Dance, save, dream

What were your New Year's resolutions -- and how are you doing keeping them? Members of Salon's Table Talk community check in on their progress.

Published January 9, 2009 6:12PM (EST)

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New Year's Resolutions for 2009 


Come share your resolutions with us. It is my hope that we can build a community of support for one another as we try to keep our resolutions.

My first resolution is be 100% accountable for my finances by keeping track of every expenditure and revenue and create a reasonable budget where I can pay off some of my debts.

 Meera Hyphenated - 10:22 pm Pacific Time - Dec 27, 2008 - #7 of 74

Get a job, sha-na-na-nah, sha-na-na-na-nah. That's my resolution.

Bouteloua - 08:47 am Pacific Time - Dec 28, 2008 - #9 of 74

Pay off the car.

Go to the Caymans.

Play with horse.

Karin A. - 09:13 am Pacific Time - Dec 28, 2008 - #10 of 74

Bring my own bags more often when shopping.

Kati - 03:32 pm Pacific Time - Dec 28, 2008 - #15 of 74

Start bringing lunch to work at least 3 times a week.

Spend at least 15 minutes a day after work putting things away at home. (We're bad about leaving clutter around.)

Pay all bills the day we receive them to avoid the OMG, I forgot about this one and it might not squeak in on time.

Stop almost mindlessly ordering books off Amazon. Put them on my wish list and order if I still want them later and meanwhile READ THE BOOKS THAT ARE PILED IN STACKS AROUND THE HOUSE, dammit.

Even better, get in the habit of using the library. Then buy books I want to reread/own.

Rather than buy more things, concentrate on getting rid of unused things around here so the house becomes less full of stuff.

GreenJ - 12:08 pm Pacific Time - Dec 29, 2008 - #23 of 74

Try to quit caffeine (for the millionth time) by limiting self to one cup of coffee or two cups of tea (ETA: each day) for a month, then switching to decaf. (this is the second hardest resolution)

NicholasB. - 02:24 pm Pacific Time - Dec 29, 2008 - #29 of 74

I'm praying for better health and more of a social life.

GaudyNight - 06:47 pm Pacific Time - Dec 29, 2008 - #39 of 74

I'm going to try to clean up my potty mouth, which is no small undertaking, given that it involves tackling serious issues of interpersonal relationships and how I handle stress.

But I don't want my kid to be dropping F-bombs when he's 2.

 jilz - 06:58 pm Pacific Time - Dec 29, 2008 - #41 of 74

I want to dance every day. A little bit. Every week-day anyway.

Alecto The Night Owl - 04:01 am Pacific Time - Dec 31, 2008 - #44 of 74

I think that I'm going to keep it simple: Remember that less can be more. That means don't over-commit. Don't overspend. Don't over-accumulate. Don't overeat. And I need to take my health more seriously.

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