Good Intentions

So it’s that time of year where we all pledge to quit things (coffee, smoking, drinking) or start doing things (read more, save money, go to the gym) or just strive to be a better person all around. After two weeks of reading 2013 recaps and 2014 resolutions, it’s very clear people either love making resolutions or think they’re absolutely dumb. I creeped back in my archives and found resolution posts for 2011/2012/2013 filled with aspirations to live a better life each year. Pretty sure those lists didn’t get revisited once the calendar flipped past March. Best laid plans, I suppose.

The road outside my house is paved with good intentions.

So this year, this dreaded wonderful first year of my thirties, the focus will be on different things than I’d normally put on a resolution/goals list. Instead of resolving to drink my body weight in water daily (which will probably happen anyway) or quit sugar (which will never happen in a million years), I want to finally get my passport. And master pivot tables and circular references in Excel. And finish decluttering + reorganizing the damn office. You know, adult-ish things.

I’m still trying to come up with something more clever than “30 Things for 30 Years”. HELP. Once the list is done and has a non-lame name, it’ll live on a separate page on the blog for all the world to see. Accountability, people! That’s why we put this crap on the internet, right? Then I’ll obviously shout it from the rooftops when I check one of those babies off the list.

Let’s dub 2014 as “The Year to Get Shit Done”. What big thing are YOU planning to tackle this year?

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6 Comments

  1. I like your plan for 2014. I made a list of things I’d like to accomplish, some attainable, some not, but really I want to be a better version of myself. Do what makes you happy this year, and if it doesn’t, change it.
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    • “Do what makes you happy this year, and if it doesn’t, change it.” <— love that!

      I think 2014 will have great things in store for you, you're going to smash those goals! 🙂

  2. I have no goals. Except maybe to stay employed and keep a roof over my head. Also to maintain more good hair days than bad. Also, to see the Veronica Mars movie. So I guess I do have goals!
    But seriously, you still haven’t clean out that office? LOL

    • Um, nope. Haven’t touched anything in there since the last update! And I’m not looking it up to find out when it was because I don’t want to be depressed.

  3. I agree. I stopped making resolutions too. Maybe because I know I won’t do them? Low expectations of me? Who knows? I just do what I can (like the water thing) because I have other things to worry about. 🙂

    So what’s this “30 Things for 30 Years”? Things to do when you turn 30?
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