I don’t think resolutions are dumb, nor do I think you make resolutions to break them.
I spent this morning thinking of my goals (focusing on marriage, being more prayerful, exercising my body & brain) and objectives (plan a weekly date night, pray every day, sign up for a race every quarter, read two books a month). That’s not a complete list, but a few examples. I had to pare down my complete list because it looked a bit overwhelming. Resolutions should be realistic, measurable, and achievable.
I’ve been productive gearing myself up for success. I signed up for an easy race on Superbowl Sunday. I applied for the NYC marathon. I emailed two volunteer opportunities (Meals on Wheels and Friends of the Elderly); we’ll see who gets back to me first.
2010 was an epic year. I got married. I turned 35. The Giants won the World Series. I hung out in a communist country. I have even higher hopes for 2011. Our spring honeymoon in Italy is going to be incredible. More mini-moons before and after the honeymoon. Getting back into volunteering. Running again. We’re prequalified for a second home and I told my real estate agent to be on the lookout.
I’m getting very excited.