How do people start New Year’s resolutions on January 1? Am I the only person in the world who bakes, entertains, gift wraps, and parties myself into oblivion until the point where I don’t want to do a darn thing come New Year’s Day? Here we are on January 14 and I am finally getting things organized enough to focus on how to better myself in 2013.
Oh sure, I had lofty goals. Last year, we took an awesome New Year’s day hike at Red Rocks Park near Denver. And we were going to do it again. But this year 2013 hit us in a sleep deprived state so we decided to forgo the hike and head to a late breakfast instead. We did end up at Ikea, though, so I suppose a few hours there could technically be classified as a hike.
In general, I hate New Year’s resolutions. I think they are incredibly cliche and what’s even more cliche is the fact that they never last. I think the number 1 New Year’s resolution should be to make your New Year’s resolution last longer than a few weeks – maybe even the whole year.
I try to start out every year with a general plan to get organized and unload myself of unnecessary clutter. I am, after all a super organized coder and that carries over into my home and daily life. So I’ve spent the last couple of weeks organizing my kitchen, planning menus, organizing closets, cutting back on what I eat (duh, who doesn’t have that resolution!), and decluttering my physical space. And I was so delighted to find that there is, in fact, a code for that:
- Y93.E9, Activity, other interior property and clothing maintenance
If only there was a companion code specific to shoe shopping – then I could code the before and the after!
What’s in Store for 2013?
Happy New Year to all of you! I am not sure what is in store for my blog in 2013, but I continue to look around for inspiration. For now I am still inspired by the Code for the Day, even though it doesn’t seem to come every day. Look for an FAQs page coming some time in the next couple of months for people interested in a coding career. And best wishes for keeping your New Year’s resolution past first quarter!