I’m not making resolutions this year.
because every year, I make some, and keep almost none of them.
I think the only one I kept last year was to take a vacation. and start a conversation group for German speakers ( I did get very conversational over the year, though not fluent. and my accent is not-so-great.)
the thing with resolutions is that priorities change. sometimes a goal only makes sense because it’s there to mask some other issue. for instance, like the goal of running 26 miles (which I never did, though I did get up to running ~15 miles. in february. when it’s really cold and icy and unpleasant here.) I don’t particularly like running. exercise is ok, but I’m just as happy with 3-4 miles or 45 minutes of working out. I just thought running was a good way to fill up time and a nice winter-anti-depressant. I could have just as easily gone tanning (vitamin D, not vanity) or traveled someplace warm. A more accurate goal would have been “find someway not to be depressed and miserable in the maine winter.”
This year I made business goals, and, since during the rest of 2009, say, march through september, I didn’t really exercise at all, in 2010 I’m going to start doing at least something again.
but I can say this: 2010 has started out better than any year ever.