New Years – 2014

Yes, I’m doing one of those “these are my resolutions, so please hold me accountable” posts.

Goal #1: Write a blog post every Monday and, before the end of the year, build up a backlog of 8 posts so that I can shift to posting twice a week. (I feel that a one month backlog should be fine to start with. Short enough that I don’t get to relax, but a lot better than I have right now. Disclaimer: This blog really doesn’t have a backlog. Hence the lack of posts over the holidays.)

Goal #2: Change my eating habits in two ways to improve my health: a) Eating more regularly. (I have a tendency to skip breakfast because I’m rushed or feel nauseous, and sometimes I miss dinner because I work late.) b) Anytime I eat, focus on portion control. I don’t have to eat as much as I think I do.  

I had some minor success with 2-b on Saturday, when I ate some leftover (homemade) fried rice for lunch, but left the second helping in the fridge. I told myself I would go back and eat it if I was still hungry in 15 minutes. Half an hour later, I my sister walked into the room happily munching on the rest of it. I was only minorly disappointed, which I took as a sign that I really didn’t need that second helping anyway.

Anyway, I’m soliciting help with keeping these. Feel free to bug me about any of these over the course of the year.

To reciprocate, if you leave a comment with your resolution(s), then I’ll bug you every so often to make sure you keep up with them. (Like NaNoWriMo, New Year’s resolutions do best with lots and lots of peer pressure.)


I’m Not Dead Yet!

A cookie to anyone who knows what the title is referencing.

Anyway, this is just an announcement post to say that I haven’t entirely abandoned this blog. I do, in fact, want to continue this thing. Maybe not in it’s current form, but I feel that this is something I should do (even if no one stops by to read it, but I’m kind of adopting the ‘Fake it until you make it’ philosophy on that point).

I’m almost done (perhaps as close as a month away) from finishing up my college (undergraduate) career. I wanted to say a few things more as a college student, and then start chronicling my transition into adult (or at least independent) life.

I’m taking some time off at the beginning of August to get my head straight about my life. We’ll see what I can get done during that time.

Expect another post sometime soon.