Happy New Year to all!
It doesn't feel like a whole year has gone by. But, I guess all the calendars wouldn't lie.
Or maybe they would. Maybe that's the kind of year we are going to have.
Most likely, I've just let another year go by without really paying attention. I tend to do that. Not that I have anything to show for my year. I'm not rich. I'm not that much skinnier. I'm still unwed and living in sin. My house is still falling apart. My dog is still...challenged. I'm still feuding with most of my neighbors.
It's been an awesome year.
In order to impress you guys, I'm now going to tell you all the ways I'm going to improve my life in 2011. I don't think anyone else is doing this type of post today, so you should appreciate my originality.
This year, I promise to try and make a reasonable attempt to...
...blog daily on both the Bitz and The BLitz. I actually want to get back to blogging regularly because it is something I really enjoy.
It's such an outlet for me and I want to devote more time to it. If it means I have to slack off more at work or let the laundry pile up a little higher, so be it.
...put myself out there in bloggy land a little more than I have been. Commenting and twittering and blog frogging is something I'm not very good at keeping up with. Sometimes it's a time issue.
Sometimes it's that I feel too intimidated by the 'fame' of others that I refrain from interaction. Silly, I know. It's one of my many issues.
An issue I plan to work on in 2011. After all, aren't we all here to meet new people and put ourselves out there?
...be nicer to all of those who set out to make my life a living hell. This includes neighbors, coworkers, random pajama clad grocery shoppers and all of the cat hoarder's cats.
This one might be a little difficult for me. I think you all know I have a slight anger/patience problem.
I'm not promising much here.
I just want to try and be that nicer person that's inside itching to get out.
I know she's in there. Jackassery just makes her hide.
...wear cuter pajamas and just generally step it up in the girlfriend department. I think MB deserves that. He puts up with a lot of nonsense between me and the pup.
He's a wonderful boyfriend (who happens to not know how to operate a clothes hamper but we won't talk about that - see above) and he deserves to be treated as such.
(MB: Some things are still off the table. You know what I'm talking about.)
...plan my freakin wedding already and make an honest man out of MB.
We've only been engaged since September 2006. It's time.
Yes, MB. Once it's out there on the interwebs, it's official. We can't back out now.
Yes, MB's Mom. You read that right. Get ready!
...restart the Couch to 5K and get my fat ass 'wedding dress' ready.
I also just want to feel good again. This hiatus from running has kicked my fat ass. I feel like crap.
...spend more time with the pup. I spend a great deal of time with her now, but I'd like to devote time each day for a little walk in the park, hike on the trails or just running around in the yard.
She is my little sidekick, after all. She deserves to have some fun.
...devote more time to my friendships. We all get busy and lose touch with people. It happens. I would like to make more of an effort to keep it from happening. My friends mean the world to me and I want to make sure they know that.
...ditto for my family. It's hard living so far away, and time just gets away from us. I need to make sure I devote time to those relationships too.
Without them, I would be nothing.
...save money! This is going to be a tough one, because of job uncertainties, higher taxes, higher gas prices, higher everything. It needs to be a priority for us though. We need to get our finances on track.
...relax and enjoy life a little more.
I tend to get super stressed out about things. Often, for no reason. It's just in my nature, I guess. I'm the fretter in the relationship.
However, I don't want to be like that.
I plan to try and take things in stride. Go with the flow. Be more positive.
This one may be hard for me too.
So, that's it.
That's what I want to work on this year.
I think it's a pretty good plan.
What are your plans?