It’s been a year, probably, almost…in the vicinity of a year since my first post here. I haven’t lost a pound but I am a better writer than I was a year ago.
This list isn’t of New Year’s Resolutions because I never keep Resolutions unless it is the classic “do more crosswords” Resolution that has worked for me for years. This is more a list of Goals or Plans for 2013.
I plan to go to Weight Watchers meetings starting Thursday, January 10. I plan to lose weight but also realize these meetings will be excellent blog fodder, what about your blog modder? hahaha
I plan to not use exclamation points so much this year. Not so many . Perhaps less of the “hahahah” (but I doubt that one). Perhaps not so many “xoxox” or I could change to “xxxx” or just “xo” or “xx” some people just give hugs (those are the x’s right?) Oh well, I don’t know!!! hahahaha xoxoxox This will be one of the larger failures of the year.
I plan on getting married this year. The wedding continues to shrink as Derwood and I are mostly interested in our life together and the honeymoon. The honeymoon is not going to have any shrinkage.
My biggest plan or goal this year is a stunner. I thought I had lost my ambition once I was accepted to Colgate University but as it turns out, ambition has returned, somewhat late perhaps or more likely right on time. I’m a big believer in it happens when it happens not sooner not later, things happen when you are ready to deal with them; ready to appreciate what life has in store. It’s not true all the time but most of the time.
During 2013, I want to make a living doing work I love. I love fundraising for non-profits. I love the technical work of budgeting or entering info in databases, planning events, preparing for auctions. That is what I love to do. My reasonable goal is to have five new clients this year. I had two last year, as well as blogging and writing for my favorite auctioneer Kelly Russell (My Aunt Shanere).
In 2012, I realized that I have marketable skills and I need to capitalize on them and not waste anymore time than is necessary at a dead end, mind-numbing job, simply because it is a paycheck and benefits. I am grateful for both those things but I also think I can figure out those things on my own and this is the year I’m going to do it.