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New Year

It’s that time of year again where my social media feeds are cluttered with things like “How to Keep you New Years’ Resolutions!” and “5 Annoying Things People Do at the Gym” and “The 40 Most Divine Things Zac Efron did in 2013” (thanks Buzzfeed).

Of course, I always get myself caught up in these resolutions. I consider myself a fairly well-educated, level-headed human being, but it does make sense on one level to start new or to refocus on things.

For 2014, I’m going to do both:

Goal #1: Blog More

I researched self-publishing an ebook, but I found some obstacles, mainly I don’t have either time nor the attention span to write a book. Secondly, it looks kinda hard. So, that brings me to blogging, something I used to do fairly regularly about running. I love to write. I need to write. And, with any luck, this blog will focus on something at some point. So…one blog post per week.

Goal #2: Exercise More

The most cliche new year’s resolution, right? “I’m going to hit the gym and lose 20 pounds by spring!” Um, not really. I just need to be more consistent with my exercising. This oughta help:

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See, once I commit to something, I focus on it and train for it. More specifically, once I pay for somethingI focus on it and train for it.

So…yeah. Who knows what this blog will be about. I tell my students that your blog has to fill a niche. Has to be focused. Me? Not so much. These posts could be about teaching, parenting, exercising, or a combination of all of them. Like the blog says, “My Blog, My Rules.”