2015 Resolutions (or at least momentary good intentions)

Out with the old, and in with the new. A whole year is ahead of us, to do whatever we want. Get healthy, de-clutter our lives, save money, finally read that book… Of course, most of us put these goals to the wayside within a few weeks, but every once in a while, we follow through.

Sticking with tradition, here are my goals for the coming year. It is a glimpse into what you will find in my blog over the coming months (hopefully). I admit, the chances of me sticking to them are slim, but if I manage to see through even just one of them, I shall consider 2015 a success. Perhaps, with the help of my supporters, I will be held more accountable. Who knows, maybe it will even help someone stay motivated.
Here is to a new year, a fresh start, and a continuation of the wonderful things already in our lives. Cheers!

Flagstaff, Arizona - Photo taken by Steve Woodward

Flagstaff, Arizona – Photo taken by Steve Woodward

2015 Resolutions

1. Write more! Work on my blog! Work on my book! Write, write, write!
2. Read all eight books on Neil deGrasse Tyson’s Every Intelligent Person on the Planet Should Read list. Scratch that. Let’s read at least one. Two, if I’m feeling ambitious.
3. How about, just read more! Over the last year, I’ve watched pretty much everything available on Netflix, yet my book pile keeps getting taller. Time to fix that.
4. Up-Cycle. Pinterest inspires me on a weekly basis. In fact, I have a whole board dedicated to this. First project is refurnishing a set of drawers I have.
5. Start a happiness jar. Heard about one of these from Elizabeth Gilbert (author of Eat. Pray. Love.). More on this tomorrow!
6. Finish watching Cosmos. This is a fantastic show everyone must watch. It covers everything you need to know about the known universe. By the end of each episode, you feel very tiny, but the insights you gain are worth it.
7. Explore dietary options. There are a lot of theories about what the best diet is for people to be on. I would like to try them and see what is realistic and/or helpful.
8. Go on more hikes. There is nothing better than getting exercise, while enjoying the great outdoors.
9. Investigate home remedies. Trying natural solutions to problems, whether it is using olive oil to revive my dry hair, creating a sugar scrub to remove dry skin, or drinking ginger tea for an upset stomach.
10. Inspire. I really hope, someone reads my blog and goes, “That doesn’t seem too bad. I want to try that too.” If I can get one person to this, I will feel like all of this is worth it.


One thought on “2015 Resolutions (or at least momentary good intentions)

  1. mcdsteph says:

    I look forward to your posts. We have been doing the happiness jar for a few years and love it. We do it at the end of our son’s school year, instead of new yesr’s eve. Our “year” seems more related to that at the moment. Looking forward to sharing a happy and healthy new year with you.

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