Saturday, January 1, 2011

*Sigh* Another Year Dawns

It seems like I didn't have enough time in 2010 to get everything done.  I checked in with last year's resolutions and felt like it was a draw.  No surprise, I'm recycling all four of them for this year and adding one.

#1: Be healthier.  I semi-succeeded with this one, in that I ended the year weighing less than I started the year.  But I'm in worse shape, not better.  This year, I'll be turning the big four-oh.  I so want to hit my birthday forty pounds lighter than I am now.  Turning the big four-oh, forty pounds lighter.  Yep, sounds like a good omen to me :)  Going to check out a gym tomorrow; have to join one.  I'm too much of a wimp to 1) run and 2) run in the cold.  Screw that business.

#2: Write, write, write.  Re-query TALES FROM THE TRAIL.  Finish HUNTED LYON and begin editing it.  Get to work on the second book in the Lyon series, LYON'S ROAR.

#3: Spend more time with my little girl.  Because, let's face it, there's just never enough time to spend with the equine loves of our lives.  I'm even going to take riding lessons while she's at winter pasture so that I can utilize my seat better.  I ride okay and have lots of hours on the back of a horse, but I'd like to have better leg/seat control.  Estes is much better trained than I am; I'd like to be a worthy rider.

#4:  Continue my Master's program.  If I play my cards right and work my arse off, RockCrawlinChef and I will walk together at graduation in 2012.  How cool would that be?

#5: Be a better person.  I'm kind of a catty, snarky bitch.  I'm trying to learn to live and let live.  It's hard.  I've always spoken my mind, hurt feelings be damned.  I grew up believing that you say what needs to be said, when it needs to be said.  I still believe that, but I think I can learn a lot from my Southern friends who can tell someone to go right to hell, give them directions, and make them think it was their idea to begin with.  It's a skill I envy.  I want to be able to bless hearts with the best of them.


Rachel said...

Ditto to all those things!

(My mom's good friend lost fifty pounds by her 50th - and it was such a great motivation! If I didn't have this dang PCOS, I'd set my goal for more than 10 for myself... let's all work it off at a HCR playday!)

Happy New Year!

(And your Southern friends crack me the heck up - and I can say that because I totally didn't see a mean bone in your body this summer!)

Chubby McGee said...

You're going to do just fine this New Year. Just fine.


Mr. Daddy said...

Does that mean that I will live again to you? Huh, will I,,,,

And saying what needs to be said, is not usually the problem....
It's the spirit and attitude with which we say it....

Just saying....*grin*

“There is little difference in people, but that little difference makes a big difference. The little difference is attitude. The big difference is whether it is positive or negative.”
W. Clement Stone

Happy New Year Tel.... :o)

Mrs Mom said...

Well, don't count on ME to help you with #5. I may happen to currently reside in the south, but my Yankee-ness shows up when I tell someone off. It's blunt, hard, and to the point. Bless their hearrrrrts.... ;)

Ride like the wind woman ;)

Michelle Hoad said...

#1. Make time to make a stinking list of resolutions.

I suck.

K. Erickson said...

GunDiva, I hate to break this to you; but, unless you were raised in the South, learning the art of "Bless Your Heart" is going to be a big challenge. Southern women are BORN to it and spend their life practicing and perfecting it. It's an admirable goal to be sure, but don't be disappointed if you don't pick up that level of subtle, gentile snark right away. I can recommend some mentors/tutors in the art for you if you'd like.