This is the same set of resolutions as last year.  I kinda think that they're complete and realistic.  This big problem is cutting back on stupid computer games.  I may drop this if other stuff is getting done, but it's still way obsessive.  The other change is that being organized will not be a monthly "to do" list but more a twice a week or so list.

The Resolutions of Shin - 2017

So if anyone is reading this, feel free to contact me and give a critique.  The whole point of going public is to force myself to tell the world how I'm doing.


My values haven't changed.  In alphabetical order:











RESOLVED: Be organized.  Keep up some form of "to do" list and cross things off!  Also, keep my finances in order.  Keep house.  Maintain the car.  Always keep my house within an hour from being ready for company!  A place for everything and everything in its place! 

RESOLVED: Show Brain Activity.  Write: rejoin the Tuesday writing group and contribute. Read at least half an hour each day.  Try new things.

RESOLVED: Travel.  Finish the 58 County Pledge. Look for new travel opportunities. Hawaii. Michigan. Vancouver, Europe, or something else BIG!

RESOLVED: Socialize.  Via both direct contact and computer (email, Facebook, etc.)  Expand friendship circles.  Be appropriate and positive in personal interactions (always an uphill struggle!)  Smile.  A snail mail a month!

RESOLVED: Be involved with the community.  Seek and participate in community affairs.  Attend and participate in church.  Be socially responsible and involved.

RESOLVED: Honor commitments.  Pay bills and other financial commitments on time.  Show up on time and prepared as promised.  Perform work I've promised.  Keep up with family and participate in family events.  Update this website at least monthly! Review this page BEFORE updating the "So How'm I Doin' sections!

So How'm I Doin'?

The last formal resolutions were done in 2012, so I'm going to finish 2015 with them, tweeking as needed:


RESOLVED: Be healthy.  Keep my weight reasonable.  Right now I'm at 192 (Jan 9) which is decent. I want to hit 185 sometime in 2017 and NEVER go over 199. Do routine doctor, dentist, eye exams and do specialist things. Adequate diet (fruits & veggies, no excessive junk food) and exercise (5 days a week either walking or golf or reasonable substitute). Take my meds.

RESOLVED: Be musical.  Play music (not including performances) an average of 1/2 hour a day when at home or have access.  Listen to music (at least 1 club or concert per month!) Give sax a chance!

RESOLVED: Cut down on brainless computer games.  This has been a problem for years.  What a waste of my time. Some is fine but if I average over two hours a day, that's a problem.

Last update: Jan 9, 2017

Last update: January 2, 2018