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Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Year's .... Ideas

Well. Gerb tagged us over on her blog : ) And so then she had to explain to me what that meant. Yes, I feel very undereducated at the moment. Which is okay. Nothing a little chocolate and a willingness to ask questions won't cure!

So, what a bunch of us need to do here is share three of our New Year's Resolutions. Personally I chafe at the idea of New Year's Resolutions. Just the word "resolution" makes me feel like I'm setting myself up for failure. This is probably a learned response, having failed at resolutions for years. So that's why I called the post "Ideas". I'm trying to trick myself. And to that end, I'm going to take a break and end this post here. I'm going to go hunt down some more chocolate, then come back and share three of my New Year's Ideas.


Jennifer McAndrews said...

All right. Here we go. In no particular order, three ideas I plan to make good on for 2009:

1. Delegate I spend a lot of time being frustrated by my inability to do everything. It's time for me to just accept I can't and assign other people to help (yes, this means my kids will learn to clean the house!)

2. Reclaim home office This space has become a storage room. It's long past time for me to take control back and make the space mine again -- and make it a creative space.

3. Make better food choices I'm totally not giving up Taco Bell, let's just be clear on that. But I know from my own experience that I feel good and have more energy when my fruit and vegetable intake is high and my cookies and toast intake is low. I want to get back to that.

And for the record, this list goes on! But those are my top three.


Nicole Maggi said...

Okay, I have more than 3 resolutions for 2009, but here are the 3 most important.

1. I'm starting the year in the ranks of the unemployed, so I will have A LOT of free time on my hands. Resolution #1 is to use that time wisely, creatively, and productively.

2. Finish editing my current WIP and get it to my agent by March. Then move right onto the next project instead of sitting around waiting for the phone to ring.

3. Lose 15 pounds. I lost 30 last year, and have gained probably 5 of it back over the last two weeks, so at least I'm still somewhat ahead!

Like Jen, the list goes on, but I'll leave that for January 2nd. :-)

Julie O'Connell said...

Resolutions? I don't know if I can be bothered when I'm eating my last dark chocolate graham cracker from Starbucks. Mmmmmmmm.

Okay, here are three goals for the coming year, in no particular order:

1. Find something active that I can do on a regular basis that doesn't make me dry heave, and DO IT, already!

2. Complete and edit my current WIP, with help from my lovely critique group. Hello lovely critique group!

3. Stop volunteering for things. Just say 'no'. Recognize my limitations (and that applies to my whole life, too).

I'd like this to be the year that I make my own luck, rather than hoping good things happen to me. Know what I mean?

Tag - who's next?

Gerb said...

Hi, my friends!

Yeah, I'm with Jen. I bristle at the idea of "resolutions" but I'm also with Julie about the whole creating my own luck, and without goals and action to meet those goals, there's not a whole lot of luck-creating going on.

The good thing about all these goals (not resolutions. ha!) is that they are concrete and obtainable, if not easy (delegating and saying no are probably the hardest!) But we can do it!

Like I said, 2009 is going to be the best year EVER!