Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Fools rush in

At this time last year I said I was a brave man so I would publish my resolutions - this was my list:

1. I will make at least 300 entries to this blog during 2007
2. I will exercise at least three times a week
3. I will lose at least 20 pounds by June 1
4. I will use my new digital camera regularly and post some of the pictures on this blog.

I made exactly 78 entries to this blog during 2007.

I tried - do you realize how many times 3 times a week is? every week?

If I made the same resolution 3 this year i would have to make the number closer to 30 (perhaps even closer to 30 from the 'up' side - it has been an interesting year as far as weight is concerned)

I actually did take many pictures with my new camera and I did post some of them here.

So here are my 2008 resolutions - based on what I learned from my 2007 resolutions

1. I will work hard at exercising and losing weight (vague enough??)
2. I will learn something in a structured way - something that has nothing to do with my 'normal' learning at work (I have an idea about this but it will have to wait for another entry)
3. I will read for pleasure for at least an hour three times a week.
4. I will make 300 entries to this blog during 2008 (perhaps foolhardy - to set an unachieved goal once again - what is the definition of insanity? doing the same thing over and over again expecting different results?)
5. Through my friend and colleague Alec Couros I learned about D'Arcy Norman's 2007/365 project. I will do my own 2008/366 project - perhaps though without the flickr account - haven't decided quite yet.

There - one entry down - only 299 left to go