I'm happy to report that 2010 was pretty damn great, so I don't have a huge overhaul plan--just more movement in the same direction.
Resolution #1: Finish all the books I've started reading. I love reading, but evidently I'm not overly concerned with actually finishing books. There are bookmarks tucked somewhere in the middle of about a third of the books on my shelf. Time to get on that! The added benefit of this? Quiet time after working hours, not spent watching TV. Particularly in the winter when it's dark by the time I leave my desk, it's all too easy to flip on reruns of NCIS while fixing dinner, and stay parked with Roger and my laptop until Conan comes on and I realize how late it is. I don't like doing it, so I'm hoping to replace the habit with reading. So far, so good--I've already finished Kevin Runolfson's The Things You Find on the Appalachian Trail and Raymond Chandler's The High Window.
Resolution #2: Continue to build Gray Dog Media. I read an article on budgeting that recommends a 50/30/20 designation of your income: 50% needs, 30% wants, 20% savings. Saying I'm not at that point is a gross understatement. It's more like 90/7/3. I'm hoping to save enough to buy a new car this year, so that savings portion needs a serious boost!
In a move that will hopefully support the 50/30/20 madness, I'm officially making my second bedroom into my home office! After several years of playing landlord, I've decided to take the leap. My current tenant moves out this week, and I'll be excitedly setting up my office this weekend!
Resolution #3: Achieve a higher level of physical fitness. In 2009, I underwent and recovered from ACL surgery. Partly due to the fact that I was unable to ski for the '09-'10 season, last winter I gained weight. In 2010, I lost the weight and then some. This winter I'm returning to Bolton to coach the Mini Racers program on Saturday mornings. I'm back at Long Trail Physical Therapy twice a week to work on some scar tissue issues, and get my left leg strength back to 100%. Going for a well-rounded winter, we're planning a hut trip to Bolton's Bryant Cabin in February, and I'm thinking of getting myself a pair of snowshoes so Roger and I can get out and enjoy the snow on my non-skiing days.
Overall, I resolve that 2011 will be my best year ever.