New Month’s Resolution – August 2019

I wrote last month about a new thing I want to try, called a “New Month’s Resolution.” I liked it, so I’m sticking with it!

Last month I resolved to build something new. I did! It didn’t at all take the form I expected – I intended to try to build a swing set, and instead I built an indoor play area. It involved a lot of heavy lifting, figuring out how to assemble things without instructions or even all of the correct parts, and at least one stupid injury. But the end result is a cool playpen for my little ones and a new crafting desk for my wife in the same room, so we can control the chaos a little better. I’m happy with it. It’s not what I intended, but that’s totally okay.

That’s what I like about these New Month’s Resolutions. They’re flexible. They’re short-term and it’s okay to mess around with them. They’re low-pressure, but still moving me in the right direction.

So, what do I want to do for August?

I’ve been very busy lately, so I’ve let something slip that I actually consider very important – dedicated reading time. (That’s not an excuse, by the way! It’s my own fault for not putting the big rocks in first.) So I’m committing to that this month.

I don’t want to say “I’ll read X books,” because that’s not the point. It’s about the satisfaction in my life that I get from reading. So I’m putting myself back on the requirement of one hour of uninterrupted reading per day, and we’ll see what I learn from it. Tune in next month to see how it goes!

What’s your New Month’s Resolution?

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