Another 365 days - 01.16.98|
Just the other day, I was holding an ongoing conversation with a friend of mine about New Years Resolutions. While she admitted to thinking about them quite a bit, I had to frankly admit that I hadn't given it an ounce of thought. In fact, it's one of those things that I've never gotten into.
After writing her back and telling her my thoughts, though, I did start thinking about it a bit. When I drove home from work that night, I thought about it even more. As I sat and ate my dinner that night, I sort of came up with a list of things that I would like to work on (or accomplish) in the next year in four major categories. Please bear with me.
Another area I'd like to improve on in this department is in the area is my feelings. In the past, I've always been very logical about my feelings and have been described by "cold" by many a people. I'm a very non-touchy feely person by nature, so I doubt that will change. However, I would like to be able to express my feelings better when I actually do have them, instead of hiding from them as in the past.
One other small thing that really annoys me about myself is how I manage to not give many compliments. I know a lot of interesting and amazing people and instead of being able to complement them on things, I usually shut up. People complement me sometimes, and it's a cool thing, so I need to return the favor more often. Man, I'm an arse sometimes.
Oh yeah, I'd also like to go out on a date in the next year.
3. Output / Input
On the input side of things, I guess I'd like to just be a more informed person. I'll keep reading the paper every day, but I need to absorb more of what I do read, and force myself to read things that might not seem as interesting. I'd also like to read at least 10000 pages worth of books this year.
Well, that would be all for now. I'm sure that I'll think of some again soon and add them to the list in my head, hopefully, I'll be able to give a rundown at the end of the year of what all was accomplished. The easiest will no doubt be the ones that don't have to do with psychological blocks that I have to overcome, but I guess we'll see. I'm sure that this page will reflect anything dramatic that goes on.