Friday, January 2, 2009

Non New Year's Resolutions

My own personal calendar does not go from January to January. My life runs from September to September. I guess that is what happens when you spend most of your life in school or your life revolves around people in school.

I've never been one to make New Year's Resolutions since January 1 is a really bad time to decide to get straight A's or to join a team, to start making notecards for class or to commit to actually reading text books. The year is half over. Essentially it IS over. So forget it.

September is my goal setting time.

But this year, I have felt inspired to set a few small goals. Weird, I know. But here they are -

1) Entertain more.....well, not really more. We have been entertaining a lot. For the last four years, we have countless get togethers for 100's of people at a time. The Single's Ward has come over for 2-3 BBQ's a year, Caroling, Dinners, Breakfasts, Conference Viewings, CES Broadcast Viewings.....

So let me rephrase it: I'm going to invite people I know over. Well, they aren't really people I know because I don't really know the people in my ward and that's the whole point of having them over: to get to know them.

So, I'm going to invite strangers, who I want to get to know, for dinner, in smaller numbers than 150, on my own time schedule.... not the CES Broadcast schedule.

2) Shoot, I forgot number 2 already. What was it? Oh yeah, I am going to study the Sunday School course of study (Doctrine & Covenants) and keep up with the Sunday lessons. That's a good one! It's sure to last 2 weeks! I chose this one because I haven't been to Sunday School on a consistent basis for 4 years. Also, I am so caught up on studying 2-3 hours a day for seminary (New Testament) that somehow, I don't take the time to read the SS course of study. Crazy! I know!

3) Best goal ever: I am not going to be tired! I am sick and TIRED of being tired. After 4 1/2 years of going to bed around 10 and getting up at 4, I should be used to 6 hours of sleep. I'm going to stay up later and NOT be tired. I think I just have to put my mind to it. (Easy for me to say since I've been sleeping in until 7 or 7:30 every day! Slothful! Plain old slothful)

So, those are my official 2009 New Year's Resolutions! Check in and see how I do.

PS - I've already read this week's Sunday School lesson!


debilyn said...

oh my gosh!...thanks for your comment on modern molly =)

what a handsome group of young men you have!!!!!

i canNOT believe you know ROCKY...please don't tell him I outed him ;) (I've talked to him a few times in the last several years...he knows I still think he's awesome)

so happy to have run across you and your beautiful family! think i'll just have to follow you now...


Melissa said...

I really like the not being tired one. And you can pretend that you don't know me and invite me over to be the recipient of your entertaining. That would be awesome.

{Amy} said...

are you tired today??! ;o)

valerie said...

Hey you can invite me over! ;) I know what you mean about resolutions. I don't really like them. That's why I chose one project a month. I have the WHOLE month to get it done! lol

Blogging Mama said...

Happy New Year! I hope you can stick to your goals (I never do).

May 2009 bring you lots of good things! (And hey if I ever get to wherever you live, I'll come over for dinner, no problem ;)