We’ve nearly survived the first week of 2019!!! Who cares that it was a short work week with the first falling on a Tuesday? We did it! I wrote about my resolutions for my writer life on Wednesday. Fortunately (or is it unfortunately?), there’s more to me than just being a writer. That means it’s time to make some new year’s resolutions for the Dena behind D.E. Haggerty. I’m a little obsessed with resolutions. I like to have goals in life. I don’t always achieve those goals. In fact, I fail a lot. I don’t let that get me down. I just dust myself off, have a glass or two of wine, and start all over.
Let’s go! Here are my personal resolutions for 2019:
Lose Weight. This is my goal every year. Every year, I succeed. But I also fail. I can’t allow myself to fail anymore. I’m getting older and I don’t want to enter my fifties at my current weight. I know if I do, that’ll be it. I’ll accept being heavy for the rest of my life. Nope! Can’t do that. Not only is that bad for my general health, but I have severe arthritis in my knee, the pain of which is only exacerbated by being overweight. Time for a change!
Be Healthy. This sounds suspiciously like a repeat of the first resolution to lose weight but it’s different. Being healthy is about more than my weight. I also need to take care of my entire body. This includes taking care of a bunch of not life-threatening but niggling health issues. Must make time for them this year.
Reduce volunteer commitments. I’m not saying I won’t do any volunteer work at all. After all, I’m already on a committee for a benefit happening on April 13th. But I do want to reduce commitments that only suck the life out of me. There are always things we have to do, which we don’t want to, but why add to that if unnecessary? I know I’m a glutton for punishment but that has to stop sometime. Maybe in 2019?? (After the benefit, that is.)
Resolve Germany. No, I’m not going to solve all of Germany’s problems. And – don’t get me wrong – I don’t think Germany has tons of problems, although their tax system could use a complete overhaul. Nope, I’m talking about our house/business in Germany. The management of this is exhausting! We need to find a solution in case we can’t sell the place.
Obviously, I need some plans of actions with the above. Right now, the resolutions are all a bit vague. As I learned this summer in a goal setting class, you need to have a plan of action in order to meet your goals. I’ll just add that to my to-do list.
Okay, 2019. Let’s do this!