Tis the season for people to make ridiculous resolutions, resolutions which they can't/don't even bother trying to manage, so why should I be any different? Here's a few that I've thought up off the top of my head. Some are more serious than others.
1) Get a job - standard.
2) Do some voluntary work - good for the CV, gets me doing stuff, makes me seem a lot more charitable than I actually am.
3) Start sponsoring a Dogs Trust dog like I used to - this admittedly depends a lot on 1)
4) To start cracking down on "should of" and "would of" - Twitter users, I'm coming for you, and I'm correcting you, whoever you are. Be warned.
5) Walk up The Wrekin once a month - yeah, you know when I said some of these were less serious/realistic than others?
6) Subscribe to Private Eye - again, can't help feeling that this is in relation to 1)
7) Read more - I'm not going to set a target on how many books I read, because that will make it tedious, invite pressure and make the whole thing completely joyless, but I'm eager to devour books at a pace I haven't done for many years. University seemed to suck the fun out of reading, truth be told.
8) Watch every Al Pacino movie - can this be done in a year? And do I want to watch/re-watch the shit ones? Will I get paid for watching 'Jack and Jill'?
Oh god, I've just seen that he was in 'Gigli' as well. WHAT HAVE I DONE?
9) Lose more weight - LOL
10) Cut down on Coca Cola - because it's full of shit and I'm annoyed that it's taken me this long to realise that.
11) Check Facebook a lot less often than I do now - a waste of a life, quite frankly.
12) Cut down on reading the letters page in The Shropshire Star - it just makes me angry, and I can't be doing with it any more. Not every day, anyway.
13) Play more sports - back when I was about 4 stone lighter I played a lot of sport. Where did those salad days go?
Salad being the key word there.
14) Complete more XBox games - in other words, play XBox games that aren't Lego ones.
15) Listen to a lot more Radio Shropshire - especially in the mornings.
16) Get myself a bit more organised - and not leave everything to the last minute like I usually do.
I think 16 is enough. I'll probably stick to about 3 of them, but life is too short to sit around doing nothing like I usually do. Onwards and upwards, eh guys?
Happy New Year!