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Happy 2007!!!

Monday, January 01, 2007
Like just about everyone else in the blogosphere, I’m thinking about goals today. I’m bad at resolutions. Really bad. I checked out the goals I set this time last year and…yikes. It wasn’t pretty. I *did* keep the resolution to drink more coffee, though, so yay! One goal down, 800 more to go.

I think part of the problem is that I don’t usually look ahead very far. I’ve always wondered about people who set those 5-year, 10-year, lifetime goals. Life is about living. Every day, day to day. Constantly climbing, constantly reaching for something just throws out your back. Settle down. Look around. Do what you can, delegate what you can, deal with the rest.

Still, I see the value in improving yourself. That’s what goals are supposed to be, right? Things that you think will make you a better person. So, what will make me better?

1. Being on time for things. I used to have a friend who lied to me about meeting up times. She’d say the even started 20 minutes earlier than it actually did, that way, I’d have some hope of being only 5 minutes late.

2. Actually use a day planner system. Haven’t used one to good effect since I left college. I’d like to get back into the habit of writing things down.

3. Be a better volunteer mom. I completely slacked off last term. We moved in the middle of it and at least I knew enough not to overbook myself with that. But I’d like to be more involved in the school.

4. Write every day. I know, I know. That’s one I put on my list every year. But the last couple of weeks, with this upcoming deadline, I’ve actually been doing it. It’s exhilarating! And nerve-wracking, but we won’t go there.

5. Put myself out there for promotion. I don’t get how I can be so bad at this. I’ve been on stage. I’ve worked in advertising. Why can’t I get out there and sell ME? Anyway, I’m just going to do it. Talk to Marci about promo for Dreams & Desires and get out there and sell that book. And me. Talking to the bookstores about promo, interviews with local papers. I can do it.

6. Get a dog. Or two. You have to be a pet person to understand the hole that Yukon left in my heart. My house doesn’t feel right. I don’t feel right without a dog.

7. Get rid of this damn 10 lbs that’s been plaguing me for almost three years. This is ridiculous. I gain weight, then I lose it, but I can’t seem to break past this. Very frustrating.

8. Drink more coffee. Well, maybe not more – 4 cups a day is probably enough – but I like coffee! I’ve been sitting around in front of the TV all day and realized about 20 minutes ago it’s probably because I’ve had no coffee! Mimosas just don’t give you the same zip.

So. There you go. Check back this time next year to see how I did!
1/01/2007 04:38:00 PM : : Sela Carsen : : 7 Comments

7 Comments:

Drink more coffee?
That is a unique resolution.
I drink ten cups a day, interspersed by about a dozen cigarettes.
I fear that that is the way I got to be the way I am!

Spaz!

By Blogger ivan, at 4:57 PM  

Hmmmm. More coffee AND losing weight? Are you not seeing the fundamental dichotomy here? ;-)

Get a dog. Get two. We have four cats, and when we just went down to two it was horrible. Can't imagine having none, and totally understand the hole. (((hugs)))

By Blogger Anna Lucia, at 5:42 PM  

Great goals!

By Blogger Amanda Brice, at 5:49 PM  

4 cups a day and no cigarettes, Ivan. Anyway, I put that resolution in there because I know it's the one I'll keep!

But Anna, how am I going to find the energy to get up and exercise if I don't have coffee? *gg* Dh is also getting very eager for dogs, so I'm hoping we won't be pet-free for much longer.

Thanks, Amanda! Loved the photo on your blog!

By Blogger Sela Carsen, at 8:14 PM  

Caffeine saps calcium from your body (or prevents it's absorption, I can't remember)--I gave it up though.

*ducking*

Good luck hon. I have a hard time with long-term goals too

By Blogger Amie Stuart, at 9:21 AM  

You mean the creamer's not getting the job done, calcium wise? *gg* Rats.

By Blogger Sela Carsen, at 9:52 AM  

I need three day planners just to keep all the aspects of my life organized!

By Blogger Sandra Ruttan, at 7:07 PM  

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