Happy New Year to all my loyal readers...and sorry for the lag in posts.
I've been thinking a lot about what I want to accomplish in 2011. Well it's probably more fantasizing about what I could accomplish. But I guess that's want too, isn't it?
I don't make new year resolutions. They are silly and just people another reason to feel bad about themselves when they have a set back. I have goals. You have to have goals or life can get really boring. I plan to make more deadlines as I actually did pretty well with the self-imposed deadlines of last year.
I plan to write and write and write. And when I think I can't write anymore, I will keep on writing. And with that writing I will have completed projects. Whether they are short stories, or heaven forbid I actually finish my novel. And I plan to get more stuff published this year. Of course, that one is somewhat beyond my control. Once I submit something...it's in some editor's hand.
There are other things that will happen in 2011 that are beyond my control. I will officially be 4 years away from turning 40. In so many ways, that bothers me, but I have 4 years to worry about it and maybe even get used to it. I don't like the idea of getting older. I don't like the idea of death. I know it will happen eventually, but I really don't like it. Yet, I think about it a lot. I am getting to an age that others around me will start dying. And maybe that's what bothers me more than the thought of actually dying. But okay, lets not talk about death.
I will potty train my daughter (alright that is supposed to be in my control but somehow I really don't think anything she does is in my control.) She will start pre-school. (I am counting down.) She will turn 3.
I will have one of my biggest debts paid off.
In so many ways, it's going to be a good year. It has to be. And that is within my control.
I am going to take on more challenging projects and I am going to accomplish those projects. Reaquaint myself with old friends. My kick some of the others in the butt. And maybe, just maybe...I will make some new friends.
And I am going to take a vacation. (a girl can dream can't she?)
All the best to everyone in the coming year and may all your dreams come true and all your goals be attainable.
Now...I have a great new idea for a story so have to go write.