New Year’s Resolutions because 2023 is going to be our year!

Alright, as mentioned in the memeing our way through the apocalypse thread, here is a place to share New Year’s Resolutions. Because why not? 2022 was pretty awesome and went exactly to plan and nothing went wrong, so I can only expect 2023 to be bigger and better!

So, get out your navels and start gazing. Reflection, introspection and maybe a bit of dissection.

I’ll start:
It’s become apparent that I do not use my mornings very well. A smile child wakes up at 5:30am and I tend to begrudgingly stare at it while drinking coffee until it’s time to get ready for work/daycare/life.

Workout why my lower back/right hamstring are still causing me pain after running. And maybe even do the physio exercises that I know will fix it.

Eat fruit. The boy eats 5 apples a day I could probably stretch to one.

I think I’d be happier if I could appreciate the wonderful opportunity being woken up at 5am really is?

Oh and I will get those abs this year. 21st year running for this resolution. Maybe this year is the one.
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And if you’re feeling a sense of déjà vu…you’re right.

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Yeah but I’m still perfect, so…

I want to minimize spending without compromising life enjoyment.
Maybe leave my house more? Idk. Outside is bad.

I’ll adopt five more dogs.

(No I won’t)

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I think buy and use one if those hair dryer brush things. Maybe hair product? Be all shiny and swishy and put together.

Get a smaller wallet

Do a budget

Break up with Coke?

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That is taking things too far.

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Could be some amazing making up

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I want to continue working on my channel and producing content I believe in once a week.

I want to maintain the friendships I have. I feel like 2022 was the best I’ve ever done with close relationship things. It doesn’t come naturally for me to reach out and stay in touch, but I did!

I want to meet more people. It would be great to make a couple more friends in the area, especially if they’re into some things I’m into, so we can do that stuff together.

I want to keep volunteering because I love it. I’m hoping to double the frequency but if I have to cut back again it will be unavoidable and not a failure.

I’d like to keep having productive days like I have been the last couple of months.

I want to keep going to therapy and being open there.

I want to go to Paris.

I want to do lots of camping over the summer.

I have one other private personal goal but I’m not sure if it’s right yet.

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I want to spend less time on the phone with health insurance and copay assistance, resulting in less time crying on the floor.

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For real though, get a decent job paying me >$60,000 a year or transform my current job into that job.

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Finish watching the good place

Continue aiming for one scheduled in-person social thing per week

Make sure I’m working through the pantry rotation, especially of things earmarked for special occasions

Restart the recording of daily excursions

Work on internal crap

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Do enough that I do bingo again in 2023.

Find a job or another source of income which is enough to make a difference, $100/month or more, reliably. The antique store is erratic, sometimes I do that, mostly I don’t.

Finish selling or donating or dumping the excess stuff so I can close the antique booth,if it isnt the income source.

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Given what my bingo looks like this year, actually complete a couple house projects next year. There are a wide selection to choose from, and I really need the list to get shorter instead of longer for once. Also going to target walking an average of 10mi a week (I might be doing this now since I have a treadmill under my desk at home and walk during meetings, but I haven’t tracked at all and am curious).

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  • stay in therapy
  • stick with the new major
  • stay in therapy
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Hmm. I thought about resolving to be even witchier than last year but I’m not really sure I can top 2022. I was pretty damn witchy.

I know I want to do more in-person things with friends and with trees.

I also want to bake more things. Specifically, I really need to learn to make baguettes.

Maybe I can cause my house to be more organized and cleaner? Maybe I can pay someone else to do those things?

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I want to move closer to family. This is in the works and if the planets align should happen.

Finish up my hours to become a full fledged master Gardener. Why no I didn’t finish them this year and thanks to COVID I can finish them next year.

Plant a better garden or start back on a hydroponic garden again.

If we move to somewhere out of town I want chickens.

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*Get a job in EI/ECSE
*declutter shit
*improve my physical health
*get a therapist
*spend less

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I’m going to learn to braid my own hair. 32 seems like a good year for that.

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Learn to mend and sew!

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Compost more, consume less.

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Well there’s 36 hours left in 2022 and I had another good cry about being fucked by health insurance* but instead of on the floor, it was dramatically walking in the rain after coming out the pharmacy.

*why are they allowed to require me to get a 14 day supply of a drug when my doctor prescribed 90 days? And the copay for the 14 day supply is $38 but it’s only $30 for the 90 day supply? So I just paid double what I should’ve been required to pay, because insurance would only approve 14 days of a super safe drug that only costs $.04 a pill to produce?

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