This is the same set of resolutions as last couple of years.  I kinda think that they're complete and realistic.  I've tweaked things a bit and will likely do so during the year. I plan to be less concerned about process and more about outcomes. Example, I'll be less concerned with keeping lists and more with accomplishing items that would be on such lists.

The Resolutions of Shin - 2019

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. As I start the year, weight is my biggest concern. 216? Really? Getting out of the house (travel) is a big issue too.


My values haven't changed.  In alphabetical order:










RESOLVED: Be organized.  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! This includes my computer.

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

RESOLVED: Travel. Look for new travel opportunities. Michigan, Europe, or something else BIG! Is that Spain I hear calling? Actually, numerous small things are good, too. Do a Contra Costa County cities thing.

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.

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! Don't avoid new commitments. Review this page BEFORE updating the "So How'm I Doin' sections!

So How'm I Doin'?

These are pretty much the same as the last few years. A few tweaks here and there, but if I keep these, I'll be doing pretty good. I hope. 


RESOLVED: Be healthy.  Keep my weight reasonable.  I finished 2018 at a horrible 216, 15 pounds more than when I started. 15 was close to what I wanted to lose! 185 would be nice, but staying under 200 is important. 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. Be nice to my back (a success in 2018.) Keep reasonable hours (generally in bed before 1:00.)

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!) Perform. Play stuff other than guitar. Find new musical outlet.

Last update: Jan 3, 2019

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