For the first time, I actually followed through with a resolution. I wanted to lose weight. I did. I didn’t lose as much as I wanted but that’s no matter because I still did it and consistently worked on it all year. I have not conquered my weight and I suspect I never will but I do feel I have a better grasp on it than I used to so I consider that a victory.
But I’m not done. I still want to lose more.
And I want to do more.
For 2013, I want to become more financially responsible. I’m old now and I literally cannot afford to be so careless with my spending.
I want to finish my book (and get published if possible). I’m so close already. I’ve finished writing it and I’ve done a first edit. I need to finish my second edit, write up all the changes, get some “test” readers, take their opinions into consideration, then publish that baby so I can start seeing the ones of tens of dollars roll in.
I’d like to re-discover my passion for drawing.
I want to find God again. This one is a bit ambitious since a lot of people spend their whole lives trying to find God. Not sure I can do that in a span of one year. Maybe I just mean I want to find peace with how I feel about God. Confession time: I don’t think I’m a Christian anymore. It’s not that I don’t want to be but I don’t think it’s fair to the true Jesus followers to call myself one because I would set a bad example to others. But hopefully I can either come around (still waiting for God to come around) or I will just remain agnostic or maybe I’ll go in a completely different direction and become a Buddhist.
I want to accept myself for who I am and who I will never be.
I tried the whole “alive” thing earlier this year and having a pulse hurt worse than withering. I’ve retired the resurrection and have returned to rotting. Sorry to disappoint. I’ve made peace with it, though. I don’t have time to worry about a beating heart when I’ve got bills to pay. I’ll get all that sorted out later when I can concentrate on it. For now, I’ll just continue to coast as a corpse.
Cheers to the new year.