Okay, after an emergency midnight run to the vet clinic and waking up still feeling rotten, 2011 is looking like a petulant copraphagous child who's celebrated New Years by writing their thoughts on a clean wall in the infamous "brown crayon."
My only resort is to work hard at making the year better. To that end, I am publicly declaring my goals for 2011.
To quote one of my favorite authors (and simultaneously steal that quote from a good friend who posted it on FB):
Now is the accepted time to make your regular annual good resolutions. Next week you can begin paving hell with them as usual -Mark Twain
• Read 75 books
• Lose 70 pounds
• Walk/ride 1024 miles
• Meditate 20 minutes a day
• Get one book finished and submitted (or self-published)
• Enter a short story anthology at least once a month
• Blog at least twice a month
The good news is I am off to a great start. One book down and 74 to go. And this counts as my second blog entry for January.
I'll add to this list the act of mindfulness. I'm going to be reporting periodically on how I am doing with all of my resolutions. I'm still holding out for 2011 to grow up to be a responsible creative adult.