Before I get into what I want to do, let's take time to reflect on what I have done:
- started my job as a permanent employee as of Jan.2nd, 2012
- signed up for the gym and met with a personal trainer 2 - 3x a week from Feb to Oct
- cooked a lot more for my partner and I (partly because we were living in a place we couldn't afford)
- read a heck of a lot more than I had for some time
- continued with this blog, to the point I'm closing in on 100 posts
- started volunteering with SlutWalk Toronto in a more official capacity
- got back into volunteering on the crisis line for the Toronto Rape Crisis Centre/ Multicultural Women Against Rape
With all that in mind, my 2013 resolutions are:
- Keep working out on my own without the aid of a personal trainer. This is a huge hurdle because I am so easily demotivated and distracted. But, I refuse to let all the progress from working out with the trainer be lost, so I've got to make this happen. I feel better when I'm more active, it keeps repetitive stress injuries at bay, and it has kick-started my body into craving more healthy foods. I've even started eating (and craving) salads again. That's right, salads!
- Get my Server+ certification. I want to keep improving my IT skills and get more certs (I've got my A+, Network+ and Security+ at the moment), so 2013 is the year I've decided I'm getting that one. I've already got the study materials, I just need to get work to pay for my test and then pass it with my delicious, beautiful brain.
- Keep the blog as a tool to sort out my thoughts, entertain myself, and create stuff I want to share, not as another excuse to stress myself out. I'm not getting paid to blog, so I've made it a point to not feel guilty if I only post once a month or can't muster up the energy to respond to every single timely issue. I won't be posting any updates apologizing for absences or begging my readers to forgive me for having a life and not making blogging a priority.
- Participate in (and finish) 3DNC and NaNoWriMo
- Don't wait until the Labor Day to start writing
- Spend less time on the computer.
- Go vegan for real-real, not for play-play
- Get married without falling further, hopelessly into debt.
- Keep volunteering, but be careful not to over-extend myself until I burn out.