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    Howdywiley

    Anyone out there making resolutions for the upcoming year?

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    Kate
    Keymaster

    No… but do you make them and keep them? I never have.

    I suppose I’d like for us to eat in more and spend less money on food at restaurants, but… Neither of us really likes to cook and it’s good to get out of the house and spend quality time after we work from home (I gave up on the pointless commute).

    I’d also like to think I’ll get serious about finding a new job. My tech startup (not mine, but you know) got acquired two years ago now, and the new, huge company had a VP job I wanted, but as soon as I got it they restructured and made it all sales instead of a hybrid of sales and delivery. I also don’t like working for a large company, or at least not this one.

    Otherwise, everything I can control is under control. Sure, I could do more to stay connected to family and friends, but I don’t want it enough.

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    Lianne
    Lianne

    CONNECT WITH ME MORE, KATE! 😉

    I don’t have resolutions I plan to make, per se. But I do have some life goals I plan to tackle within the first few months of the new year. Namely, purchase life insurance, create a will, and make a plan to really build up our savings in a significant way. The last item will include things like limit going out to eat, limit impulse purchases on Amazon Prime (they make it so damn easy!), and finding other areas to save, like do we really need cable?

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    K

    You don’t need cable – I’ve been without it for 2 years and don’t miss it! I use Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video. If you or your husband watch sports though, that would be a reason to potentially keep it.

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    Lianne
    Lianne

    @K we only watch football, which since having the baby, has been much less of a priority. We already have Netflix and Amazon, so we’d just need to add Hulu and HBO Now. But I am ready to make the change. It’s SO expensive.

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    K

    That was did it for me! The price just kept increasing.

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    K

    Was what* did it

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    Ange

    We bought NFL Game Pass as being Aussie we never get the games here. It’s about $260, I wonder if you guys have similar? Like an ESPN app or streaming service or something?

    My resolution is to save aggressively for our next small holiday. We’re thinking Hawaii or new Zealand. Then work on the big European one, or buy a house. Decisions decisions.

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    Howdywiley

    We cut cable this year too. Got Roku and game pass. It’s been great, we haven’t missed cable at all.

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    juliecatharine
    Juliecatharine

    Ugh I should totally get on that; I keep putting it off because making the adjustment would require some minor inconveniences but it’s like $100 a month for tv we hardly watch.

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    juliecatharine
    Juliecatharine

    Resolution wise-I’m *really* trying to eat ethically (my evolving definition anyway). I’m two weeks into cutting out meat and dairy and it’s freaking hard. It’s bringing about healthier behaviors (cooking way more, eating mindfully, cutting out a lot of crap food, etc) though and I feel better physically. I definitely recognize I’m in the early days of making a major change to my diet. If anyone has tricks to share please do…I really want to make this a permanent shift in how I eat.

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    bittergaymark
    Bittergaymark

    Eh, considering my present mood, and prospects, I’d have to say — to die spectacularly in some mindblowingly, semi- tragic mishap or accident.
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    Relax, I’d never kill myself — witnessed that from afar too many times. The survivors always needlessly overreact so. Sadly, nobody here in the West understands the beauty of suicide.
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    I dunno, a good boating accident or drowning off Easter Island is probably too much to hope for. But putting this out to the universe. Just… Fucking kill me already. You already did so to ALL my dreams. Just finish me of and be done with it. But please be spectacular about it somehow.

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