01 January 2008

2008: Five Reasons to Be Resolute

After writing my exposé on how my 2007 year went, I pondered what I wanted to change for the coming year. And so, I have compiled the following:
  1. 1 Soda per Month
    Since getting my new job, I've found myself consuming many more sodas than I ever had. So, to help my second New Year's resolution, I have decided to attempt to limit myself to having only 1 soda per month - effective immediately.
  2. The Standard "Lose Weight"
    Last year I had a resolution to start working out more often, but never really had a well-defined routine with a measurable goal. Add that to the fact that I had a really hard time ensuring that I would stick to my 3-day-a-week visit to the gym, I have decided to be a little more precise about my resolution. I have decided that I will keep to my routine and use the suggested routine given to me by my gym trainer cousin, and attempt to reach at either a) a weight between 180 and 200 lbs, or b) have myself look well toned. Every holiday I feel very guilty eating so many treats and goodies, but its the one time of the year that I am able to enjoy the best foods that my friends and family have to offer.
  3. Better Organization
    Every year, we make resolutions to make things more organized, but inevitably we tend veer away from our goal in exchange for simplicity and speed. Well, as my organization problems usually lie within the realms of the computer, I have decided to make a goal to ensure that I will maintain organizational habits so that, in the long run, I can make things easier to find and eventually make things faster for me.
  4. Better Money Management
    Every tax year, I stress out that I don't have enough money to pay for taxes and every Christmas season I have to really bite the bullet to buy gifts for everyone in my large family. However, this year I hope to begin saving enough money for not only Christmas and taxes, but also for school, for a vacation, and hopefully enough for the marriage ceremony. In a more monetary sense, I hope to amass more than 2 times as much as I currently have - hopefully.
  5. Complete Projects
    Last year I thought of many projects and began brainstorming for some of them that could either help me in my daily, hectic life, or even sell for small side-profits. My goal for 2008 is to either begin or finally finish those projects. And since I would like others to see my progress and offer suggestions, when they begin, I will start a blog for each one of the computer software projects that I work on and update them with the progress of each.

1 comment:

ajpapa.net said...

If you need any motivation for better money management I recommend reading this book "The Richest Man in Babylon". Classic. It is one of those books that teach you "Common sense is not always common knowledge."

Anyways good luck on keeping your resolutions.