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.
We don't get the huricanes or tornados up this way, but we do get ICE. Ice Storm (97 or 98) was the worst weather related thing I have ever been through. Almost 36 days without, heat, hydro, phone or water.