I have never been one to make resolutions – mostly because I don’t really enjoy failing at things. I have only made one successful resolution in the past and that was to try something new every month. I could repeat that resolution, but I can’t think of twelve new things that I really want to try. Anyway, my point is resolutions aren’t really my shtick – I usually can’t even stick to them for a day so a year is out of the question.
This year I decided to attempt to make some resolutions and I figured the trick to being successful at keeping them was to be super specific. My first resolution is to be more healthy, specifically by following the training schedule I printed off from Runner’s world, which means running every Tuesday, Thursday, and Sunday and cross-training with yoga. I also specified only three excuses that were valid for me missing my workouts: 1. I have a test or project due that week, 2. Family emergency, and 3. I feel nauseous. Of course, on Sunday I really didn’t feel like running so instead I pretended I was nauseous – see how well that works! But I haven’t given up – I will run today and from now on NO EXCUSES! Actually, I just thought of a fourth excuse – I really can’t run if the weather isn’t permitting aka no running in snow or thunderstorms, but other than that I HAVE to run. HAVE TO. Do you hear that Megan?! You HAVE to run today. Man, I hope it starts raining…
I also might give up soda at some point this year, but I wouldn’t get my hopes up if I were you – that stuff is like crack cocaine to me. Seriously, if for some horrific reason Diet Cherry Pepsi was made illegal tomorrow I would be out on the streets giving blow jobs in an attempt to get my fix. So, yeah, I’d like to think in six months I would be willing to give it up, but I’m really not that optimistic about it.
My second resolution is to be more organized this year. I am quite scatterbrained, which makes everything I do a giant fiasco. My room, car, office all constantly look like they have been recently torn apart by a hurricane. So. I need to fix this, but given my complete lack of focus this is difficult. My plan so far is write everything down in my date book and I mean everything. For example, today I wrote down “Cook dinner” and I followed that up with exactly what I’m cooking because, you never know, it’s not beyond the realm of possibility that I would get home and absentmindedly turn on the TV only to discover there’s a Law and Order marathon on and next thing you know it’s 11 o’crotch and I haven’t moved from the couch or it’s possible that I would plan on making biscuits, but then absentmindedly start boiling water for no apparent reason. So obviously I need everything written down since my brain is never focused on what I am actually doing. While I’m at it I should probably schedule in sleeping because this whole surviving on six hours of sleep doesn’t really work for me – I mean yesterday I got on the freeway and had gone a couple exits before I registered that I was going north when I really needed to be going south – see? Scatterbrained.
My third resolution is more of a fun resolution: to be more adventurous with my style. I spend a fair amount of time (and by “fair” I mean ridiculous) perusing fashion mags and fashion blogs like The Sartorialist and Garance Dore and yet my style is way too conservative. I am just so much of a pussy I always go with the safe outfit, but this year will be different. This year I plan on wearing outfits that are “Sartorialist worthy”. Basically my goal is to try more daring and different combinations. Sooo those are my resolutions for 2009 feel free to take bets at how long it will take for me to fail.