Last New Year's Day, I made the following resolutions:
To do some traveling -- Japan, Chicago, Europe, Hawaii, they're all possibilities.
I made it to Tokyo at the begining of June.
To exercise on a regular basis again.
I run about two miles every morning now. Considering joining one of those fitness clubs.
To take some classes for fun.
This didn't happen. It stays on the list for 2003.
To play games less, to read books more.
Hate games. Aside from socially interactive games, most pc and console games do not provide any redeeming value. It's like popcorn -- it fills you up but has little nutritional value. I've read a thick stack of books this year, some of it fluff, some of it not. Books are not a good substitution for games though, because they are both still solitary hobbies.
To laugh and smile more. (I seem to have forgotten how to do these things)
I don't know. If this past year has taught me anything at all, it's to not take things for granted. I started exercising, bam, got hit by a car the next week...limped around for a few weeks and missed being able to walk, run and dance for months. I still don't laugh or smile enough. I try.
To live for the sake of life, and not live for the sake of work.
I hate work. Work exists for purpose of paying my bills, not much else. Hobbies should not become work, as you begin to hate the hobby as you hate the work. Am I living life, rather than going through the motions of life?