the movies and talking about how much better the books are!  I’m so proud of him!  And I will continue to encourage his reading and help him pick out books to read after he has finished with the Harry Potter set.

So, what are your resolutions for the new year?  Or, assuming that you have strong feelings against resolutions, why do you not make resolutions like the majority of the United States?

I hope everyone had a great New Year’s Eve and that their New Year started out with a bang!!  And maybe a kiss!  ;-)

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