1. Write one song as inspired by a letter I received last year. Dang it. Sadly. Nowt. Failing. Maybe having musical friends is my answer here?
2. Complete one set of hats that I’ve promised, supplies in hand. Another holiday tryst with glue and felt. I think I’m going to do this over my much needed Thanksgiving Break.
3. Complete one pair of heels that I’ve got in mind. Idea set. Trip to Hobby Lobby before Christmas to get my supplies (so that I have a project for the holidays…nothing like a resolution down to the wire, eh?)
4. Complete my novel and don’t let it get past me again. Ok. I did. I started editing. And here’s the thing. I lost the passion. Why? Because I wrote an instrution manual on me at the urging of a friend years ago. And funny enough, the man I started dating said something pretty interesting…”I don’t want a manual!….I want the surprises!”…for the record, I wasn’t offering it up to him…but…his notion makes clear sense. So while I kinda want to print the thing for posterity, my mind is wandering on what to pour my heart and soul into next. I kinda considered a dating manual, then fictional manual, then “notes from a happy hour”
5. Tone my body more by taking on different exercises – blech. Seriously. It seems like working out nowadays is enough. That said, proud I’m four years (Holy Batman!) and maintaining my weight. I’m still eating the right stuff despite the foodies in my life totally tantalizing me otherwise, and have chosen to restrict calories in liquid form…one glass of wine, not a night on the town.
6. Take a trip – does living life wildly busy count as a trip? I did recently take a trip to look for my first house that I’m buying on my own. All mine…MINE you hear? Mine mine mine! Besides the fact that it’s a complete “trip” to go through the home selling and buying process, it’s been amazing to start this new chapter in my life. I am so blessed to go from suburbs lady to city chick.
7. Continue to build confidence – every day – I’ve done this in leaps and bounds over the last month. Believe in who your gut say your are. Surround yourself by supportive friends and family who understand your weaknesses and help appropriately. Make your environment rich and cozy with the soul feeding tools of the trade.
8. Spend more time with Alice & Ralph – I’m actually going to photograph Alice soon. I had a friend on facebook tell me there are no pics of her…well, in comparison to Ralph…so that’s forthcoming. Then, Ralph, recently had a run in with a pit bull in my kitchen. (I know, too long to tell.) so I had a full day of love and attention after checking him out and insuring he was okay and unhurt. Every night I go home to a jumpy ball of fur, what a good thing.
9. Not overloading myself. Stop and smell the roses. hahahaa. Okay. So this year who decided to start a nonprofit (in progress), write a children’s book (in final draft stages), sell a house (then buy one later!), join an oil and gas industry group, start a social oil and gas happy hour and love the life she leads? OOH OOH ! MR. KOTTER?!! That would be me. LIfe is fast and furious, I am living big. Smelling the roses sounds lovely, and perhaps even a bit lazy. I only have one go round in this big blue ball of Earth…I’m going down swinging.