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Tuesday, January 1, 2019

Resolutions - 2019

In keeping with tradition, I will make 10 resolutions for myself and 5 with regard to my children and never look at them again until nearly 2020. 2018 was a very big, very stressful year. Most of the resolutions will probably remain the same and I'll just try to keep them this time.

10) Drink 4 glasses of water a day.

Same as last year. I didn't keep it up last year, and I think it would really help me feel better.

9) Go to the gym and/or run consistently 3-4 times a week.

I want to keep this one too. I think I can do it this year.

8) Stop biting my nails

Keeping it. Every year I try.

7) Do something at least once a week to help those in need, or resist politically.

I'll try to keep track of this with the activist check-in posts.

6) Fix three things about the house

There is lots to fix. Last year I did the deck and the roof and the gutters. This year, maybe the driveway, the toilets and the bathroom grout? Maybe the lawn? Don't know!

5) Make $90,000 and/or get a full-time position somewhere.

This is a huge stretch. HUGE. I'd be happy with $80K again. I'd be over the moon with $85. I'd also be happy if I could grab a full-time job at a place. But, of course, that means I have to apply.

4) Publish 50 pieces and teach a full course load all year.

I'm going to keep this one. I got to 45 pieces, and I think I can bump it up to 50.

3) Get my passport and Portuguese citizenship (if not for me, at least for the girls).

Since I didn't do this last year, I'm going to try for it again.

2) Start a vegetable garden and keep it alive.

Way easier said than done.

1) Read 12 books.

My reading has taken a nose dive in recent years. I'm averaging 2-3 books a year at this point. I'd like to bump that up. It means I'd be relaxing a little more, too, which is always good.

For my kids and I, I resolve the following:

5) Get them to stop fighting all the time.

Lol. Every year we try.

4) Sign them up for separate activities they might enjoy.

One is really into basketball, maybe dance for the other? Sign them up and take them to their practices, etc.

3) Save $10,000 more each for them.

I'll be happy if I can manage 5K each, but 10 is the goal.

2) Spend at least 10 minutes with them, doing something they want to do every day.

It's amazing how hard this is to do.

1) Have them do chores every day.

Chores every day, because people do chores. But not my kids. LOL not my kids. Going to try this again this year.


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