Obligatory New Year post is obligatory

Kind of slow getting started today. I was in a good friend’s wedding last night, and it was a loooong day seeing as how hair appointments were in the morning but the wedding itself wasn’t until 8:00 PM that night. And the reception was awesome, so no one really minded hanging around and ripping up the dance floor while we waited for the couple to get pronounced husband and wife just after midnight. It was sweet, really, because we did a countdown over the officiant’s spiel, they kissed while we all hollered and blew noisemakers, and then everyone was hugging and kissing and, yeah, it turned out pretty cool. Not a bad way to ring in 2012.

So now it’s January 1st, and I’m chilling on my couch while the Man plays Skyrim, trying to get a gut feeling about 2012. The past couple of years, I’ve always had an…instinct about the coming year. In 2010, I woke up knowing, just knowing, I was looking at bittersweet months ahead, and it was a rollercoaster year. 2011 I knew was going to be the year of compromise and accomplishment, and it was at that. And now I’m sensing out 2012, seeing if I can pick up anything of what’s to come.

All I’ve got so far is that it’s going to be a year of Big Things, but seeing as how I’m getting married in October, that’s a little obvious. 🙂 Still, beyond that, The Man and I plan to buy a house as well (instead of a honeymoon), and I hope to get back into the querying game with the finish of the Old Project, so I have high hopes. I’m prepared for a little bittersweetness this year, too. Somewhere in the middle of all that change, there’s always bittersweetness.

I’m interested to see how 2012 develops. And I’m hoping that people keep the “OMG-end-of-the-world” jokes are kept to a minimum because they are going to get old REAL fast.

My goals for 2012

Taking a page out of K.T. Hanna’s book and going by category.

I’ve signed up for Corrine Jackson’s #ChangeWriteNow campaign for writers and bloggers to get moving and get healthy, so most of these are tied to that. I made so much progress in 2011 with my health, changing how I see myself, increasing my fitness, dropping three pant sizes, and I want to keep that going.

  • Clean up my diet by increasing lean protein, preferably to 50 grams a day or more.
  • Do more research on health and fitness, including creating my own workouts when my sister is unable to design them for me.
  • Take a daily multivitamin.

I’m taking part in K.T. Hanna’s #WriteMotivation campaign as well, so a lot of these are linked the goals I gave that group for myself for January.

  • Finish revision draft of the Old Project and email it out to beta readers to tear apart.
  • Query Old Project until I’m sure no one wants it.
  • Outline and write new project idea that got put on hold in 2011.
  • Update this blog at least once a week and keep up with other writing blogs.
  • Be more involved with online communities of aspiring authors like myself.

General Life Stuff

  • I need to work on being patient, not just with other people but also with myself. I’m very hard on myself.
  • Calmly plan a wedding for 250 people without freaking out or breaking myself.

2 thoughts on “Obligatory New Year post is obligatory

  1. I’m so proud of you. You can achieve every single on of these (although you should allow some hyperventilation while planning your wedding. Then you won’t be too hard on yourself for it 😉 )

    I’ll cheer you on every step of the way. 2012 is going to be a great year for you. I know it!

    Happy New Year, hon 😀

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