New Year’s Resolutions

I can’t remember a year in the past where I ever came up with resolutions, but for some reason this year feels different. I feel like there are some things that I should be better about this year and in the future. I’ve also been debating as to whether I should share these publicly or not.   I decided that my friends and family that happen to see this can help hold me to these.

So here are the items I came up with:

1) More time for family – I know that I am a total work-a-holic and need to find better ways to balance my work and home life. I’ve definitely done a better job of this over the last few months and I plan to continue the trend and make sure that I’m not missing out on any birthday parties, family events or small get-togethers unless there is a dire emergency that requires my attention.

2) Get my home businesses moving – Both of these businesses are moving much more slowly than I would like. Maria and I have had good intentions for moving these along more quickly, but I would like to kick these into high gear so we can get ourselves debt free and increase our freedom. Initially I am working to get Maria up to speed on the details for both businesses and we are going to try to introduce 1 new person to either business every day which we feel should be a good start. We’ll see where they go from there.

3) Drop 15 pounds – I did a good job of sticking to my workout plan until right before I left for Mexico. Since then it’s gone completely to crap and I’m still about 15 pounds heavier than I would like. I’m going to get back on my exercise plan and try to get those other 437 miles of walking / running / jogging out of the way before Miranda’s summer break. If I can average 15 miles of exercise per week I can make this goal by June at some point.

4) Increase my Spanish skills – I have the perfect opportunity to get good at this. With my girlfriend and her daughter speaking Spanish fluently I would be dumb to pass up this chance to learn the language and have many opportunities to practice it. I’m thinking that I might try to get into an evening class or something similar to jump-start this. If any of you reading this can recommend someone, I’m happy to listen to suggestions.

I guess since I took the time to put this together I should probably do some follow-ups throughout the year to see how I am tracking against these goals. More later…