As I do every year right around the middle of December, I started thinking about what I'd like to accomplish in 2008. The same things came to mind, that have come to mind for the last, oh, I don't know, 5+ years. Lose weight, Save more money, Do more educational activities with the kids, etc. And, it's always kind of disappointing to get to December and realize you really have accomplished none of them- in fact, you've been on autopilot for an entire year, just trying to survive it. I have decided this year that the only resolution I am going to have, is to have a good 2008. That leaves plenty of room for interpretation- should make it easy to meet my goal. How hard can it be to have a 'good' year?? Doesn't have to be great, just merely good.
Don't get me wrong- I'd still like to lose 10 pounds, be 100% debt free, and teach my children Calculus, but I think I'll be more apt to make some progress without the pressure of a 'resolution' (clarification: progress on all of it, with the exception of Calculus, since I don't remember much in the way of Math, past pre-algebra at this point).
Hope you have a good 2008!