January 1, 2006
So here it is. The inevitable resolutions list that plagues journal-keepers (and journal readers) the world over. Have I ever done one? I don't think so... except for here, and that was actually in April of '01, so that doesn't count.
Resolution the First.
Family first. Always. Pay more attention, have more patience, put in the effort. Do the right things right. Take the time to do all the familiar "little things", but also think up a few new ones. Address our home life with enthusiasm - yes, even laundry and grocery shopping. Bring a good attitude. Remember to be grateful.
This is a really good book.
Resolution the Second.
Write. Write until I remember how it's a need. Write until I remember that it's a habit. Write until I recall that I'm not a woman who, among other things, likes to dabble in writing. Rather, I am a writer who treats all experiences as fodder for my habit. Write on-line journal entries. Write a contribution for each Storyteller topic. Participate in NaNoWriMo. Maintain my 10-year journal. Write for school, yes, and write for work. But most of all, write for myself.
Resolution the Third.
Carry my camera with me. Photograph my life and surroundings, and garnish my writing with my photographs. Get artistic. Finally hook up the damn photo printer and USE it. Regularly. Send actual hold-in-your-hand pictures to friends and family. Save money and buy one of these.
Resolution the Fourth.
Get healthy, and get fit. For my own sake, as well as the sake of my success in the Three Day Walk for Breast Cancer. Raise required funds for said Walk. Exercise, eat right. Make myself feel good again.
Resolution the Fifth.
Two classes a semester, every semester, for the entire year. No wussing out come August and take a "break" that lasts for five months, like last time. I have to finish this damn degree.
Resolution the Sixth.
Meet our financial goals, which includes paying off certain credit cards, cutting back significantly on discretionary spending, and investing wisely. It's not impossible, just annoyingly grown up and responsible. Ah, well, it had to happen some day.