Monday, December 28, 2009

New Years Resolutions

In the past, I have always started off the new year with such lofty, but alas, unrealistic resolutions. I will never eat sugar again! I will lose 100 pounds! I will go to the gym every single day! And, when the goals don't survive past New Years Day night, I get all depressed, feel like a loser, and give up. Of course, as discussed before, the issue is that I just set myself up to fail. This year, I will try to be a bit more gentle with myself, and at least more realistic. So, my resolutions this year are:
  • Seek out more bee people. Find the short fat awkward people who don't fit in and dance with them. I know they are out there.
  • Make a little birdhouse in my soul. Continue with this web site and blog. I'm not sure anyone is reading anymore (I haven't gotten much feedback to the blog) but if maybe someday, one person stumbles across it and finds some solace, some sanctuary here, then I'll consider this resolution a success. In fact, as long as I keep the blog up I will.
  • Believe that life can change and I'm not stuck in vain! This is a tough one for me, especially as I get older and have to face my future with some sense of realism, but without a defeatist attitude. I need to remind myself that I'm too old to be a rock star, but still young enough to maybe play a song on YouTube or maybe even do a coffee house someday.
  • Make every day the best day ever! Make plans, and even though sometimes things don't always go as planned, remember to make the best of it either way.
  • Continue making short term goals, and updating them as I cross things off. My current list is:
    • Make crabs for the ELC.
    • Make interactive map of how the FL land mass has changed for the ELC.
    • Toilet train the cats.
    • Finish Timmy and start book.
    • Get new tattoo.
    • Get promotional material (brochures and magnets) for David's business printed and distributed.
    • Learn a song on the banjo and post a video to YouTube.

  • Continue making long term goals and do all that I can to work towards them. My current long term goals are:
    • Appalachian Trail with Joy, Christmas 2010 (at least the part around north GA-North Carolina)
    • Summit Kearsage. It's kicked my butt twice so far, I need to show it who's boss.
    • See a cock-of-the-rock in its native habitat.
    • Sing karaoke. Unashamed, despite having been begged never to go near a microphone again ever (I mean that literally -- my ex posted an MP3 on the internet when we had a band, and someone clicked the link to listen to it and immediately called me, all the way from England, to beg me never to go near a microphone again, ever.)
    • Touch Marty Marquis' hair.
    • When I was a kid I saw a tv show about a museum in Japan that had a big animatronics collection. I'd really like to find and visit that museum.
    • Hike down the Grand Canyon.
    • Get the rest of the stamps for my National Park Passport.
    • Write a book.
    • Sell another photo or other piece of my own artwork (and go to the museum somewhere in Utah that has the first photo that I sold.)
    • See a Satanic Leaf Tailed Gecko in its natural habitat (Madagascar)

    Okay, those are my resolutions. Your mission -- should you choose to accept it -- post a few of yours!

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