My opinion about New Year's resolutions is that they're an excuse to wait until January to change something that should be changed sooner. In spite of that fact, I am really quite excited for what this new year will bring, and there are a few deliberate steps I'll be taking, changes I'll be making, and, um...leaves I'll be raking? Here's some of what I've got going on.
1. Gaming addiction. I uninstalled Halo today. Too many hours spent playing multiplayer online in late 2006. The only solution was to delete it. This was not a resolution, because I would have failed miserably. I'm already jonesing to play it again. Sometimes you have to pull something up by its roots.
2. Early to bed, early to rise. Tracey and I will be trying to get up to spend some time together before Abel rises in the mornings, and that means we have to go to bed sooner.
3. Movies. After we finish up our queue, we're going to cancel Blockbuster Online. If we are going to go to bed earlier, we probably can't watch movies at night often enough to make it worth the money. Also, Blockbuster.com, the website itself, is poorly designed and increasingly slow, and it angers me to use it. (On the other hand, for some reason I looked at the Netflix site for the first time ever today, and it's simple and elegant. If it weren't for the recent in-store return policy Blockbuster enacted, I would recommend a switch for that reason alone.)
4. The Big One. Another thing Tracey and I will be doing together in 2007 is running. A lot. For the first few months of the year, it'll just be short jogs, but starting in May, we will begin training seriously for the Rochester Marathon on September 16. We'll use this book as our guide. We're going to track our training with the Nike+ iPod Sport Kit. The date is between our birthdays, and we will both be 30 when we cross the finish line. We are really excited about this. Anyone else ever thought about a marathon?
5. Writing. Ah, writing. I'm honestly not sure what I'll do about this. Something tells me I'll dedicate more time to writing offline, that I'll let the blog lie fallow for a while, that I'll eschew quick and dirty posts and occasionally post more polished stuff. For the past few months, I've been waffling between taking blogging to the next level on a hosted domain with Wordpress and abandoning the idea altogether. I suppose this isn't a definitive decision, not least because I've been woefully inept at predicting my writing patterns in the past, but I think my postus will be less frequentus and more...biggus? I could say more about this, but I'm not sure anyone really cares to know, so I will leave it at that.
So for now, I guess this is good-bye. Or at least "See you later." Honestly, I don't know what it is, but I want to try, at least for a while, to focus on some other endeavors. See you over at Abeldays.