Monday, January 12, 2009

Not so resolutions

What I'm Reading: Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins, Close to Shore by Michael Capuzzo, and Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis

What I'm Working On: Avoidance (I'm quite good so far.....)

So, about those resolutions I was going to post.....
I frankly haven't been feeling that introspective. I've been worrying alot -- an old habit of mine that I hate -- which doesn't leave much energy for anything else.

I really need to change that.

So, if I were going to make resolutions -- and I am, I swear -- I would make the following (give or take a few):

1) Read alot. Last year I did the 8 books in 8 categories in 08 challenge. This year, as you can probably guess, it's 9 books in 9 categories in 09 challenge. For the math challenged, that's 81 books. There is absolutely no way I can do that. However, I like the idea of 9 categories. If I do 7 books in 9 categories for 09, then I'll manage to read at least 63. That's more doable. So, despite the fact that it's not at all catchy, that's my reading challenge. I'll post my highly-likely-to-change-because-I'm-fickle categories in a few days.

2) Make sure at least one category is non-fiction. I did that last year. I read 8 non-fiction books. I'm not a huge non-fiction fan, so I thought I might not make it, but I did. I like that I actually read non-fiction, so continuing to read it will be another resolution.

3) See how people are like me before I notice how they are different. Isn't this just a good rule?

4) Workout. Seriously, this may be why I'm not making real resolutions yet -- I'd actually have to at least pretend to try to follow through and the gym has just not been calling my name.

5) Appreciate the really important things more by making more time for them. This means family and friends because, really, after that, what is there?

6) Invest more time in my faith. This means being more diligent about going to and getting involved at my church, and reading and studying my Bible and other Christian writings more.

7) Write regularly. So far, again, I've not been in the mood. However, I want to write and finish something this year. This means, I'll probably rewrite Slayer. Again. But it's evolving in a new direction which is away from the traditional, paranormal, hot romance that it once was to something more teenish, more horrorish, more darkly hopeful, less happy-endingish. I know, I know........

Okay, that's my list of not-so-resolution resolutions. Since I missed the January 1st start day, I just need to pick a day to get going. (No, it won't be tomorrow.)