Mid-Year Resolutions

Tomorrow is July 1, marking six months down and six to go in the year of 2016. Here’s a list of things I either a) started on January 1 and have done a poor job of maintaining or b) want to start for the second-half of the year.
  • Rise with the sun once a week (preferably on Sunday, if possible).
  • Post-morning shower & cup of coffee, pre-official start of the day, take ten minutes to be quiet.
  • Speaking of coffee, stick to two cups a day, don’t get crazy.
  • End each run with a walk that’s at least 1/4 of the length of the run, w/no earbuds.
  • Try to learn how to cook/make something new once a week. That can’t be too hard, right?
  • Stop using paper towels. Mom & Dad make fun of me for the pocket bandanna, but you have to start somewhere.
  • Do a better job of saving water.
  • Oh, and drink more water. Does that cancel out?
  • Read for at least 30 minutes a day.
  • Write for at least 15 minutes a day (not counting any work I do for a site).
  • Make the transition from paper-pencil to Evernote for all class notes.
  • Do a better job of saving money.
  • Master Google Calendar.
  • Learn how to play the guitar (worth noting I’ve been trying this for at least three years. Each time I get three chords down and then get mad that I can’t sing and play at the same time).
  • When in doubt, spend more time outdoors.
  • Stop stressing about the future. I mean, stress about the right things. But quit worrying about finding “the one,” male pattern baldness, and what city I’m going to live in post-college. Ha!
  • “Be joyful although you have considered all of the facts.”
  • “Practice resurrection.”
  • “Act justly, love mercy, and walk humbly.”

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