Here we are again, curvy lovers (that is to say, lovers of this curvy little blog). We find ourselves at the end of another year, having survived a few more apocalypses and approaching January 1st at an astonishing pace. It’s time to reflect on any progress that may have been made and make a crazy amount of promises for this fresh new year that’s upon us. 2012 was a bit of a rollercoaster. Definitely not my favorite year by any stretch, but not really the worst, either. I know I cried quite a bit, but I definitely laughed a lot too. I felt my whole world slipping out of my hands and I think I took some positive steps to take back control and get my life back. If you don’t remember (and I wouldn’t blame you, it was an entire year ago), here were the resolutions for 2012:
1.)To exercise consistently 2.) To continue donating my excess possessions to people who need them 3.) To either move or learn to love my apartment 4.) To direct a kick-ass version of I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change 5.) To go on a real, live, leave-the-state vacation with my husband
And surprise! I did all of them! I moved more this year than I ever had in the past, I donated a SHIT LOAD of things to Goodwill/Salvation Army/friends in need, Jer and I moved OUT OF OUR HORRIBLE APARTMENT and into a beautiful new space with lots of windows and high ceilings, ILYYPNC earned some pretty fantastic reviews and was a blast to direct, and Jer and I spent Thanksgiving weekend in Columbus with some of our favorite people. (Okay, it wasn't the beach…but it was fun, it was not work, and it was out of the state. It counts.)
Quite a year, when you put it that way.
So, that being said, let’s tear off the rearview mirror and stare boldly into the upcoming year. In 2013, I have a few simple goals and a list of 13 things to do to fill the twelve months ahead. I decided to do broad goals and specific tasks this year just to switch things up from the usual Fab Five that I’ve been working from. Goals are things I need to remind myself of every day (or almost every day) and the tasks are to satisfy my need to check things off of a list. This idea (and the title of this blog) are borrowed blatantly from the fabulous and wonderful Elizabeth. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, add that to your list of resolutions and read about her life. You'll be glad you did!
Enough chatter. Down to business.
a.) Catch my breath
b.) Trust myself
c.) Have an adventure
1.) Learn Italian (conversational is fine, but be on the way to fluent by December)
2.) Finish Mack&Moira by July 1st
3.) Walk more than I drive
4.) Visit at least 2 out-of-state friends or family members on their turf (I’ll take bids and bribes for who it is!)
5.) Compose and post 20 blog posts. Yes. 20.
6.) See at least 5 live performances of different genres
7.) Improve my healthy recipe repertoire
8.) Construct a solid and agreed-upon outline for Henrietta
9.) Read 24 books
10.) Participate in NaNoWrimo again
11.) Travel outside the US
12.) Write at least one sentence every day
13.) Complete certification with the IAWP
It’s going to be a hell of year. It’s going to be a year where I take my own advice and be a little braver, be a little more adventurous, and get a little more comfortable with being uncomfortable.
But enough about me—I want to hear about your resolutions! It’s my favorite part of this annual post. Leave your thoughts, ideas, love, and comments below!