Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Resolution

I kind of suck at the whole New Year's Resolution thing. I'm usually a glass-is-half-full kind of person, but most of the time, making resolutions just feels like I'm setting myself up for an epic failure. I've always admired people like Maggie Stiefvater who make their resolutions public and then chart their progress. Personally, the very idea scares the crap out of me.

So...

I'm taking the plunge, pushing myself out of my comfort zone, and resolving to hold myself accountable for the following actions...*gulp*

  1. I will play tennis at least once a week. So much more fun than working out in a gym.
  2. I will finish writing current wip as well as one other story waiting in the wings.
  3. I will be better at staying in touch with certain friends on the phone. Even though I don't understand what they have against email!
  4. I will be more present (i.e. not thinking about fictional people when I am with real people).
  5. If WISH YOU WEREN'T sells, I will buy hubby that kayak he's been drooling over.

Okay, so it's not a big list. I'm taking baby steps here. But I do believe that every new year is filled with plenty of hope and a belief anything is possible, even for someone who hates to make resolutions.

No matter what your hopes, dreams or goals are for the new year, I wish you all the best for 2011. Happy New Year!

20 comments:

Melissa Gill said...

Good for you. It looks like you have set some aggresive but attainable goals with great rewards for acheivment. Congratulations on writing them down and sharing them with others. That's a great step! Good luck and Happy New Year.

Tricia J. O'Brien said...

Love #4! I'm not sure any writer can truly do that, though.

Last year, I set goals and didn't keep them, so I'm wary of that this year. I haven't decided what I'll shoot for yet.

Good luck with yours and heaps of good wishes for the new year.

Susan Kaye Quinn said...

1-I'm shocked you think you're a glass-half-full person.

2-Please don't tell me husband that kayaks may be tied in any way to book deals.

3-I SO struggle with the "being present" thing. Really need to work on that.

Good for you, for venturing out of your comfort zone! :)

Becky Levine said...

I'm with you--resolutions look like things I WON'T achieve, so I typically avoid them. But this year I'll be posting, seems like I have a need to say a few things out loud! :)

Good luck with all of yours (and I totally get the phone/email thing!).

storyqueen said...

These are great resolutions. I think I've got mine figured out...but not my writing ones.

I fear 2011 will be the year of revision for me.

le sigh.

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I like the variety in your list. Everything from health, friendship, professional and personal. Good luck.

Theresa Milstein said...

I'm not a resolution person either. I SO do number four. My poor family talking to me and I'm in my fiction world.

I want to complete my new WIP, land an agent, and get a full-time regular teaching. But those aren't resolutions so much as my usual goals.

Hope you squeeze in more tennis.

Happy New Year!

Kelly said...

Good luck to you, Sherrie! I think they seem like reachable goals, but #4 may be hard! My kids have to say MOM three times before I answer sometimes :).

Kristan said...

I think baby steps are a good way to go. :)

Hmm, I think my main (and perhaps only) resolution is to bring new pages to my writing group every week.

Krispy said...

This is a good list. Go you! I need to make my resolution post too!

I did the public resolutions and progress thing for this year. I have to confess, I stopped posting my progress about midway through. Sort of forgot... -__-'

On the other hand, I think it did help pressure me into keeping up with them!

Yat-Yee said...

I have never really done a NY's resolution list because I knew I would fail. Or maybe I didn't want to fail. Or something. The last few years, however, I've decided on one attitude I would try to practice as often as I remember, and I think it's been good for me. That attitude? Cut 'em some slack.

C.R. Evers said...

Way to go coming out of your comfort zone. You go girl. Best of luck to you!

I'm kind of stuck for resolutions this year. I'm in a rut. I guess my only resolution thus far is just to keep plugging along and not let discouragement get me down.

Have a Happy New Year!

jennifer.harrell.scott said...

Those seem like good quality, realistic resolutions to me... My fingers are crossed for you! (As if that actually makes a difference, ha!) =)

Shannon O'Donnell said...

Those are great goals, Sherrie - good luck with them! My dream goal is to get an agent this year. And I hope to start a new writing project. :-)

Kelly H-Y said...

I think it's a great list. I tend not to make resolutions either, though I do have hopes/dreams for the year!

Beth said...

Great list of resolutions. Good luck with them, and happy New Year!

Lenny Lee* said...

hi miss sherrie! wow you got some stuff you want to do for sure. its cool having a plan. i dont do resolutions cause im just doing one day at one time. yikes! i do that number 4 soooo much. one of my brothers says im a dissociater. i tell him nope! im a writer! ha ha. im wishing for you and all your family a really fun and the most happyest new year.
...hugs from lenny

Jackee said...

Happy New Year to you, too! :o) Those are wonderful goals and ones I'm sure you can achieve, Sherrie. Good luck!

Dawn Simon said...

Sherrie, Sherrie, Sherrie! My blog break just ended, and I found out you signed with Michelle Humphrey! Weee! I'm SO excited for you! Congratulations!! Wa-hoo!

Barrie said...

Happy New Year, Sherrie! Love your goals. And may hubby get his kayak!!

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