1. Read at least one book per month.
This has been a consistent a goal of mine for the past decade or so. It may sound simple, but for years I failed to reach it. I'm pleased that I've now managed to read at least 12 book per year for the past three years. Here's what I read in 2008:
2. Write at least one blog post per week.
If you look back at my archives for 2008, it's obvious that I didn't meet this goal. I always mean to write about things, but I put them off too long and the words in my head lose their luster. Added up, I had 59 blog posts for the year, so as an average it sounds a little better. However, 17 of those posts came from December. I'd like for every month to look like that, but as it is, a couple months had only a single post to them. My efforts feel pathetic.
3. Start recycling at home.
It's rather inconvenient to recycle where I live. There's no curbside pickup, so I have to drive our recycling downtown. As such, I spent nearly five years throwing away recyclable products, and I've always felt bad about it. Finally last year, I bought bins for the garage to sort out plastic, cans, glass, and assorted paper. When the bins fill up, I drop the contents off at the Alabama Environmental Council's Recycling Center on my way to work. And now I feel better about my impact on the environment.