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Top Ten New Years Resolutions
I’m not really a big fan of resolutions, but I like goals so here are my goals (and they are not necessarily relegated to just 2016)
1. The Bookshelf
I have this beautiful bookshelf that my uncle made me that houses all of my read books (excluding mass market paperbacks because they aren’t the right size). I’m trying to cut back on what I own so I made a promise to myself (and my mother) two summers ago that I would never have more read books than fit on that shelf. I’ve done two purges and feel pretty good, but now…. Not so much. I am nearing capacity which means I need another purge.
I am hoping to cut my TBR down by 50% by either reading or weeding. This goes along with cutting back, I just need less stuff, and some of these books have been on my TBR shelf since before I started blogging. It’s time to figure out if they even interest me anymore.
3. No more soda
I’ve quit soda few times, including this past year, but the beginning of the school year really got to me and soda was my go to. I’ve had two blood tests done this year and both times my glucose came back at 99 and it’s supposed to be between 65-99. Since both my parents have some form of diabetes I need to keep that in check so the soda has to go. And probably some other stuff too, but I’m starting there.
4. Improve my 10k time
5 years ago I did the Monument Ave 10k. I also did it last year and just missed breaking my first time by 30 seconds. So frustrating! My goal this year is to break that time, which also means that I have to lose some weight because no way am I going to break that time 25 lbs heavier than I was 5 years ago.
5. Look for a new school
I’m not particularly happy at my current school and since it’s a 40 minute drive I feel like at the very least I could be unhappy closer to home. We’ll see what happens, but I am hoping to get into a new school. I’ll miss my redneck students but I need to do what’s right for me.
6. Save money
I’ve had a lot of expenses this year and money is tight. I came across the 52 Week Money Challenge on Facebook and thought this looked like something I could easily do.
7. Calm down the fears
Honestly I’m not sure how to go about doing this, but in recent years I am becoming increasingly worried about all the things. Then the worry builds on other worries and I just kind of freak out. I’m not sure how to combat this, but I need to relax.
8. Cut back on social media
I spend way to much time checking Facebook and sometimes Twitter. I need to cut back. I’m hoping that I can do this on my own, but if need be I’m going to remove the apps from my phone as that is where I check most often.
What are your 2016 Goals?