The resolutions that top my list are:
1. Making the gym a priority
I'm happy to say that since last month, I've been going to the gym a few times a week. I decided to get a head-start because I knew that going to the gym more often was going to be one of my resolutions. It might be a form of New Year's-resolutions-cheating but by starting before New Year's, I've succeeded in making it a habit.
2. Reading more
My professors at UC Irvine always reminded me that if I read more, I'd become a better writer. They described this process to be a kind of osmosis--the cadence of sentences and new vocabulary would become ingrained in my mind if I only exposed myself to a greater variety of books. Besides reading what some authors have on their bookshelves, I definitely have to reread some of the books I skimmed through in college (sorry, professors).
3. Saving up to travel on my own
My last resolution is also the one I am most excited about. I'd like to start saving up so I can begin to explore the world. My first trip would involve taking the Amtrak up the coast and making stops along the way to visit Seattle and Portland. Once I am in Portland, I'd make the trip to Astoria because I've had a fascination with the city ever since I watched The Goonies when I was just a kid.
What are your New Year's resolutions?