It’s hard to believe, but we are halfway through 2009 already. I actually feel as though this year has been nicely paced – I don’t it slipping through my fingers like I do some years – but it still moves a bit too quickly for what I would prefer. I didn’t do a quarterly check-in of my New Year resolutions this year and upon reviewing them I can see why – for the most part they are terribly broad resolutions, the kind of resolutions achievable by the end of the year perhaps but not the kind that can be neatly crossed off month by month. Still, I think June might be a nice month to talk about some of them more in depth and discuss why others simply aren’t going to work. I’m not going to do that here, today – I mean, I just got back from a work trip to Florida and I keep getting these warning emails from IT that threaten to close my email down since it somehow has overflowed in my absence (am very, very important, if you didn’t realize this) and since one of my resolutions was to be on time for work, I am going to give you a preview of upcoming blog posts about various resolutions instead of writing about all of them in one.
My 2009 resolutions, with comments:
To quit smoking, once and for all (this has been achieved but it demands it’s own post – possibly two posts, about this addiction I have battled for much too long – suffice it to say I am no longer smoking but it is rather recent and it’s possible I’ll have to post about this in December instead of this month if I don’t feel ready – who knows?)
To develop a wardrobe I feel comfortable with and to take better care of my femininity – probably won’t post about this – comes down to the fact I don’t love shopping and the time it takes to have a kick-ass wardrobe, but I actually believe it’s important so I’m going to concentrate on this for the next six months or so. Maybe I will post pictures of clothes. That could be fun.
To synthesize all I’ve learned about exercise and eating and develop a lifestyle rather than continuously dieting – ug, I have such food issues. SUCH food issues. I am finally on my way with this, I think – blog post to come.
To stop all negative self- talk – ha hah ah hahahahahhahaha
To find a way to cease my hypochondriac tendencies – ha hahah ahahahahah
To become more fiscally responsible, with a new financial goal each month – this is ongoing but if I do say so myself I have been stellar in this regard. S. and I still can improve in areas, but we have budgets we work within, we put money away, and we are doing pretty well. Probably no post on this as it is boring and rude to talk about money.
To get back into theater – don’t think this is going to happen, at least in terms of returning to acting. Definite post.
To engage my inner academic – am not even sure what I meant by this but am pretty sure I haven’t done this yet
Find a church and attend regularly – no post – this is a second-part-of-the-year goal
Volunteer – Tried, failed – more on this, definitely
Be on time for work – generally I am now on time for work unless I allow my writing to bleed beyond seven in the morning.
Seems like a good guide to June – posts on the above, interspersed with posts on reading, maybe some pictures, perhaps some recipes, some memes and an award to give…do you ever need a guide to help you blog? Lately when I’ve been sitting down to blog my mind has gone blank but it isn’t because I don’t want to blog…so it helps me to make a list of things to blog about until the ideas start flowing without convincing. Interestingly, the less I am writing, the less I feel I have to blog about, which reinforces my opinion about writing begetting writing.
Off to answer all those emails and resume status as very important person…