In lieu of making resolutions I knew wouldn't be kept, I decided last year to start looking back at the changes I'd made in my life that year to support my long-term goal of Doing the best that I can at the time.
The changes I'd made then still hold today, although I will confess that I'm getting sloppy about the plastic bags and I do buy Diet Coke, I just don't drink it every day.
In addition, in 2008
- I lost some weight.
- I started running again.
- I switched to decaf coffee.
- I stopped using my beloved Splenda.
- I cut way back on meat and dairy products.
- And, uh... I started using real glasses and silverware at work instead of plastic cups and disposable cutlery.
As you can see, I did pretty well in the areas of personal improvement and 'make less trash'. I did not, however, satisfy my pseudo-resolution for 2008, which was to have enough leave to take the 26th off. But I was spared the foul aftertaste of failure because we got it off anyway. Ha! Better lucky than clever, you know?
Also, I'll be doing the Burning Ceremony tonight. What? You haven't burnt your emotional baggage before? Give it a go. Trust me, you'll like it.
I'm off tomorrow for another statistics conference. Wheee! I'll be back next Thursday, although I'll post from the trenches if I can.
Have a safe & happy New Year's!