Tuesday, January 8, 2013

2013 and another new year

Once again despite my best effort, I was unable to stop time and another year has passed.  It really feels like 2012 flew by.  It was my first full year back in Houston since moving back October 2011 and a lot went on. +Derek McFadden and Tiffany ,got married, bought a house together and moved in. I moved into a swanky new apartment in March. Tyson and +Sonia Renee bought a house together and moved in.  Had many birthday parties I went to (including my own of course).  Had a successful and inebriated end of the year, Secret Santa party.

I usually try to make a New Year's Resolution each year but I almost never live up to it.  So this year I decided to make a LIST of resolutions hoping I can at least knock one out and not feel like a total slacker!  Below is my list I have come up with in no particular order:

  1. Lose Weight
    I say this every year and it barely happens.  I did lose 20 lbs last year though but I need to lose more.
  2. Learn the guitar
    Another common resolution with me.  The ol' Rock Band guitar isn't cutting it anymore, I'm turning 31 soon.
  3. Take a cooking class
    My cooking skills are severely lacking.  I can do basic stuff but usually opt for takeout because of laziness/ignorance.  Plus learning some new recipes should help to improve the chances of number 4.
  4. Find a girl
    Notice I did not say find love.  I still don't really feel pressure to get married and I'd like to keep it that way at least for a few years.  I'm enjoying the single life too much right now.  Though finding someone to hangout with would be pretty cool.
  5. Get rid of shit/clean up
    I'm terrible at keeping stuff clean and orderly.  And over the years I've accumulated a lot of extra stuff that I just don't need.  I need to donate or sell a bunch of stuff so I have more room and don't feel as cramped.  My bedroom is a disaster right now and my closet is a mess too.
  6. Get active again
    I love video games but I would like to try and get active again.  This is similar to number 1, but I would like to at least play a sport or two for fun with friends.  Maybe join a rec league somewhere.
  7. Read more
    I have a Kindle yet I don't read much.  I did finish 4 books last year though which is a start.  Plus there are some classics I need to re-read since it has been over a decade since I have read them. (Lord of the Rings trilogy, Hobbit, Tale of Two Cities, etc.)
  8. Organize my music better
    I just uninstalled iTunes not long ago but now I need to re-organize all my mp3s and rename the files so they don't have names like DGHSGAS.mp3
  9. Worry less
    I get this from my mom as she worries all the time about stuff.  I need to learn to accept things that I can't change and move on.
  10. Finish one of these resolutions
    OK so this one was cheap but I wanted to make 10 and I couldn't think of another one.

So there is my list.  I hope that 2013 brings success and prosperity for all of you.