Irresolute Year

Last year I didn’t make any New Year’s resolutions. The year before that I made some non-resolutions. How’d I do with those, over the course of the last two years?

  1. Go to the theater and see some good shows. It doesn’t have to be a Vegas-only experience!
    FAIL. Although Cats, Rent, Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked are all coming to Seattle next year, so I have lots of opportunity coming up.
     

  2. Get a pedicure once a month even in winter – and splurge on the extended foot massage.
    FAIL.
     

  3. Listen to new music every month.
    I did this, actually, with the help of iTunes and exposure to new stuff via Wii Rock Band and Guitar Hero.
     

  4. Spend less time at work and more time with friends and family.
    Epic FAIL. Sigh. A couple of colleagues and I are supporting each other on this in 2009.
     

  5. Do something creative every week just for the joy of it, e.g. make jewelry, write, paint, garden, do a home project, or a web project.
    FAIL. But I did complete NaNoWriMo again. :)
     

  6. Take more naps.
    FAIL. I hardly took any naps last year, although I’ve done a bit more in the last month.

One out of six is 16%, not exactly stellar performance. Apparently even non-resolutions are not for me.

Happy New Year!

3 Responses to “Irresolute Year”

  1. Nathan Says:

    I hereby resolve to not make any resolutions. A recipe for success!

  2. Bill Says:

    You need to slip a couple onto the list that you know will happen to get your percentage up. I might just put “Eat more bacon” on my list just so I’ll succeed with at least one of them.

  3. Jeri Says:

    Bill – great idea. How about, “Finally visit Alaska.” ;)