REALISTIC NEW YEAR'S RESOLUTIONS
- •Stop talking with my mouth fullI used to never do this but at some point I decided showing people the contents of my mouth was less of a drag then waiting 10 seconds for me to swallow before I could reply. 2016 is the year of sorry but I'm going to enjoy my food and you'll just have to chill a few more seconds before you find out how much longer I'll be in grad school (spoiler alert: FOREVER).
- •Stop beating around the bushJust ask someone for something or invite them to a place instead of kind of hinting around hoping they'll read between the lines and figure shit out. No one has time to play mind-reader, especially not me, so I don't know why I thought this way of doing things was somehow more polite?
- •Celebrate the small stuffOk I tried to do this at AGU after my poster went well but couldn't find ANYTHING at Chronicle Books I wanted (wtf is wrong with me; usually I want the whole store). I need to remember I still owe myself for that one and do something nice for myself when I get back to AZ.
- •Hit my steps goal on Fitbit every weekNot every day, because I've got to study for orals this semester, but I can go on an extra run or go on a nice hike to make up the deficit and then even out the week. I'm not going to do a "I'll work out X times a week" resolution because that hasn't worked in the past.
- •Be more vocally supportive of my boyfriendI don't tell him enough that he's awesome or voice my support of the various projects he's involved with that are close to his heart.
- •Apologize but not compulsivelyCould also be "apologize and mean it" because we/I often apologize reflexively and I think "I'm sorry" is now diluted. Don't say "I'm sorry" if you mean "pardon me" or "excuse me" or "bitch, what'd you say to me?"
- •3 hours a week devoted to a past timeNot 3 hours of FB or 3 hours of tv (although cripes I love tv) but 3 hours of reading FOR PLEASURE NOT JOURNAL ARTICLES or 3 hours of piano or 3 hours of coloring or 3 hours of putting together those cool metal models I bought this summer and haven't touched since, or some combination thereof.