Besides my new year’s blogging resolution I’ve actually made some other ones this year too. This is mostly inspired by Laura who has talked about resolutions a lot recently on her blog and she has convinced me that I should make some too.
1) Exercise. Right off the bat I am already copying Laura but three times a week seems like a reasonable goal to start out with (probably M,W,F when I only have one class). I don’t really like running (actually I could go on a rant about how much I hate running just for the sake of running, throw me a soccer ball or something!) so I’m planning on using the gym at the school and doing something outside (where I much rather be anyway). I also brought down my golf clubs so hopefully I can hit the driving range and maybe sneak onto a golf course ; ).
2) Manage my time better. Who didn’t see this one coming? I do own a planner, but it tends to get shoved to the side and so it is not very useful when I actually need it. So I’m not going to use the planner for daily stuff and use it for more long term dates and the bigger stuff I need to remember. For the daily stuff I am going to use my google calendar and plan out my week in advance so I can create designating times to work on school work for different classes. When I left things open ended I usually ended up using all my free time to do things that weren’t as important so the work never got done. There is also a detailed list of things to do that I have been working on for specific classes. I’ve always been a fly by the seat of my pants kind of person so sitting down and working on a structured list has been really hard for me, but I think it will help me in the long run.
3) Start a garden. This is something I’ve wanted to do for awhile, but since I live on campus was not really feasible. For my junior year I will be living off campus at a house where my friends already live. I was talking about it with my friend Carly and she said she wanted to redo the landscaping stuff in the front anyway so I probably could come over in the spring and start on the garden if I wanted. This project requires me to actually learn how to garden so I will have to do some reading (gardnening blogs!) and probably find a store around town that knows a thing or two. One of my goals is to spend more time outside so along with possibly exercising outside gardening will give me a reason to get out my room.
4) Give back to my family. Over the last few years my family has become increasingly important to me and this year I want do something for them. My plan is to take old family vhs tapes and converting them into a digital format. At DTLT they have the equipment to do it so I plan on sneaking in when I am not working to capture the film. This also requires me to find a good way to store all the files so I’ll probably be bothering people at work for thier opinion.
There are also little ones that I want to do, but for now this is good enough.