Happy [Screw It!] Year!
So, here’s what I’m thinking. I’m not making a crappy resolutions list.
No, I’m not.
But why not? They’re so fun to not complete!
Exactly, my friends! Exactly! Why stress myself out? Why set myself up for failure? Oh wait, did I not JUST post that to fail is to become successful?
Well, instead of an unrealistic list of resolutions, I am going to reflect on ALL of my major accomplishments of 2007. There were so many! I cannot believe all of the incredible things I achieved in ’07! I amaze myself, and I’m sure my list of successes will shell-shock you as well. You’ll think, “Wow, how on earth does she manage all of this?” and “She is an incredible woman/mother/person!” Try not to be jealous. Work as hard as I do, and you too may accomplish these successes and accomplishments. In fact, I’m guessing that many of you unwittingly have already done so!
Without further delay, I bring to you, my accomplishments of 2007, in no particular order:
My children still love me.
My husband still loves me.
We are still healthy.
We are still happy.
We still have shelter.
We still have food.
We still have friends.
Dude. Not too shabby of a list of accomplishments, huh?
Now, to focus on 2008:
And not because I don’t want to make any, but because I am going to be WAY too busy in the New Year because I have acquired another part-time job!
I think you may know I work part-time for www.babyzone.com and love, love, love it! Well, I have a new part-time job too, and this one is just as exciting!
I am going to be a WRITER!
Yes folks! Beginning January 7, 2008, every day, Monday through Thursday, from noon to 1:30, (or thereabouts) my new job will take my butt into a chair where I will be writing my second novel. This part-time gig pays very little (OK, it pays absolutely NADA) and offers me NO benefits at all. In fact, I don’t think I am getting anything out of it, except for the fact that I know it’s something I NEED to do, deep down in my heart, and the only way I’m going to get it done is to make it a job for myself, and to create time in my life to get it done.
So, there is no time for resolutions, no time for me to search into my soul for things I want to achieve or to get better at, or to learn to do. Nope. I will be too busy with my two part-time jobs, raising my family, appreciating my marriage, loving my children and my husband, doing some yoga, reading some books, writing my second novel… you get the idea…there’s no time anymore to HOPE to do these things; there’s only the time in front of me to finally DO the things I NEED to do.
Tell me something interesting and new about 2008 for you!