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Resolutions
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kae
I always make New Year Resolutions, even though I'm not good at keeping them. I figure it's as good a time as any to take stock of your life and change aspects of it that you don't like.

For better or worse, these are my resolutions:

1) Become more healthy. I've gained a lot of weight and lost a lot of muscle tone since I've been in America. I'd like to get back to where I was, and perhaps even become a little fitter.
2) Take up karate again. I've found a new dojo that looks great, and I'd like to work on my martial arts again. It'll help with resolution 1.
3) Keep a budget and stick to it. I've been having problems managing my money, and it's sheer lack of discipline on my part. I'm not in debt or anything, but my savings have been steadily dropping.
4) Write fiction. I intend to have the rough draft of a novel done by the end of this year. It can be short, but it needs to be done.

Maybe I need to sit down and do another 101 in 1001.

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I need to do #3, too. The main thing is that I need to *write down* the monthly budget and actually do something with the surplus we have every month. A friend of mine follows Dave Ramsey's rule that you need to have a zero budget - so you "spend" every dollar that comes in. Whether that be for groceries, medical expenses, savings for that new computer - whatever. Just allocate all your funds.

It seems like the simplest thing, but I'm having such a tough time just sitting down and doing it!

Oh, and happy new year. :)

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