Resolutions for a New Year

New Resolutions
Devised for this brand new year.
I’ll keep them this time!

That’s what I said last January, and some of my resolutions were more successful than others. On the upside, I’m well on my way to reaching my target weight (I’ve already lost ~15 lbs in the last 5 months) and I finally developed a system of tracking my finances, even if I’m sinking copious amounts of money on anime figures, videogames, and manga. On the downside, I’m still biting my fingernails, my Japanese has improved very little, and my library of unread books has somehow grown (along with my videogame “pile of shame”). More than half of last year was unproductive, and it wasn’t until August that I started to get my life together. Hopefully this year will be different.

And so, here are my resolutions for 2009:

  • Meet my younger siblings
  • Lose ~10 more pounds
  • Develop upper body muscles
  • Improve my Japanese
  • Begin Application process for JET
  • Write 1-2 Short stories
  • Stop biting my fingernails
  • Read all my unread books
  • Limit my daily internet time
  • Limit extraneous spending