I’m not sure why I chose that title. (Okay, it’s because I’m still obsessed with the Dreamer and through it the Revolutionary War.) I’m actually making a few resolutions this year, but I didn’t want something that sounded so blah.
Are people still making resolutions? A couple years ago people always made a really big deal about it, but I don’t seem to hear or read about them anymore. Personally, I need goals to focus on. I believe people should constantly be working to better themselves and it helps to have a deadline to look back on.
Last year I made one resolution.
Well. Depending on how strict you want to be with the timeline. I technically made the resolution late in the year, but I intended it to mean the end of the year, but now I’m thinking I could probably use a couple extra months.
As for this year, I have three.
1. Find the good in everything.
Pollyanna used to be my role model. I was always really mad at her near the end when she’s all glum. I wanted to slap the little twit. But I think we all could use a little more of that spunky glad-game sunshine. Besides, I like to be cheerful. It confuses people.
Clouds have two sides; a dark and light, and a silver lining in between. It’s like a silver sandwich! So when life seems hard, take a bite out of the silver sandwich. -Prince Zuko
I just thought she could play the game! You could be glad you don’t need this horrid old coffin! You could help others, by making the patchwork quilt for the orphans if you wanted. You ought to forget about dying! And be glad you’re living! -Pollyanna
2. Learn to say no.
I’m dreadfully serious about this. I don’t know how to say no to a lot of things I should. I’m not talking about my fourth cup of tea (the answer to tea is always yes) or another cookie, or no, I don’t want to get up and do anything for you because I’m lazy. But a lot of times, especially at work, I say yes to everyone. This becomes particularly stressful when four different people ask favors of me at once. Even I can’t toast a bagel, take coffees out, make a latte, and take my break at the same time. Trying to do all that instead of learning to say no to someone stresses me out. Then I end up snapping at people who don’t deserve it.
3. Finish a fan fiction.
This year’s resolution was to finish a novel. I finished a 6k short story, but not my novel. *sigh* I’ll be working on that. Forever, it seems. But in any case, I’d like to write a fan fiction, stick with it and finish it this year.
Anyway, that’s it! And with fifteen minutes to spare I made a very non-colourful post about my goals. Weeeee!!
Bring on 2012!
(By the way, that’s pronounced TWENTY-TWELVE. We’re living in the future, people. Accept that and say it right! Stop wasting your breath on two-thousand-and’s. Unless you’re saying it like, “In the year of our Lord two-thousand-and-twelve” as the premise to a novel or eloquent speech.)