I have never been one for New Years resolutions- I know my failings, and I have to have a more powerful motivator than the flipping of a calendar page to get me out of my habits; or as The Kilted One would say, get me to change my mind once I have my hooves dug in.
I have said that I will write something every day on Stormtouched. Some days that may be a thousand words, some days it may be a sentence, some days it may be writing a scene for a picture. Originally, back in November, I was hoping to be at the editing stage right now, but guess what?
Not. Even. Close.
I don’t even have the excuse of having excuses. Some days just went by and I didn’t think about it at all. No crises, no holiday drama, nothing, really- just didn’t think about it. So I am going to write something EVERY DAY. Even if it’s just a sentence- because sentences are like potato chips.
I have said that I am going to be more mindful of what and how much I eat. Do I need to lose weight? No question, and I have never denied it. Would it make one of my more private goals more feasible? Likely. These are excellent reasons to both watch what I eat and exercise more.
However, I have a hormonal condition that makes it slightly easier for me to do calculus while standing on my head and conjugating Latin verbs (only one of which I can actually do) than to lose weight without severe, draconian changes to my lifestyle. One of the side effects of said changes is that they turn me into a fire-breathing, acid-spitting raving bitch. I don’t mean my normal gloriously sarcastic/cynical/snarky self, I mean I get truly cruel and nasty to anyone and everyone. Hence mindfulness versus severe deprivation.
As far as the exercise- I have no excuse. I don’t exercise in the summer because it’s too gorram hot- but the cold and wet doesn’t bother me. So I will be attempting to walk the track during my lunch hour at work- which means I lose my most productive writing time of the day. Decisions.
I have said that I will plant a garden this year, even if it’s only herbs. This, I think I can manage. Tacoma Boys has a buy-one-get-two-free special on their gorgeous clay pots most of the time, so I can at least do that much.
I need to spend less time on Facebook and WoW. I am going to do this by the method of logging off Facebook when I go to bed and not logging back on until my morning break at work. Not like anything is really going on RP-wise there anymore anyway. WoW is simple- old content and Poke-WoW during the week, and log off a little earlier every week.
I need to…do a lot of things. Be better about updating this blog, be better about actually cooking, be a better person in general.
Now’s as good a time as any, I guess. Small changes.