My New Year Resolution Checklist

January 31, 2010 · 6 comments

in 2010,Werty

Since the first month of the new year is coming to an end I guess I should wish everyone a happy new year, that and check one of the second checkbox on my blogging checklist on my New Years Resolution.

If you know me, you will know that I love a good checklist, and last year I decided to make a checklist for 2009 rather than some simple New Years Resolution like "be healthy" or "be nicer". My brain does not work like that. Instead I had to make numerous tasks and put a quantity that I needed to do. The goal of this was to improve my life.

I did not get everything completed but I did finish quite a few. Some of the more important ones last year were to start dating again, so my goal was to go on 24 dates. I actually did do this and met a nice lady in the process. There were some about travel, reading, camping, working out things like that. Overall I would say it was a success, but I did fail to meet many of the goals, just because I started really late in the year (I think I made the list in March) so time was already crunched, and it is hard to jump into some of the items without proper planning.

Here were my tasks for 2009:

  • Read 12 Books
  • Work out 120 Times
  • Go On 24 Dates
  • Try 12 New Restaurants
  • Try 12 New Bars
  • See 4 Other Countries
  • Go Swimming 3 Times
  • Go Camping 1 Time
  • Have People Over for Dinner 6 Times
  • Paint 4 Paintings
  • Make 24 Drawings
  • Take 24 Great Photos

And here is my actual list and what was completed:

Pretty good, right? Well at least enough for me to get one together this year, and start checking things off. Here is what I need to do / Plan on doing in 2010:

  • Work out 104 Times
  • 36 Blog Posts
  • Frame / Hang all art work
  • Hang out with friends 16 times
  • Do 12 Cheap Things In Chicago
  • Take 4 Classes
  • See 4 Other States
  • Go Swimming 1 Time
  • Go Camping 3 Times
  • Have People Over for Dinner 6 Times
  • Paint/Wallpaper 2 Rooms
  • 6 Art things
  • Volunteer 4 Times
  • Read 4 Books

Based on my experience from 2009 the major changes were to get rid of the art projects, reduce the workouts from 10 a month to 2 a week, replaced international travel with camping, more socializing, less reading (since I never find time to read), and added the volunteering and classes.

Even though I have been sick a week this month I did get the following done: 7 Work outs, 3 rooms have been painted (kitchen, bathroom and my office wall). I am looking forward to it warming up and hanging out with friends again. I hate doing anything in the winter. Looking forward to biking again and longer days.

What are your goals for 2010?

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dan 01.31.10 at 8:12 pm

good list and good luck buddy. i'm with ya on the frame/hang art. sent 4 pieces in to get framed, and going to hang up all my art when those're done. Been waiting for it to hang any7 of my art since I moved.

2 werty 01.31.10 at 8:29 pm

Thanks dude, I think most of the items should be feasible this year. That framing the items is going to cost a god damned fortune though. I have about 12 Items sitting on a shelf in my closet that need to be framed. I think it would be nice to have matching framing too, but I think it would be a bit out of the budget at the moment. I probably own 50+ pieces of art that I have collected over the years. How is your new place?

3 Ian 02.01.10 at 9:43 am

Concrete tasks. What a good idea. I'm pretty sure that this year I'll read a lot of books, start building another large-scale web app, try some new recipes, spend some summer days on the beach, do some gardening, travel to new england in the fall, and occupy myself with domestic responsibilities.

4 Sean 02.03.10 at 1:31 pm
5 enraged blog commentor 07.01.10 at 3:31 pm

How you doing on those 36 blog posts?

6 werty 07.01.10 at 3:37 pm

Not doing that great on it. Just wait until about nov/dec. What should I write about on here? I have nothing.

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