I’m not a big resolution-maker. My resolve typically dissolves about two or three days after I’ve declared my new-year intentions.
Despite that, I’d like to share some of my resolutions for 2010 with you, my blog-friends. The reason is two-fold: First, perhaps sharing these with the world will create accountability (unlikely). Secondly, I’m tired of seeing dancing Santas, and this is an easy post to write.
So, in no particular order, here are my 2010 resolutions:
- Finish what I start. Too often, I get excited about a project, blog post or book, but the enthusiasm wanes and so does my attention. In 2010, I want to make sure that I stick through to the end and finish what
- Read at least two books a month. I think I finished three five books in 2009. That’s pretty pathetic. I love reading, but it seems the only time I make to read is right before bed, which is hardly sufficient or optimal. I’d like to read at least two books a month – one fiction, one non-fiction. That’s not very many, so hopefully this one I can stick with. To follow the books I’m currently reading, and my invaluable opinions on the quality of the books, follow me at Goodreads.
- Create margins. At church this week, Paul Hill talked about creating margins in our lives. He suggested that leading a busy life is sinful. I have a post percolating about that topic, but for now, let’s just say that I’d like to create some white space in my life, and find a way to be, as my former employers described it, “restfully available.”
- Write more. I like to write. I’ve been told that I’m not awful at it. But I simply don’t do it enough. So I’d like to write more blog posts, creatively at work and, just for fun, perhaps even a little fiction.
- Be nicer. Hayley says that I’m too hard on myself, and that’s probably true, but I think that I’d like to be nicer to people. Particularly those I’m close to. My sense of humor is sarcastic, I’m extremely critical and I jokingly, playfully make fun and mess with the people I love. While I don’t plan on ripping those aspects out of my life, I’d like to tone them down a bit.
- Be more consistent with Hurts So Good Films. I haven’t talked about Hurts So Good Films here yet (I will), but it’s a fun little side-effort I have going on. It started out as a fun idea, and has grown to develop a small, but devoted following. Unfortunately, I’ve allowed other responsibilities and my distractions keep me from consistently showing a horribly fun film. I’d like to remedy that.
So there you have it. Six resolutions. We’ll see how long they last.
Here’s to a great 2010!
Image credits: Klement Grgić