Archive for December, 2014


Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

This should not be taken as a reflection on the time of year, imminent holiday, etc., etc….

Damn; sometimes I fucking hate fairy tales.

The Resolution Dissertation

Wednesday, December 10th, 2014

(I feel all Big Bang Theory with that title… Heh.)

I know, it’s a little early to be talking about New Year’s resolutions, but considering how FUBAR 2014 has been for me and my family, I can’t really help but want to look forward. Funny how the New Year doesn’t really change anything when you look at it logically — I mean, with the exception of a number — but it’s very much a psychological thing.

I keep telling myself to keep the list short, because having too many resolutions on a list feels like a recipe for failure, but I can’t help but think of things that I’d like to change or do differently. (And yeah, I know, I’m not the best at keeping the damn things, but hey — what’s the point of living if you don’t set goals for yourself??)

So here we go (in no particular order):

1. Do the Ray Bradbury Challenge (see a couple of posts ago [*edit: okay, the last post. I checked.]). (This one will definitely live up to its name, but I’m determined to try. I already have a huge anthology of poetry that should get me through many days.)
2. Move more. (In some form or another. Every day. Building up to my Power 90 DVDs.)
3. Create more. (I miss sewing. I really do. :( )
4. Read more. (The Bradbury Challenge will help this quite a bit, but there are also SO many novels I want to read… Ugh!)
5. Write more. (This also ties in with the Bradbury Challenge, but I’d like to add longer stuff, not just the short stories, too.)
6. Tame the chaos of the house. (One step at a time. One small task at a time. Clear out anything that it not useful or does not improve our lives in some way.)
6a. Part of the taming resolution — the start: choose one box a week from the storage room. Empty it and sort it into keep, sell, and donate piles, and follow through. (Small bites. SMALL steps! Doing it this way I could probably get that storage room reorganized by spring. And then from there, it’s the other rooms… Focus! :P )
7. Try some things pinned to Pinterest that I keep looking at, but not doing — at least one thing a month. I’m sure I can do 12… (Nothing that I’ve saved there looks that hard, really. It’s just a matter of being prepared and managing time to do it.)

So those are the things I’ve been thinking about. I’m tired of feeling like I’ve just been on a hamster wheel — trying, trying, trying… and not getting anywhere. The biggest challenge is time management, and particularly those days when my git-up-and-go has got-up-and-went when I have the energy of a slug. But 2015 *will* be different. That’s it. I’m tired of feeling like I’m not accomplishing anything. I would like to look back a year from now and take stock of everything that I’ve done. I can’t wait for that.