04 December 2008

Checking in my resolutions

In a typically disorganized and scatter-brained manner, I laid out my 2008 New Year's resolutions in three separate posts (which can be viewed in entirety here, here and here). If you don't feel like clicking through, here is the gist:
  1. Either live closer to work or work closer to home.
  2. Spend less time worrying about Gabriel and more time enjoying him.
  3. Work out a schedule and routine that allows for time at the gym and time with friends without taking time away from Gabey.
  4. Pay off credit card.
  5. Keep house tidy (tidier?).
  6. Cook real dinner during the week.
  7. Enjoy.
  8. Make morally unambiguous choices.
  9. Have more sex.
  10. Increase job satisfaction, be it by changing jobs, changing my hours, or both (with a Personal Deadline: March 17, 2008).
(Although for items 8 and 9 you may want to read the original post, because there is SOME explanation)
So. How did I do?
  1. Accomplished. I moved to SC, which is "home," and I live about two minutes from work. Check.
  2. I think this is accomplished although difficult to gauge. I think that I'm a generally happier person now that I'm not living in Chico, and I think that makes me less stressed, and therefore more wont to enjoy. Eh, but I'm not sure. I worry a lot.
  3. Living near my parents has allowed for a lot less headache when making time for friends, because I no longer have to depend on Flakey McFlakington Father Figure to step up for me, so that's definitely happened. The gym? Has not. I walk at lunch. Does that count?
  4. I had to spend a lot of unexpected money this year, so my credit cards still exist, but I have substantially reduced how much money I owe, so that's good. I'm hoping to cut them out entirely by the end of 2009.
  5. Eh, this is more or less the same. My house is somewhat tidier because I have dishwasher and washer/dryer, so that stuff doesn't pile up, but it's also somewhat less tidy because I still don't have any bookshelves, which means I have piles and stacks of books in every room.
  6. Nope. Although Gabriel gets a balanced meal every night. Well. Every night that he's in my care.
  7. I tried. And I think I've been pretty successful.
  8. Accomplished. Shades of gray have been eliminated.
  9. Eh. This went well for the first half of the year, but I haven't been dating at all lately, and that...sucks. Oh well.
  10. Okay so I DID change jobs, and this one is NOT soul-sucking, and you know the greatest part? My first day of work at my new job was March 17, 2008.


  1. You did better than me sweetheart. I didn't follow through on anything this year. =(

  2. Everyone could benefit from having more of The Sex.

  3. The fact that you even remember your resolutions for more than 5 minutes? Impressive. I don't even write mine down...

  4. you did great!!!

    everyone should be allowed to slide on a couple resolutions!

  5. Well done. For the record my life improved greatly with the elimination os shades of grey.

  6. impressive

    i am not sure if i should try to emulate your thoughtfulness in compiling my list or just ask you to tackle my resolutions

    you are a machine

    on number 9 - keep looking -- just the other day i was wondering why i don't just cultivate friends who could be friend with benefits and not worry about the relationship thing

  7. Ditto on No. 9. I think that one's universal.

  8. Good time to assess. Moving and having a job that isn't Soul-sucking is key.

  9. Wow that is a serious list. You're making progress. that's what counts.