Part of me hates New Year's resolutions, part of me loves them. Mostly, I think I hate them. You pin so much on the start of a year. "Well last year sucked, but THIS year, this is THE YEAR." I think in most cases, it's just more days. Every day is a new day, a new chance. The year is not out to get you, people. I promise. Just hang in there.
"Every passing moment is another chance to turn it all around." (Man, I love that quote. I have it memorized. I did sort of forget it was from Vanilla Sky though. Alas. Of course, I also love "I am beset by the ironies of my life" from The Last Samurai...)
Just, do the best you can, every day. Work towards a goal, every day. There are these people out there who accomplish SO MUCH and it's just mind boggling. But how much time do I spend sitting on my butt, watching TV? Too much. I did recently connect my love of books and TV though - they're stories. Duh. (Currently I'm binging USA's "Suits." I love most of the other USA shows, so why not? Psych, White Collar, Monk, Covert Affairs... why not another one, right?)
1. SEE BASTILLE LIVE IN CONCERT. I had tickets last year, but to their closest show, which was in Philly. A 16 hour drive round trip with a 7 year old? No. BUT IT WILL HAPPEN.
Look. If you don't like Bastille, I'm not sure we can be friends. I mean, we can be, but I'll wonder about you. Your taste is suspect. Their original stuff is great, their remakes are great. Just, go. Listen. Indulge in Bastille. You're welcome. (Picture I said that Sadie style, a la MTV's amazing show, Awkward.)
2. Get my migraines under control through diet and exercise (I ordered P90X3 yesterday! I am very excited for: 30 minute work-outs, Tony in a higher quality picture (dare to dream for HD Tony), and a meal plan that isn't EAT ALL THE MEATZ). I'm going to juice more, and have more smoothies and salads. I'm a vegan, for heaven's sake. Why do I have weeks where I don't eat a single salad? Madness. (I'm not a big Muse fan for the most part, but I kind of like this song. Also, the title is right.)
3. Finish my first novel. I wrote just over 50,000 words for NaNoWriMo, and then I got distracted by holiday things, but I have spent a lot of time thinking about my novel, so I'm ready to get back to it. ONWARD. Will it suck? Will it get published? I have no idea. But I can't just not do it and lament what could have been, can I? (I have read some books this year that are not that good and fill me with hope for myself.)
4. Get more organized. When you grow up without organization, you don't really catch on, and before you know it, you're in your 30s and your house is a mess.
Okay, that's pretty much it, actually. LIVE EACH DAY. Unless of course you have 2 1/2 weeks of the flu, like I just had, in which case, you lay on your backside and watch TV and drink ginger ale and eat too many gluten free pretzels and feel bad for yourself.
YOUR goal. Bastille.