I'm not usually one for coming up with new year's resolutions because I feel if you're going to try and do something, either you will or you won't. But I've been working to make some changes in my life and since I have a blog now, maybe it'll help hold me responsible.
1. Play more games
This may sound silly to a non-gamer, but do you know how hard it is to actually focus on playing games? Yes, I go home almost every night and game. But in the past, I'd spend months and even years on World of Warcraft or Diablo 3.
There are dozens of games I want to play. There are dozens of games I haven't even finished. I probably beat more games as a kid than I have as an adult. Now in my defense, as my husband reminded me, when we'd play a game like World of Warcraft, was there really an end game? There was always new content coming out and right when it seemed like you did everything you could do, an expansion would be announced.
But I want to give some other games my attention and since we're waiting on a new Diablo (one of our favorite franchises), I'm going to spend my time working on those games. As I'm writing this, my husband and I are working on Assassin's Creed Odyssey and Let's Go Eevee, which is visually gorgeous and has a great storyline. Can we get these games actually finished before working on other games?
2. Start (and actually finish) crafts
I've got a Lion King Simba cross-stitch I started when I was 16 and it's still not done. I have a bad habit of getting excited about a craft idea, spending money at the store, and then not actually buckling down to complete the project. I'd like to set myself a goal that if I have an idea to do a craft, I want to come up with a reasonable timeline to actually get it done.
3. Make three changes to help the environment
If you don't know, in my professional life I do marketing and communications for a conservation organization. I'm always inspired by the work we do to conserve the natural world and I'd like to make some changes to carry that work into my personal life.
I already have some ideas in mind for this one: start using reusable straws and regular silverware to avoid using single-use plastics, educate myself about proper recycling to ensure my recycling items aren't winding up in a landfill, generally start using more reusable items. (Plus, I think I'll be able to put a gaming spin on these ideas to make it more fun!)
4. Save money
I have a bad habit of buying lunch at work. While it doesn't seem all that expensive because I receive an employee discount, I'm still spending double what I could spend had I just gotten food from the grocery store. And that money eventually adds up. So I'd like to limit myself to purchasing food at work only three times a month and then take the difference from what I would have spent and set it aside in my Acorns savings account. This one is going to be difficult for me, especially in the summertime.
I'm going to do some check-ins throughout the year to see how I'm doing and if I'm on track for accomplishing some of these things. What about you? Do you make resolutions for the new year? What do you hope to accomplish?