I am thinking about going back to a free blogging service like blogspot – I ignore this site far too much to justify paying for it, and I have neither the skills nor the inclination to update the template and that coding and the whatchamacallits and the thingies to make it look nice. On the other hand, it doesn’t cost all that much and it’s nice to have it with my name on it because it makes me have to think about some of the drivel I post.

That said, Happy New Year, readers! (All zero of you! Welcome!) It’s time to make resolutions! I tend to make crappy ones, that I break within the first week, but this year is going to be a little different. Instead of “lose weight” it’s going to be “finish a marathon.” I put my name in for the New York City marathon for this year, and if I’m selected, I am going to finish it, one way or another. To that end, I have been hitting the gym and working on the walking/running business. Ideally, I’d like to *run* the whole thing, but let’s be honest – that isn’t going to happen this year. So walk/run it is!

So far, it’s going. It’s not going particularly well or particularly poorly, it’s just going. I am having some trouble with one of my legs and at some point I am going to hit up a doctor to see what that’s about but until then (because I tend to put myself very low on the priority list), I am taking it easy and doing as much as I can without totally injuring myself.

My other major resolution is to be kinder to myself. I am my own worst critic, my own worst enemy, and my own biggest stumbling block. I need to get out of my own way most of the time. So I’m going to try to do that. One major step I am taking in that direction is to get rid of people in my life (both online and off-) who aren’t good for me. I do have a few “friends” who simply DO NOT LIKE ME, based on their words and actions, and those people? Don’t get any more of my time or energy.

It’s easier said than done, of course. In this day and age, you can’t just “drift apart” anymore – you have to unfriend them on Facebook, unfollow them on Twitter, evade their IM chats, etc. It takes a lot of management, and that’s if the people in question don’t notice this cyber detachment. If they *do* notice, GAH! So Much Explaining. Which I do not have the inclination to do. I’m not a fan of explaining myself, and I try to avoid it when I can.

So those are the two big things that I am doing. Both of them are going to be really really tough but will really benefit me in the end. I hope.

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