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March Resolutions

March 1, 2010

Is it March already? This month I will be attempting to:

  • Work out twice a week (despite failing miserably since starting this thing)
  • Find out WHO IS STEALING MY EFFING NEWSPAPER. And I will. Mark my words.
  • Attend two volunteering events
  • Read 1 book (despite failing at this one, too)
  • 100% complete all of my calligrpahy homework.
  • Fully clean out my car.  Vacuum and everything.
  • Finish decorating the apartment
  • Get my total credit card balance below $1000. The finish line is in sight!!!!!

As a side note, these monthly resolutions are working significantly better than the standard yearly ones.  I feel like I am getting so much more done… and I am feeling so much more motivated to do it 🙂

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January Resolutions – 3/7 is Pretty Bad

January 31, 2010

On December 31st, I declared my New Years Resolution:  Make monthly resolutions.

Today is the last day of January, and that means it’s time for me to reflect on the goals that I made for myself for the month

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Plane Rides, Haircuts, and Volunteering

January 14, 2010

The greatest thing about working at an airline is, hands down, the flight benefits.  Last night I called my mom asking if she would like me to come visit her this weekend.  She got really excited, said yes, and I am now lined up to leave Minneapolis tomorrow at 4pm and get back here on Saturday around 8pm.  And I can still make it to my hair appointment on Sunday at 2:30.

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How You Can Help Haiti

January 13, 2010

Given yesterday’s tragic earthquake in Haiti, I am posting links to alternate websites and blogs if you are interested in donation.

The American Red Cross: http://newsroom.redcross.org/
Yele Haiti Earthquake Fund: http://www.yele.org/
Save the Children: http://www.savethechildren.org/
UNICEF: https://www.unicefusa.org
Direct Relief International: http://directrelief.org/
Mercy Corps: http://mercycorps.org/

Msnbc.com also lists many more charitable organizations in their article Haiti Earthquake: How to Help

You are also able to contribute via text.  Text “HAITI” to “90999” and a donation of $10 will be made to the Red Cross to help with relief efforts.  The $10 will be charged to your cell phone bill.

It is believed that about 3 million people were affected by the quake and the Haitian Prime Minister estimated that several hundred thousand people may have died.

Haiti is one of the poorest contries in the world and could use all of the support it can get at this time.

3 pictures worth 474 words

January 4, 2010

I was looking at flickr’s “Your Best Shot 2009: Rain” and was inspired.  After reading the descriptions with each photo, I found out that most of them happen almost by chance.  The photographer sees something beautiful and rush to take out their camera in time to take a beautiful shot.  They see an opportunity present itself and do their best to seize it because it will be gone in a second.  It’s almost like a metaphor about life, right?

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new years resolutions?

December 31, 2009

Every year on January 1st I declare my new years resolutions to everyone around me.  “I want to exercise” or “I want to save a lot of money” is something that I always come up with, and typically I will throw a few more in there to show that I actually did put some thought into it. 

On that very same year, once December 30th rolls around, I try to remember what my new years resolutions were and I typically cannot remember.  The timespan is simply too long for me to recall what I initially planned to do for the year let alone stay motivated to complete any of it.  New years resolutions for me are useless, forgotten, and lost throughout the year.

This year I plan on trying something new.  Monthly resolutions.  One month is short enough to keep me motivated and long enough for me to achieve something.  And lets not forget that after one month my chances of remembering what I set out to do in the first place are greatly increased.

I suppose that if I must have a new years resolution, it will be this:  make monthly resolutions.

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