I realize this is a bit late, but I’m usually late with everything… and I’m ok with it! 🙂
I’m not the type of person who resolves to change who I am but I like to make goals for my upcoming year. If I don’t achieve the goals, I’m ok with it, but at least if gives me something to strive for and focus on throughout the year. I’ve also learned to keep the list simple if I plan to really work on it. Plus, I can always add something at any time of the year.
So here are my goals for this year so far:
- Get As in my final two classes this year and graduate in May!
- a 5k
- a 9k (it’s a specific race… I know it’s an odd number)
- and a 10k
- Celebrate my 10 year anniversary with my super awesome boyfriend
- Spend more time with friends (I really should make this more concrete so it feels like an action item and less like a hope… but I’m not quite sure how)
I have this general (most likely crazy) belief that Christmas cards are like a friendship grade at the end of the year.
This is what I call my “wall of popularity:”
These are the Christmas cards I received this year hanging up in my living room… and I’ll probably leave them up until February because they make me happy and they don’t take up any space.
I believe that if you don’t check in with your friends, and you don’t go to their events (birthday parties, weddings, fundraisers, what have you), and you don’t send them things like Christmas cards or birthday wishes or whatever, they will stop sending you Christmas cards which equates to them stopping thinking about you (at least as anything more than just a Facebook friend). Of course your best friends will still love you and not everyone sends cards, but your outer ring of friends will start to drop off.
And the more rings you lose, the fewer friends you have… and I don’t want to be friendless by 50!
Anyway, my popularity wall got smaller this year. I’m certain it’s because of 2 things:
- My holiday cards were so late
- I probably didn’t make enough time for some people this year
I need to do better next year! (aka this year, 2012)
So those are my goals. What are yours?