My New Year's Resolutions

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I've decided to make a list of resolutions this year. I normally avoid doing this because I know I'll never accomplish them. However, I've realized if I make them achievable, to the point that there's no excuse not to do them, then they will get done. This is what I have come up with.

Complete my online course within 6-8 months (if mail time allows):
I recently began an online course for Hotel and Restaurant Management. I'm looking forward to a career in the Hospitatlity Industry and this is my first stepping stone. I'm not one to go to class, so I figure working at my own pace is better. I will use this course to get myself a better paying job, preferrably in a hotel of some sort, where I can save money to go to a full time school.

One major trip out of province:
I've travelled very little in my 22 years. When I was much younger, my family took a road trip to PEI, but I don't remember much of it at all except breif flashes of a dollar store, and torrential downpour while setting up our tent. I've also been down to florida, but again, this was when I was younger. I may have the chance to travel t BC for an extended period of time, and I might do this. This of course is conditional: finances and love life are two major ones. Even a week long trip would be fantastic. Anything to get me out and about for a bit.

Read at least 30 NEW books:
I am a very active reader, however, in the last year or so, I've found myself avoiding picking up books for one reason or another. I've decided to remedy this by creating a reading list for 2009. I figure I could probably read a book a week, but for the purposes of this list, I'd rather allow for unforseen events. So I cut the number down to 30. It's easily achievable, and it also makes for a lot of room for variety. I've also put a condition on this one: they have to be books I've never read before. I have a tendency to re read books I love. If I decide to read a book I've already read, I will not be allowed to count this towards the thirty.

I have a reading list made up and I'm thinking of making that my next post.. or at least one in the next week or so.

Save at least $2000:

I'm terrible at saving money. The minute I have it I need to spend it. The tail end of this year, however, I managed to have 1000 dollars in my bank account at one time. This was a very first, not including the year i recieved financial aid for school. I'm planning on moving to Toronto by the end of 2009 and would prefer to have a cushion, for just-in-case moments. This is where this goal comes in.

Anyway, that's all I have so far and, I believe, as much as I will have. I don't want to make the list too long, otherwise I'm stepping into imcompletion territory..

-Mandie
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