After some discussion with friends, I've decided that making goals instead of resolutions would be a much more productive and less stressful way of approaching change. I feel like a resolution is something that I have to change immediately while a goal is something I can work toward accomplishing.
Here are a few of mine:
1) Take advantage of being unemployed: Finish renovating my bathroom; organize; detail clean; read books; relax; spend quality time with friends; make new friends; cook healthy, delicious meals; share the meals; frequent the gym; learn good sleeping habits
2) Complete a triathlon: I did a sprint a few years ago and also was on a relay team for a half Ironman. See #1.
3) Lose weight: I know that sounds cliche but all the stress I put on myself during grad school and at work did not do pretty things for my health. See #1 and #2.
4) Believe in myself: I've been trying for 29 years to do this. Maybe this will be the year..