Happy New Year, everyone. 2007 is firmly in the bucket, and we may all feel free to stick a fork in it. It’s been a tricky year, so there’s a good chance that I’ll be using that dull, rusty, unwashed fork, but good things have happened as well, so I won’t stab too hard.

Regardless, resolutions are a tricky matter. I’ve always made them, but I can’t say I’ve ever given them any mind. I made them…I remembered them for a few days…and I moved on. It may be old age setting in, or too much thiel, but I like the idea of having some big goals for the year. Deciding what those goals should be, of course, is the tricky bit. What’s important to me? What’s important to my family? What’s achievable? Long term? Short term? Hard to say…As for 2008, I’ve decided on the following:

  1. Debt Reduction – I’d really like to buy an actual home…preferably before my daughter moves out, but I am tired of the renting scene. As such, this will be the year of debt reduction. I’m not talking about extremes. I’m simply talking about making, and living within, a proper budget. There will be an entertainment/vacation allotment, but the focus will be on reducing debt. The cards have been shredded. The fridge is stocked. Let the games begin…
  2. Get Back on the Bike – As you know, my knee took me off the bike several months ago. I’ve come to the realization that my medical coverage sucks and that the knee isn’t getting better any time soon, so if I want to ride, I will have to take matters into my own hands. Tomorrow morning, I’ll set up the trainer in the basement and spend the rest of the winter doing easy spins and working on bike fit. With any luck, come this spring, I’ll have worked out some mechanics that allow me to ride without the pain and the agony.
  3. Lose Weight – I’m fat…but I’m working on it…still on the two pounds a week schedule…I’m sure Christmas messed it up a bit, but I don’t care…things are going well, and the goal is to keep it up throughout the year.
  4. Blog More – Really, I blog every day…on my walk to work…I’m very creative while I’m walking, and generally work out some rather fabulous posts by the time I get to work. Unfortunately, by the time I get home, I rarely feel the need to actually commit the article to the web. The act of creation is finished and doesn’t bear repeating. I need to find a way around this.
  5. Learn to Write…that one may be reaching a bit!

Happy New Year, everyone!