She’s a listress, a listophile, a listy lister...
So I can begin working on my 105 resolutions for 2005, I’ve spent the last couple of days recapping 2004.
[for those of you who aren’t familiar with my list-obsessive-statistical-analysis of annual resolutions, see this entry. Yes, I have been making resolutions list that correspond with each year (99 in 1999, and so on) for some time now, perfecting the list each year. My reasoning is that my percentage of success is a lot higher with 100-plus mega resolutions than it would be with 10 measly ones.]
Because I changed jobs, from newspaper to magazine, from managing editor to associate editor, and I now have my Dream Job, around 45 WORK items on the list of 104 either became superfluous or were completed.
Others, in the categories FAMILY and FRIENDS, could have been better. I did make a point to spend time with people who inspire me creatively and less time with people who don’t. I’ve also ditched all the “mean” friends. Thumbs up to about 12 items here.
Under HABITS, I’ve got “spend less time getting ready in the morning” mastered. I’ve been much more consistent about using a grocery list for shopping so I don’t arrive home with 10 bags containing cat foods, pop tarts, pomegranate juice, chocolate chip ice cream, a pound of clementines and three bags of apples – and nothing to cook for dinner. Yep. Much better about that.
For HOME, I did everything except strip the god-awful wallpaper in the kitchen and bath that’s been on the walls mocking me since I moved in. I throw old magazines away now. I use my cookbooks. Score – 10 good ones.
MIND – yes, yes, more yes. My only black mark is watching television. But I log more hours reading. Letting go of guilt? Pretty much have that wiped out. For GIVE, I did everything I was supposed to in that category.
There are a few that are too personal to go into here, but suffice it to say that I did a pretty darn good job of making myself a better person in 2004. Success percentile: 72.
Can I get a “whoo-hoo?”