Forward Looking, my 2002 resolutions (in no particular order):
First and foremost, I resolve to be as forward looking as possible. Learn from the past but stop clinging to it.
I resolve to improve my physical health. Stay current on my medication compliance, find a way to increase my exercise, do what I can to end 2002 physically healthier than I am ending 2001.
I resolve to improve my emotional health. See Raven when I need to and work with him to find the tools so I don't need to as often.
I resolve to make more time for Kevin and I together in 2002 than was made in 2001. He's too important to me to take for granted or lose track of.
I resolve to continue to slowly improve my home from garage sale hermitage level of quality to whatever the next step up the line is. I'm not worried about bells and whistles, but the trend I began in 2001 of occasionally buying a new towel, a new set of sheets, and rotating the old stuff to the trick towel stack or the rag bag, does help me to feel better about myself and less ashamed to host others.
I resolve to continue to learn new recipes and gradually ease my diet from farm-boy artery clogging to healthier and still tasty.
I resolve to manage my time online better. Cut down on the mindless and purposeless web mainlining of the net junkie and be more productive. Website reviews, writing, journals, correspondence, actually managing my hard disks instead of them managing me. Switch things around to where the computer is the bottom and I'm the top.
I may consider introducing a second cat to the house. Consult with Littleone on her territorial instincts and don't make any rash moves here. Ending 2002 without adding a new cat would be better than trying and having a catastrophic situation midyear.
I resolve to create more spiritual time, both solitary and shared, and to use it to help all of the rest of my life.
I resolve to be conscious of my friendships, and to work to make them quality.
I resolve to continue the networking with the other sex positive professionals in the Sex Writer Ghetto, and to take steps with each of them to help move us up out of that ghetto with pride.
I resolve to never turn my back on John Ashcroft.
I resolve to do as best as I can to master my new professional responsibilities at my new Other Job and to make my new employer glad that he hired me.
I resolve to pull these resolutions out once a month, and rekindle flames when needed.
I resolve to resolve my transportation problems early in the year.
I resolve to strengthen my grasp on my sluthood and live it to the fullest.
I resolve to finally start to take steps towards fiscal responsibility. Baby steps, but steps.
I resolve to remember the price of my own self respect and self esteem, and to not readily squander those resources.
I resolve to never forget just how good life is, never to forget the price paid for it, those who have gone before, and those who will leave under my view. I resolve to continue to live, affirm, and proclaim that Life Is Good, often and loud.
I resolve to meet back here next year with those friends who wish, you bring your list and I'll bring this list, and let's laugh over them together.