New Year Progress


I just read an article about the importance of checking in with your New Year resolutions to see if you are on track and maintain accountability. This sounds like a fabulous idea!

So how have I been doing? Well, let’s see. Here are my New Years resolutions as I posted them on December 31st, along with comments of how I am coming along.

I will tweet and update my Facebook status on a more regular basis with every thought that has ever occurred to me in case anyone needs to know these things. I will start right now by telling you I am extremely tired because it is way past my usual bed time (and what was I waiting for anyway? Was I expecting donuts to fall from the sky at midnight?).

I am getting better about it, but I don’t think I have reached my full potential of over sharing with everyone. A few more embarrassing blog posts accompanied by some pictures, and I will be on my merry way.

I will die my hair a different color every week. Do a Fifty Shades of Red montage.

We are in April, and since New Year’s Eve I have died my hair four times, and in only 2 different colors. I am like 12 shades of red behind.

I will spend less than $2000 a month at Starbucks. Coffee Bean could use some of my money too.

Not only have I been disbursing my money more evenly among Starbucks and the Coffee Bean, but Peet’s and Barclay’s have also been reaping the benefits.

I will drive closer to the speed limit. Much closer.

No speeding tickets this year! So far so good…

I will hold more grudges. I think I am entirely too forgiving, and some grudge holding could only do me good. This will lead to stress and perhaps some nagging, both of which I heard were extremely desirable traits in a woman.

I have not only developed a grudge, but it is against an entire institution, which should totally earn me some bonus points. Due to the high amounts of stress involved, I am on my way to becoming unbelievably desirable. Just wait until I pull my hair out! Now let’s see how long I can maintain said grudge… my goal is until the end of the month. Baby steps.

I will stop being so proactive. Everything will be last minute from now on. I will recklessly abandon all responsibility, let my children run like savages, and live like a wild woman. I am sure this will be a positive things for my career and overall wellbeing.

I was totally on course with this until the end of winter break. I went back to work and my little bubble of “doing nothing” just exploded everywhere. Never even saw it coming…

I will lose even more weight. Rumor has it anorexia will be all the rage in 2014.

This might be the only one I have successfully done, and hadn’t even tried. Mix in 60 hour work weeks with real life responsibilities, add a bit of stress, a dash of insomnia, and there! Instant weight loss!

I will blog more. Three times a day isn’t enough. In fact, I resolve to abandon my entire social life and just blog at all hours (while constantly updating all of my social profiles).

I have been pretty good about maintaining the blog daily, which may or may not be related to my recurring bouts of self-imposed hermitage.

I will save time, money and energy for the more important things in life (like blogging and grudge holding) by no longer cleaning my house. It will just get dirty again anyway, and since I plan on abandoning my social life in light of blogging, no one will ever know.

Who am I kidding? I am a total neat freak…

I will become addicted to something (other than blogging), and focus all of my remaining energy into it. And I don’t mean anything productive or beneficial like my endorphin addiction that gets me running every morning. No, this new addiction will be harmful (but not lethal in the short term). Then, next year I can make a resolution to kick the habit. (Great, hasn’t even been three minutes, and I have already broken the previous resolution to stop planning ahead).

I have become highly addicted to quizzes and articles on Buzzfeed. This, coupled with my previous Pinterest fetish, and I will be in Internet rehab by July.

Well, it appears I am making headway with my New Year resolutions. Not quite the disorderly mess I was originally hoping for (because who doesn’t want to resolve to be a disorderly mess?) but there is hope yet. Not to mention, the year is not even half way over. Who knows by August what mayhem will ensue!

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