and it just hit me.
Eat healthier. I want to make more home-made food and use less processed stuff. No more mac & cheese from boxes! :P
Exercise more. This is hard, simply because there isn’t much time…but I think my boyfriend & I can manage at least one bike ride every week. I’m not going to ask too much of us because that’ll just stress me out when we fail. We can work our way to more if need be.
De-clutter. I’ve really got to focus on this. I can move stuff that I don’t need back into my parents’ house for storage (winter clothes, misc electronics, etc). I should also be making more use of the storage unit across the hall. Be more organized.
Save money. Be smarter with purchase options. Look for cheaper alternatives. Buy in bulk when possible. Budget.
Redo the condo. One room at a time. It won’t hurt to start smaller and work from there.
More communication. This doesn’t mean just being more open & honest, but talking with more people in general. Less Facebook, Email, & IM – and more phone and being in person.
Be more creative. There are tons of helpful things I can do while exercising my creativity at the same time. I’m sure I can add to this later.
Less internet & less emphasis on electronics. My laptop died a few months ago and at the time, I was devastated. I kept saying that all of my writing & miscellaneous creative work just vanished. Well, next time I’m going to back it up… but I shouldn’t have EVERYTHING on the computer anyway, I realized.
Driver’s license. I need to be more independent. Enough said.
More learning. I had this problem where I wouldn’t let myself learn. I’m a perfectionist, and because I hated whatever I was starting on, I’d want to give up. I can’t do this anymore. More research, tutorials, determination, and hard work will get me places with this goal.
More friends. This kind of ties in with the communication. I know some people I could be friends with, I just have to make an effort, I think.
Better style. This will lead to more confidence – but new clothes aren’t a priority at this point in time.
Explore the area I live in more. I always complain that this area sucks…and while it does at times, I’ve found some interesting things since I’ve started getting outside. I’m going to challenge myself to find 5 new places I like by the end of 2010.
Be a bit more green. It helps that I don’t constantly have a computer on anymore. I also unplug things I’m not using, and I ALWAYS turn off lights when I leave a room, unless I need a reminder that a task in that room is unfinished or something like that. I turn off the air conditioning when I don’t need it, too. I’m trying to be more careful with everything. Next step: Actually use the reusable grocery bag I bought months ago. I put it in my car, so hopefully I’ll remember next time.