Seems everybody has a thing they always say they are going to accomplish when the new year comes. What's yours?
Lower my A1C to under 5.5, so I might be able to get off some of the medications I am taking.
Find a better paying job.
Volunteering for Habitat for Humanity. I did this a few years ago and had fun, and helped the community out a bit, but haven't done it the last two years. The older I get teh more charitable I am becoming.
Build a better relationship with my kids who live in a different state. It's good now, but I want it to be great.
1: Go for longer walks. I have ideas on what to do, and where to go. I'm a sucker for details and apps like Runkeeper fuel that. First step: walking to work more often. Five kilometres, one hour...easily doable with an MP3 player and good weather.
2: Stop drinking energy drinks. I loves me some Red Bull, Rockstar, everything...but I gotta stop. That one will be a challenge since we have it in the vending machine at work.
3: Document everything. I bought a daily planner. I want to get a lot of use of it.
4: Attend church more regularily.
5: Eliminate all negativity and negative influences in my life. If that means cutting ties with people, so be it...but I need to view things in a more positive light. There's someone I work with who I consider to be a great friend, but he's such a complete downer and a total bad influence in his way of thinking. I need to get away from that.
I don't recall exactly when I figured out there was no Santa. I think my kids figured it out when they were about 7 or 8 - public schools are too public, IMO. But sure, Santa (or Sant-ee, as he is known in out house) is important.