I Resolve

I'll freely admit that I don't like the concept New Years resolutions. I think it is slightly irresponsible to wait until a new calendar year to resolve to take your life in a different direction. It just fuels procrastination if you do that and doesn't really encourage setting firm goals. In my humble opinion, if you haven't decided to do it when you thought of it, you won't do it once you put out your new Page-A-Day Calendar.

Having said that, I think I'll share with you what I am calling my Continuing Resolutions. Some of these I have been working on for quite some time and probably won't complete by 2011, but they are still something that is worth working on. Here are a few of them:

  • Complete my animation, The Magnificent Balzini.
  • Revamp my demo reel to reflect my new skill set.
  • Become an intermediate genius at Maya.
  • Complete the design and CAD modeling of my three wheeled vehicle, the Street Runner.
  • Become better at using a Wacom graphics tablet.
  • Date more.
  • Eat less.
  • Exercise more in a way that doesn't further injure me.
  • Eat less.
  • Figure out if I need more or less sleep because I'm tired either way.
  • Successfully break in my new Danner hiking boots.
  • See Iron Man 2.
  • Be a better home teacher that people can actually trust.
  • Complete a full reading of the Old Testament using my iPod Touch.
  • Start an electronic study journal of my scriptures.
  • Create a cross reference scripture list to accompany my patriarchal blessing.
  • Go to the temple more frequently.
  • Figure out why I'm really here in Utah and not in California at the school I am attending.

I'm sure I have more that aren't appropriate to post here, but you get the idea. Ask me in a year how I am doing on them... or a couple months because, honestly, I won't wait until next year to make some more resolutions.


Susan said...

When you figure out why you're in Utah, maybe you'll tell me why I'm in Pennsylvania!

Sally said...

You sound like one of your brothers :). While you're at it, can you take care of some of my New Year's Resolutions, too?

Just kidding. Thanks for the post. It was nice to read because I hadn't really thought about any resolutions yet and was feeling "behind" already. Now I can just start when I want to.