2014 goals

Clear skies finally. Sunset on Pantops.
Clear skies ahead.

How did I do on my 2013 goals?

2013 Goals

  1. Read 75 books. Check. Read 123.
  2. Read fewer books at a time; dare to re-read some things; concentrate on worthwhile tomes. I think so; I re-read several notable books and spent my time with hefty tomes.
  3. Accordingly, read Infinite Jest.
  4. Also, finish Proust. Goodbye, my love! It’s been a great six years.
  5. Take an adult ballet class, even if it kills me. I took two! I was terrible!
  6. Take a personal finance class. Nope.
  7. Take the Claritas investment fundamentals exam and don’t fail. I think I will fail. I didn’t fail!
  8. Read the Bible every week. This didn’t reliably happen.
  9. Train Pyrrha to be more comfortable around small children. (Accordingly, here are Pyrrha’s 2013 goals.) This also didn’t happen. You can’t exactly walk up to a parent of a toddler and say, “Hey, my German shepherd is scared of kids. Can she interact with your baby?” We need to figure this one out. May consult our trainer for more advanced help.
  10. Wear pants less often. Maybe? I didn’t really wear any pants all summer.

Christmas in Norwood

And now for this year. Here’s what I’d like to accomplish:

2014 Goals

  1. Read 100 books.
  2. Read through the Bible in a year.
  3. Make exercise a regular part of my life. (Even if I can only walk for 30 minutes a day, do SOMETHING.)
  4. Get strong. Do some kind of strength training?
  5. Buy a bike and use it to run errands around town or to get to work.
  6. Eat meat only once a week. (Excluding fish.)
  7. Keep a tidy, peaceful home.
  8. Read at least three-fourths of each New Yorker issue I receive.
  9. Be a better businesswoman, regarding my calligraphy studio.
  10. Continue weeding colors out of and cultivating a minimalistic wardrobe.

What are your resolutions for the coming year?

2012 Resolutions

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In 2012, I resolve to:

  1. Adopt, raise, and train a healthy and happy dog.
  2. Keep running, even though I hate it.
  3. Read 75 books. (Down from last year, because I need to be less competitive with myself about my reading goals. I read like a maniac this year.)
  4. Stop interrupting people when they are talking.
  5. Take the GRE. Start thinking more seriously about whether to go to grad school.
  6. Go hiking more often.
  7. Make books of all received letters; get them out of those musty shoeboxes.
  8. Dress better; stop schlepping around in frumpy clothes.
  9. Memorize scripture.
  10. Call my family more often.
  11. Read that book of Japanese short stories in Japanese.
  12. Take a graduate-level English class at UVA, if feasible.
  13. Improve my calligraphy skills with the flexible nib.
  14. Spend more time with women.

How about you? Figured out any of your new year’s resolutions yet?