New Year’s Resolutions!

If you’re rolling your eyes, get over it.

There are changes that I want need to make in my life, so I’m making some resolutions. In the past, I’ve been the type who has kind of looked down on the idea of New Year’s Resolutions because so few people ever stick to them, but this year I have some changes that I’m making and the calendar happens to be turning over when I make them, so I’m going with the typical name for them.

I’ve heard that sharing goals is a great way to create some sort of accountability for them, though I can’t say that that has really had an impact on me in the past. I think this time around I am actually looking to have a simple record of what I want to do. While it’s not the only reason I give up on goals, I think sometimes I simply forget that I’m working toward something long term when daily tasks get in my way. This post will serve as a reminder of what I’d like to do, as long as I remember to look back at it every now and then!

Enough with the explanation though, let’s talk about what I actually want to do!

I want to fail a lot more.

I have a really bad habit of not going for things that I don’t think I’ll get because I don’t want to deal with failing. I’ll be writing in more detail about this soon, but there’s the basic idea.

I want to lose weight.

I’m not even going to pretend that this isn’t a vanity thing. It is. I don’t like how my body looks right now and I know that I have the power to make it look like it used to, so I’d like to do that. I’m about 160 pounds now and a size 10 in Gap jeans. I’d like to get down to my Gap size 4, though if I build muscle while working the weight off, I don’t really care what the scale says when I’m there.

For those of you who think that a size 4 is too small, Gap sizes are cut a size larger than they are labeled, so that really means that I’m currently a 12 and would like to be a 6.

I’m going to find a new job.

I do not like my current job. Enough so that I sometimes cry when I walk out the door from the relief I feel.

My resume doesn’t really align with the things that I’d most like to do, but I am at the point of just needing something different, at least something better paying, so I’m not going quite so crazy.

I know I’m only 3 goals in, but this is getting a little long and I’m not even half way through my list, so this is now a part post! See you again tomorrow!