Wednesday, January 03, 2007

A New Day

Happy New Year and stuff! I hope everyone of you had a wonderful holiday season. I hope you survived the family fun, the exsessive amounts of food, the holiday travel. I hope your New Year's eve was fun and that those of you who wanted one, got a kiss at mid-night.

'tis the season for resolutions and I have a couple this year. Not only is it a new year, but it's a rather momentous birthday for me. I'm going to be turning the big 3-0 in a few days. I don't feel quite so old. David Bowie will be turning 60 on the same day and poor Elvis is dead, so it could be worse...or better depending on your perspective I suppose. Anyway, in light of all this I thought I'd make a list. Here goes...

2007 - To Do

Submit an article (or 10) to a real publication, magazines, newspapers, websites, whatever.
Get an article published.
Find a better job or get a substantial raise at this one.
Tell my mom that I love her more often
Write in my blog more
Keep working on positive thoughts. Such as - instead of looking in the mirror and thinking to myself "Ugh, I look like crap today." I will think in a loud and confident inner voice "Damn, I'm cute...and SMART!" Hell, I may even say it out loud.
Take my cat to the vet for a check-up. No matter how much he yowls in the kitty carrier
Learn more vegan recipes
Try more veggies that I used to not like as a kid. Mmmmmm...broccoli

Learn to touch type a little faster
And of course..get to the gym/out for a jog/go hiking more often.

Now for the whole 'thirties' thing. There are a few things that I would like to accomplish in the coming ten years. Let's see...

To Do - over the next Ten Years

Graduate with a B.A. in journalism
Get a good job with a newspaper or magazine and write great stories

Travel more

Get my masters degree at some fabulous place like Berkley, Harvard or NYU
Meet someone nice who isn't A.) manipulative B.) cold, compartmentalized and distant and C.) (a' la Bridget Jones) an emotional f*#k-wit.

I'm sure there are others, but that's all I can think of right now.

What's on your New Year's resolution list?


Marz said...

Well, that is quite a list m'dear. But if anyone can do it all, I believe it is you.

I personally do not think of it as resolutions, I make one goal for myself. I know that sounds like a really low bar I set but hey, I can't even commit to reading a monthly subscription magazine. I haven't figured out what my goal is this year, I was toying with either making it to both of the summer conferences for the associations I belong to or getting published. Frankly, I think the fist one is more realistic. I'l have to think about it and get back to you.

Sorry for the book, love your writing and look forward to more entries. XOXO

bazu said...

Happy soon-to-be birthday! I'm only a couple of years behind you, but your post has made me really energized. One thing that I constantly want to improve about myself is getting more out of each day. I'm a major procrastinator, and have fits of depression/ennui and so sometimes entire days go by without me having done anything. To add to the mix, I'm a grad. student working on my dissertation, so I'm at home all day unless I get out there and force myself to do something. That's what I want to do more of this year.

Oh, and I totally agree with you about wanting to travel more.

Good luck with everything on your list, and I look forward to hearing about your progress!

P.S. If you look anything like that bunny in your picture, then you *are* damn cute, damnit!

Cherry Red said...

Hi Meesh,

What a wonderful list. Happy almost birthday!

The two things I'd most like to do this year are: complete one of my novels-in-progress and lose 30 pounds. Those two things would make me really happy.

I love uour list. I have not made mine yet, but I will. I'm calling mine goals instead of resolutions. :) I'm actually working on a list of Indulgences for the year first. A bit of positive reinforcement to go along with my goals.

Happy New Year,

Gaia said...

Happy New Year and soon to be Birthday, Meesh !
I wish you all of those things :)

I loved the Bridget Jones' comment ! LOOOOOL

Kelley Bell said...

hmmm, my new years resolution?

To do public speaking, and push for the creation of a critial mass of ethnic and gender diversity in the political and social arena.

I am so sick of having OWG's run the world.

(OWG: Old White Guys.)

Oh, and fight for nature conservation and sustainable eco-models too.