I was reading up on resolutions and it seems that only about 40 percent of adults even bother making them anymore. The stats don't get any better from there. Studies show that 71 percent of participants kept their resolutions for two weeks, 64 percent for a month, and 50 percent for three months*. So without further ado, here are my 2010 resolutions (such as they are):
- My books read per year number has really taken a nose dive since the birth of young Master Henry so I'm going to make a pledge to read more. I'm an English Literature junkie, how can I not? The goal - dare I say it? - 26 books. That gives me an average of two weeks per book. And I'll allow myself some pulp fiction throwaways to gain some ground in the event the latest Thomas Pynchon book slows me down, which it will undoubtedly do.
- Stop nail biting. Again. (I start the new decade with seven out of ten nails intact.)
- Go on more date nights with my husband.
- Master the art of French cooking. (The new Julia Child cookbook should get some good use this year.)
- Jog more. Eat less. (Pie excluded, of course. Although I will run for pie.) (Stolen from Ms. Cathy at the Tub.)
- Clean up the clutter. (I've already enlisted the help of friend and fellow blogger, Megan, to assist. Pics to follow.)
- Develop my photography skills.
*What studies these are I do not know but these stats were quoted on several news sites so this must be good trustworthy information. If not, well then, my apologies for misleading you. I shall try for four months. If I can go that distance I'll be more than 50 percent better than the 40 percent who participate in this ritual.