This year's resolutions...

Last year I posted my resolutions for 2005. I said I’d post mid-year about them. Well, I didn’t. So here it is.

I had resolved to… and how I did:

Improve my writing style

Not so much. Lost interest in it early on in the year.

Improve my work ethic

This I was able to improve, although not as much as I’d orginally hoped. I do feel though that when I focus my efforts I can get a lot done. I find it easier than before to apply myself to work. That’s good. I still have a long way to go though.

Wake up early

hahahaha. There was a time when I did pretty good with this. I actually did it for a while. I like it a lot. I went to bed early, got up early, worked hard and I got a lot of work done. I usually got more work done by noon than if I’d slept in until noon and worked until 3 AM. So why don’t I still do that? Well… I’m lazy? haha No really, I was doing good until I went to the Denver Lindy Exchange and stayed up until 5-6 AM every night for the entire weekend. In general, the swing dancing every weekend really messes things up. I don’t stay out that late every weekend of course, but late enough to mess things up.

Okay okay I have no excuses.

Compliment people more

Improved a little bit, but not like I’d planned.

Finish and release huge web project (currently only in planning stages)

ha. Didn’t ever start. New jobs got in the way.

Learn how to write complex Firefox and Thunderbird extensions

Nope.

Move out of my parent’s house (shhh! don’t tell my mom!)

Nope.

To be determined

This goal means that I am to keep an open mind to new opportunities that come my way, even if they could mess up my current goals for ryanware.com and other projects. Each new opportunity must be weighed against my current projects and goals before jumping either way. To not keep an open mind towards new opportunties could prove to hold me back, instead of helping me advance. So I will try to keep an open mind to new opportunities that come my way.

This is really the only goal of mine that I actually applied. New job opportunities presented themselves throughout the year, and I took them. As you can see from reading how I did on the other goals, the things such as my writing style, web projects, and mozilla extensions took back burner. For now.

2005 was a good year. I have no regrets or complaints. For 2006 I’m not going to bother with resolutions that I know will end up like 2005’s. Suffice it to say that I’m going to strive to improve myself in every way and help others out along the way. I’d like to get involved with service organizations and travel to foreign places (or around here) and help out.

I wish you all a happy and prosperous new year!

Swing Dance, Mozilla, Work Ethic, New Years, Writing, Lindy Exchange