Sunday, January 3, 2010
Happy New Year!
Hi Loyal Readers!
I have been on vacation since December 23rd of 2009. That's 12 days of uninterrupted fun, slothery, frivolous spending, drinking too much, telling people off after drinking too much, and sleeping.
So, it's time to get back on track. Tomorrow I go back to work. Back to cooking my own meals instead of having restaurants cook them all for me. Back to centering and being organized and saving for that 2006 Chevrolet Malibu. Back to the work and babysitting grind.
I have been contemplating resolutions for a long time this year. I had some tentative ones, but didn't solidify them until today. I swear I'm more traditional than that, usually. I usually try not to be too formal about resolutions, or to make them very vague so that I don't fail, or whatever. I contemplated a couple this year "Get better" and "Buy a Chevy Malibu". But those are boring. So today i solidified my list, illustrated and wrote it, and hung it on the fridge. I will outline it here for you, readers.
1. Stop being a creep.
Basically, stop hitting on boys so much. Stop saying creepy things to them or sending them uncalled for emails. Stop asking dudes out in ridiculous ways. Stop internet stalking. Stop going into Trader Joe's on Sunday nights to smile at the boy I like that I emailed once and then he never wrote back. (I didn't go tonight! Success!) It's getting embarrassing and discouraging. Instead, I will find other ways to distract myself. Like NOT being a creep.
2. Explore spirituality.
I have NO IDEA HOW TO DO THIS. I started by getting a book from the library called "Seeds of Faith: Practices to Grow a Healthy Spiritual Life." I have no idea how this is going to work out, but I've been denying spirituality for a long time, cause I just don't really feel into it. I don't want to be obnoxiously into it, but I want to see if I can find a teeny tiny portion of it somewhere in me. If that works, I'll find another teeny tiny portion next year.
3. Go to library more often (alone).
Did this today. It was great. By library I mean downtown library, the huge one with a million books. Going there was really satisfying, plus I got to do people watching and be exposed to some great books. Plus it's free. (Except for the $10 fine I have going there. NOT FRUGAL!)
4. No computer on Mondays.
Oh wow, this is going to be INSANELY DIFFICULT. I'm totally addicted to my computer. Like totally and completely. So this is my first step. No computer on Monday, except at work, cause I have to use the computer at work. Hopefully having just one day a week off will open my mind and help me get a whole bunch of stuff done.
And, that's basically it. Of course I have other things that I want to do, but this is a good start. Most people fail at New Year's resolutions. I am hoping I can hold on, at least for a bit. Wish me luck! Happy New Year, I hope it's a good one. (Mine will be good, but I'm already sensing that it won't be as life-changing as 2011.)