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.