New Year’s Resolution: 2006

Another year is coming to a end and the beginning of the next is just around the bend. Ooh, that rhymes! 2005 marked the year that I viewed things with a different perspective. I’ve been doing a lot of reading and I’m starting to understand things differently. I’ve been doing a lot of thinking so I act upon things differently. Although I may be doing these things differently, I am still the same person deep down inside. Honestly, I am. That is probably one thing that will never change. I’ve learned to do things my way and not worry what others may think of me. I am an individual and I answer to no one but me. Well, maybe with the exception of my parents, I answer to them too.

With the new year comes the tradition of making a resolution. It is a commitment that one makes in order better their life by fixing their flaws. But that is easier said than done. Often, resolutions are broken within the first week, maybe the first day even. In order to stay on track, you need to get things written down and you need to tell people about it so they can help you stay focused. And, of course, the resolution needs to be something that you honestly believe you can achieve. So with out further delay, here is my 2006 New Year’s Resolution, in no particular order.

Spend more time with the family.
I’m a computer guy so I tend to spend a lot of time in from of the monitor. I’ve got blogs to write, codes to debug, sites to design and MSN messages to ignore. I spend way more time on the computer than I should. There is a whole lot of things going on outside my door that I’m missing out on. So in ’06, I’m going to reduce the amount of time I spend online. But don’t worry, I’ll keep the blogs coming.

Try harder to get a good job.
I don’t see a clear path on the future of my current job. I didn’t intend to stay in security for as long as I did but at the time, it was convenient. I went to college for a reason and now it’s time to put all those years of learning to good use. Otherwise, it would have been waste of time.

Talk less and listen more.
I don’t know how it happened but this year, I’ve become a very talkative person. Usually I’m the quiet one in the group but for some reason, I have a lot to say. I guess the older you get, the wiser you become and the more you want to share all that wisdom. But because I talk so much, I barely listen. You can tell me your name and I’ll probably forget it as soon as you turn around to leave.

Keep my room clean for as long as possible.
My room has got to be one of the messiest room ever. I’ve got cables here, wires there, computer parts all over the place and clothing spread everywhere. I don’t know how it started but I have this one corner on my bed where I throw all my clothes on. The rest of the bed is clear except that one corner. I think all my winter clothing are sitting there and it’s piling up. It’s like two feet high right now with more to come.

Get rid of personal debts.
I’ve got a $3000 credit card debt that doesn’t seem to be going down any time soon. Mind you, approximately $100 of that is actually mine. The other $2900 is there because other people needed help with some bills. None of them has mentioned anything about paying me back yet but not to worry, I know where they live. Maybe I should add ‘Stop lending people money’ to my list, sounds like a good idea.

Arrive on time.
I’m never on time for anything. Not that it is my entire fault. If I am expected to be there at a certain time, I will make an effort to get there on time. But if you call me up while I’m sleeping, do not expect me to be there within the hour. I cannot help it if I close my eyes for a second and I wake up eight hours later.

Work more productively.
Lately, I have been doing some work on web designing but I am not being productive enough. I get side tracked easily when I’m on the computer. I get the work done, just not in a timely fashion. As for things that I think I can finish very quickly, I usually set those aside for the meantime and get it done at a later time. What I should be doing is finishing the task off first so I won’t have to do it later because if I do it later, I will never finish it on time due to the lack of interest.

Get a girlfriend.
I am only adding this one in because a lot of people suggested that I get out of the single’s life. I think it’s a good idea because I’m tired of the adults telling me to go back to Cambodia to get a wife. I am not getting married to a girl who I barely know. Getting to know that girl is going to be pretty hard too because she probably doesn’t speak English all that well.

For the ladies:
I am a 5’10”, brown eyes, black hair, left handed, 24 year old Capricorn from Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. I am a down to earth and laid back kind of guy who is very easy to get along with. I am kind, thoughtful and considerate, less selfish than the average. I am very open minded yet opinionated when I need to be. I possess undiscovered potentials and I am slowly evolving. Love is my primary motivation.

I am looking for an intellectual woman who isn’t afraid to be herself. Someone who has a good sense of humour and will laugh at my stupid corny jokes. Someone who is supportive of my goals and is willing to take the journey with me. If it’s any consolation, I have big feet. 😛

For the men:
Homie don’t play that.

2005 was a good year and it meant a lot to me but 2006 represents something a lot more. 2006 is the year I turn 25 and I think it’s a good idea that I get hammered out of my mind! It’s probably better to do that before I get too old to remember how. That’s right I’m getting old. Think of it this way, when I turn 25, I’ll be a quarter of a century old. I can see the gray hair settling in.