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Think Kit wants to know: What’s one step you can take to support a goal you have for 2014?

First of all, let’s talk about a couple of my goals for the year, which I’ll present here in the form of the ever-popular resolution. I resolve it!

Resolution One: Participate in the #Read26Indy challenge and read 26 books this year. If I can’t manage that, I pretty much need to disown myself. I like to joke that, with an MA in English, I’m basically a professionally trained reader. So let’s put that good skill to use and actually read some stuff. I’m kicking off my 26 books with A Supposedly Fun Thing I’ll Never Do Again, which is a book of essays and arguments by David Foster Wallace. 

Resolution Two: Cut out the clutter in my email inbox. I realized today that I spend the majority of my time in my email “running” from emails I find kind of interesting but not interesting enough to open and engage with. Out of guilt, I keep them around, and then, a few days later, sift through my inbox deleting deleting deleting. Solution? Just kept this stuff out of my inbox to begin with.

As soon as I finish this post, I’m going to go and unsubscribe from some of the lists and organizations that are cluttering up my inbox. Then I’m going to put my computer down, pick up my book, and try to knock out a chapter.

I should have been making manageable resolutions like these years ago.

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