New Year's Resolutions

Resolutions Update: Final Results

I postponed this post for as long as I could because I realized an error last time.  Last year, I made 16 posts (yes, I know… that’s not a lot).

I had a bunch of ideas on what to write, my heart and soul was ready to be bled out over the webpages.  Unfortunately, law school got in the way.  So, without further ado… the end result of my 2015 New Year’s Resolutions.

1. Work out regularly
I didn’t even try to do this.  It’ll be on the roster for next year.

2. Go to law school

3. Redo my bedroom
Well, I did reorganize my bedroom at my apartment… but that was not the bedroom I was thinking when I made this resolution.

4. Start vlogging
I didn’t even try to do this.  Because of the realities of law school, this will not be on the one next year. It’s hard enough to blog.

5. Write on the blog more
Three. Posts. Short.

6. Be more up-to-date on current world and domestic events
Done.  You can’t be in law school without knowing what’s going on in the world (or in other people’s business).

7. Read at least 4 books this year
… DANG IT. I did read two books this year (Secret Life of Bees and the law school essays book); however… I didn’t read the other two. But I read about 96 cases for property, 56 cases for contracts, and 52 for civil procedure. That’s about 220 cases, which, times about 3 pages, is 660 pages (and for the most part these cases were not 3 pages). The other two books comes to the total pages of 528 pages. Therefore… I read the equivalent of two books and then some.

But I’ll stay true to the resolution and not mark it off.

8. Be nicer to people
You may be surprised to know that I have successfully completed this resolution.  It was in a little way, but it made a big difference.  I noticed a while ago that when I smile at people in passing… I don’t actually smile.  I press my lips together and then call it one, but it’s not.  Since I’ve realized it, I’ve made an effort to smile, with teeth or at least an upturn of the lips.  It was awkward for weeks, but I managed.

9. Learn an instrument
Ugh. No. But I really have to because of the wedding in six months.

10. Photography
I love me some photography. I managed more this year, just not with my fancy camera. My instagram has some pretty awesome pictures, if I do say so myself.

11. Get U.S. Citizenship

So, I didn’t complete all of my resolutions, but 5/11 ain’t so bad!  I’m proud of what I did get done. Some of them are biggies, like going to law school and getting my citizenship.  This has been a good year, despite all the difficulties.  I think this resolutions list is a testament to that.  Also, I don’t think I’ve ever completed this many in all the years I’ve done resolutions (it helped to have them written and to check myself every couple of months).

The next set will be coming out soon.  I still have to figure it out myself.  I think I’ll probably have a shorter list that will be much harder to complete.  Stepping it up in 2016.

Thank you and stay tuned!

-m

Goodbye-2015-and-hello-2016-photo

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