Friday, January 9, 2009

Nine Completely Achievable Goals for '09

1. Wear eyeliner every day
2. Read a book
3. Gain 100 pounds and apply to be a contestant on The Biggest Loser . . or, just stop dieting
4. Do dishes with some semblance of regularity
5. Reach "Expert" level drumming for at least one Rock Band song
6. Stay up later
7. Shop more
8. Be unapologetically proud of my tv watching and pop-culture obsessions
9. Go to the beach

Every year at about this time, I am full of big plans. Gonna become an athlete, write a novel, travel the world . . .

And by February, I am curled up on the couch watching a Celebrity Rehab marathon while consuming an entire box of Valentine's candy I bought for myself.

This year, I'm not setting myself up for failure.

In addition to the completely do-able To Do List above, I've decided to just take it one month at a time this year. Life is overwhelming enough . . . no need to make it more stressful by trying to plan and predict beyond the next 30 days.

So . . . January. We're already 9 days in! That's ok, though. This January is all about Adjusting my Attitude . . . channeling some new mo-jo . . . gettin' back in touch with the sassy-ass, creative side of myself that spent 2008 slowly withering away in a poorly-lit cubicle.

I wanna be more like her.

I want my personality to be on display for the world to see, and I want to be unapologetic about it. I want to be passionate about my art again. I want to be one part punk-rocker, one part zen-goddess, a dash of intellectual and infused with overall sexiness.

Most importantly, though -- I wanna figure out who the hell I am. And if that means observing and emulating the things I love about other people . . . its a start man! It's a start.


  1. SOOOO excited for this! :) :) :)

  2. Wait, Jimbo took what I wanted to say... no fair!