In review: 2008 New Year's resolutions

By Katharine Swan On Monday, December 29, 2008 At 7:54 PM

I've been doing everything a bit late this holiday season, so I'm just now reviewing my 2008 New Year's resolutions and deciding what to put on my list for 2009.

(For the record, I don't really take this too seriously — obviously, because of how many resolutions I promptly forget about and neglect to meet each year — but it's still a fun New Year's tradition.)

My resolutions for 2008 were as follows:

1. Spend the first hour of every workday on my own projects
2. Finish and launch my website updates
3. Increase my annual income by a third
4. Pay off 75 percent of my credit card debt
5. Keep in touch with my friends better
6. Get pregnant

And here are the results:

1. Sometimes
2. Nope
3. No way
4. Not even close
5. Nope
6. No

Hmmm. Maybe I should make different sorts of resolutions for 2009...


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Blogger Irreverent Freelancer Says:  

I think you should focus on the one you want to happen MOST. Once you get one area of your life on track, the rest seems to fall in place of its own accord.

Blogger Katharine Swan Says:  


You are right, and I was already trending that direction. You'll see a difference in my 2009 resolutions when the post goes live on New Year's Day. :o) (Yes, I am making you wait for it! LOL)

I have two to-do list style goals, two feel-good career-related kinds of goals, and one personal goal. A much different (and, I hope, more attainable) assortment than my 2008 resolutions.


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Katharine Swan is a full-time freelance writer with more than 5 years of professional writing experience. In addition to maintaining several personal blogs, she writes a variety of online marketing materials for clients, including company blogs, articles, and press releases. In her free time, she spends time with her horse, reads, and writes fiction.

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