New Year’s Resolutions 2010

Technically, there are still 14 hours until 2009 ends in my neck of the woods.  However, I wanted to reflect on last year’s resolutions so I can do any last-minute penance while there’s still time. Just kidding.

In 2009, I wanted to:

  • Continue to improve my relationship with Corey.
  • Read The Book of Mormon.
  • Go back to school.
  • Read at least 30 books.
  • Lose 100 pounds.

I actually did really well with my resolutions this year.  I’m quite proud of myself really.  I only missed one of my goals, but I started the ball rolling to make it a reality for 2010.

I feel like my relationship with Corey has definitely improved.  We’re communicating better and I think we’re both doing better at not being so co-dependent or selfish.  I know our relationship can continue to improve, but I think that’s going to be a lifelong project and accomplishment.

I started reading The Book of Mormon at the end of March and I finished it a week before Thanksgiving.  I’m really glad I accomplished this goal since I just gave up in 2008.  I think being so faithful in my reading helped me a lot this year.

I didn’t make it back to school in 2009, but I’m returning in less than a week!  I’m really excited and nervous at the same time.  I have a lot of irrational worries plaguing me right now.  I’m pretty sure once I start school on Monday, I’ll be okay … hopefully.  What are my irrational worries?  That’s a story for another post, maybe in a couple of days.

During the months of January, February, and March, I read three books each month.  In April, I only read two, but I made up for that by reading five in May.  In June and July, I only read one book each month.  But, I read another three in August.  I went back down to two for September and only one for October.  I jumped up to four books in November and read my typical three this month.  How many books does that mean I read?  (I really want to do a Clue reference here, but my math is much longer than the math in Clue. Sad.) Anyway, I read 31 books! Not only did I meet my goal, I exceeded it!  I’m very proud of myself! I also kept track of the number of pages I read.  My total page count is 11,995. That’s an average of almost 400 pages per book.

I didn’t lose 100 pounds this year, but I realize now that was unrealistic.  I did lose 33.4 pounds.  (I’m still fluctuating between 30 and 35 pounds.)  I know this is only a third of my original goal, but I feel like I’ve done an awesome job because losing weight is hard!

As for 2010, I have similar goals from 2009 that I want to accomplish.  I want to:

  • Continue to improve my relationship with Corey.
  • Read The New Testament.
  • Go back to school.
  • Read at least 35 books.
  • Lose another 30 pounds.
  • Go to church regularly (every week).

Hopefully, I’ll be as successful in the coming year as I was this year.

Anyway, I hope you have a great holiday and I wish you great success in the new year!  Have fun and stay safe tonight!