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  1. 1. stop taking myself so serious
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  2. 2. Read more
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  3. 3. be active!
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  4. 4. play the guitar
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  5. 5. Write more
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play the guitar
Really now...

I guess it was 4 years ago, if not 5. My sweet sister made me an awesome birthday present: a folk guitar. Yes, I am a newbie to playing the guitar, but hell, I am big fan of guitar music. so I thought I’d find time to learn how to play it…

The plan worked just fine for 1, maybe 2 months. Then BAM laziness overdose and yeah, I’m back to square one. However, I want things to change and I will change them! No, I don’t want to start a band and no, I don’t want to write music. I just want to learn how to play some of my favorite songs.

be active!
Not a matter of health, but confidence

This October i’ll be 24 and i must admit i’m pretty much the stereotypical IT student: skinny, tall and lazy. Which is why last week I decided I should do my best and become more active, at least 5 days a week.

So far it worked perfectly until Friday. I did two sessions of exercises daily, one in the morning, one in the evening. Abs, lift-ups, push-ups, extensions, exercises for the back, for the legs, etc. + I went swimming on average 90 minutes/day.

Friday however Torchlight 2 was released (video game) and given the fact I have pre-purchased it months ago, I couldn’t resist. I had to play it and finish it. I did, but at the cost of my entire weekend. I guess now it’s time to get back on track, since the distraction went away. I hope the guilt of gaming the entire weekend will help me not do the same mistake again.

Read more
This is not a cliche, this is important.

There were many times in my earlier years when I thought “read more” is a must have item on my resolutions list. However, I never reached my expectations, until recently.

Some time ago I created an account at Goodreads.com
I don’t really care about its social aspects (people comparing their reading lists, stuff like that), I do however care about the fact that it’s a perfect way to track my reading progress and improvement as a reader.

In January I joined the “2012 reading challenge”, by promising I will read 50 books. With a heavy heart I admit I only read 10 so far. I currently read 3 books when I find the time, but still, I know there is no way to make it to 50 books by the end of the year.

HOWEVER, just yesterday I came across an awesome list of 80 books and novels that are available for FREE on the Internet. So I am making it my quest for these last months of 2012 and for 2013 also to read everything on this list.

It’s a long shot, but it’s an important shot.

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