New Year’s Resolutions Of A Geek
As I sit here contemplating the new year ahead of me – trying all the while not to dwell on the fact that it’s back to the grind today and just WORK – I ran across some blog posts on “geeks’ resolutions.” Naturally, that got me thinking about my own list – another list, a “geekified” one, on top of my not yet finished “regular” list.
1. Actually use technology for self-improvement. I got a Fitbit Sense for Christmas (woohoo), and on top of the gadgets and apps I already have, I am resolving to make use of these to actually improve myself. My health. My productivity. And controlling the amount of time I play videogames, binge watch, and all that jazz. Who’s with me?
2. Organize my files better. I am a hoarder, a packrat – whatever you want to call it, it’s BAD. I have files from 15 years ago, and I can’t make myself get rid of them even though I don’t even open them at all. My documents, photos, music, etc. are all over my hard disk. I can’t seem to finish putting them in order. I vow to start doing this in January. I’ve got a few moner days…
3. Read more. I had the same promise to myself in 2021, and I am going to continue with it in 2022. And then some. Instead of watching Netflix, Hulu, whatever till the moment I feel sleepy, I will pick up the new books I got for Christmas (read: The Wheel Weaves…unicorns…and a creative writing journal), and set aside about an hour for reading.
4. Pay my bills on time. I am enrolled in all sorts of online banking and bill payment systems. That’s supposed to make things easier, right? Unfortunately, I still keep getting distracted with all the other fun things you can do online, and I end up paying some – alright, a LOT – of my bills late. This year, I will make use of the tools that I have and be a good consumer.
I think I have more I can put on this list, but these three things I am pretty sure I can achieve. Care to share your geek’s resolutions?
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First published in January 2010; updated December 2021