June 10, 2023

My New Years Resolutions

I know this post is a few days late, but my family life has been crazy this holiday season. The cancer is finally catching up to Grandpa and we’ve had family in from everywhere for the past week or 2.

Anyway, it’s a new year – and time for new resolutions. I know I won’t make many of these, but at least I can try.

1.) Lose weight. I’d love to lose about 20lbs. I think I can do this by cutting down my drinking, choosing the right protein powder, and exercising three to four times a week.

2.) Learn to play the guitar. I just picked up a fender acoustic guitar and a chord chart. I already know how to read music, so I’m hoping this won’t be hard.

3.) Get laser eye surgery. I’ve been talking about this for years. I finally have some extra money, so now would be a great time to finally do this.

4.) Launch some new websites. I’ve been pretty stale in this lately, and it’s time I find my motivation to code in my free time again.

That’s all I can think of right now. Pretty boring, I know.

What are your resolutions this year?

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Ryan Jones is an SEO from Detroit. By day he works as a manager of SEO & Analytics at SapientNitro where his team performs SEO for Fortune500 clients. By night he's either playing hockey or attempting to take over the world with his own websites - which he would have already succeeded in doing had it not been for those meddling kids and their dog. The views expressed here have not been paid for and belong only to Ryan, not any of his employers or clients. Follow Ryan on Twitter at: @RyanJones, add him on Google+ or visit his personal website: www.RyanMJones.com


  1. We’ll try for:
    – Run a 5k
    – Get to the gym more often
    – Get my first toastmasters cert
    – Do a big speech (booked already 80+ in attendance woot)
    – Launch a UI / usability blog
    – Start a book in 6 months based on posts from above
    – I picked up guitar about 1.5 years ago, ive been trying to learn to sing
    – The 2007 web ascender earnings were better than expected, I’m shooting for 3x in 2008.


  2. How about
    -come home from Iraq
    -finish getting divorced
    -finish 3 classes
    -max army pt test
    -promoted to Sergeant