Reviewing 2010’s New Year’s Resolutions

At the beginning of this insane year, I naively made a list of resolutions. Granted, at the time, I didn’t realize I was about to turn my life upside down, but just for kicks, let’s see how they panned out.

  • Put more money in savings;

Oh, I saved money this year. Loads of it. Unfortunately, I’ve been living off of it for the last couple months.

  • Lose 15 more pounds by March 21 (my 24th birthday);

This didn’t happen. But I didn’t get fat, so hooray!

  • Be a better listener;

I feel like I can say I actually accomplished this one. I care more about people and have spent the last year trying really hard to relate better to other people and being a little less introspective.

  • Be better at keeping in touch with friends and family;

Same for this one. I feel pretty good about the state of my personal relationships at the end of this year.

  • Buy fewer clothes, even if they are ridiculously on sale;

Umm… yeah. We’ll try this one again in 2011.

  • Cook more, go out to eat less;

I started out so good with this one; I got a couple Hungry Girl cook books and tried a bunch of recipes. Then the Break Up happened and I fell back into my old habits. At least now at the house in Chicago there’s a lot of cooking being done, if not by me, so I am not eating out as much.

  • Read more books, watch less crap on TV;

I really do feel like I watch less TV than I did when I lived with Brandon, but I think I’ve filled my time more with the internet than with books. Lame.

  • Finish a screenplay and attempt to sell it (key word being attempt);

Ugh. I wrote like 40 pages of “Rush Week” and then hit a wall. Someday when I have a job again I’ll pick it back up. At least writing “The Candidate” and completing production and editing of it kind of makes up for this one.

  • Blog more. Write more;

I think I blogged more this year, but it’s hard to tell. I guess I could look back and do a comparison in number of posts from 2008 and 2009, but I’d rather just tell myself, yup, you succeeded.

  • Give more money to charity;

I have no doubt I gave LESS money to charity this year. Sorry, Columbus homeless shelter I used to support. I got selfish and moved to Chicago instead.

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