Why settle on just one resolution for the year? I posed that question to myself and thought about it on my drive home. I came up with quite a few things I want to work on this year. Another reason it makes sense is when a resolution fails in the first couple of days people get down on themselves. I couldn’t quit smoking for two days or I had a piece of cake so there goes my diet. For the whole year? Really? Cut yourself some slack.
Not only do you have to want to change, you have to want to work at it. You aren’t going to be a different person in one day.
I’ve kept them positive to help with my motivation. Each part will have goals to be accomplished. If any of the goals are met, I’ll consider that a success. The manifesto is as follows:
1. Write More
I’m a writer, therefore I should write. I made an amazing amount of excuses last year and all that did was get nothing done.
Goals: Get in the habit of writing every day. Write short stories. Work on a novel. Finish National Novel Writing Month this year. Read more.
2. Improve Health
I fell out of the habit somewhere. I think it was when I went to Haiti. Nine days off from working out coupled with really low caloric intake managed to throw off my motivation. The big wake up was running around in body armor a month later. I was fit enough to do it, but I wasn’t in the shape I wanted to be in.
Goals: Pass my PT test. Complete P90 X. Lose ten pounds. Drink more water.
3. More Art
I haven’t touched a camera for something other than work in at least a year. I have a web site I haven’t touched…or four. I have models that want to work with me. I have the equipment. I just need to do something with it.
Goals: Take more photos for fun. Try to sell something. Get my web site up and running.
4. More Schooling
This one is a no brainer. I have to finish my degree. This one won’t be finished this year, but I need some forward momentum.
Goals: Finish the three classes that are keeping me from taking English classes; math, science and communication.
5. Find True Love
This might take some time. It’s a lofty but worthy goal. I guess we’ll see how this turns out.