Well, here we are. It’s 2012. The last year of the world, if you listen to some people (or believe that the end of the Mayan Calendar is an omen – cue spooky music here). I, on the other hand, believe that it’s going to be just another year. Yeah, I believe in a lot of fantastic things, but this? Sorry, nope. When the world does end, I don’t want a prediction. I want it to just happen, because I want to continue enjoying it up until the very last second.
So the big question is – with a new year looking us in the face, what are our resolutions?
Let me start with last year:
I had two resolutions last year. One I completed. The other? Not so much. First, I told myself that I was going to finish a story and actually publish it. AND I DID. I now have three in e-print and three contracts, and I’m still going strong. And this one, kids, was not just a simple resolution – this was something major. It was the accomplishment of a lifelong goal, and I can’t describe how good it feels.
The second – well, I resolved to lose weight. And I was going pretty well until about June, when I found out about the little one that’s now almost here. The good news is that so far I’ve only gained 10 pounds above where I was, and at least 6 of it is her.
So that’s where I’ve been all year. As for this year… well, things are going to be a little different. I’m not making resolutions this year. I’m not going to make demands of myself and force unfair restrictions. What I plan to do is keep track of all the things I accomplish. I plan to keep writing, keep submitting, and keep publishing. I plan to finish school. I plan to learn how to be a parent to a child that isn’t already half-grown. And most of all, I plan to keep my head up and continue being me.
Those aren’t resolutions. Those are things that I’d like to see happen this year, but I know me, and I know that by telling myself “YOU HAVE TO DO THIS”, I’ll only shy away from the responsibility of completing it. I tend to get overwhelmed, and right now I’m almost there.
So that’s where I am. We’re going to make this a good year, one way or another.