A best friend on mine wrote a post on her blog iamnotyourguru about the year ending. Yup, 2012 is just around the corner and she put together a somewhat "New Years Resolution" list. The Get With It, Get Into It and Get Over It list has inspired me to put my resolution list finally out there for you to see. I've been thinking about it for a while now and have been waiting for the right time to post it. With her fabulous way of organizing the list, I have decided to take a page out of her book and put together my Get With It, Get Into It and Get Over It list. Here goes:
Get With It
- Finishing my Book: The only way I'm ever going to be a published author is to finish my book. I have one completed, but have recently realized that it's not the right book to start with. The one I'm working on now is the right one, but I've been having a hard time getting through it. I have decided starting January 1 to put in place a writing schedule, one that will allow me the time I need to finish the book I have been working on all year and get it done before 2012 ends.
- Launching this Website: I've been working with this website for two years now and I have yet to actually tell more than just my handful of friends about it. I think it's time to tell the world. Self-marketing is one of the great ways to launch a writing career, especially with keeping a blog. It gets your name out there. I have to do this.
Get Into It
- Socializing: I need to do more of it. Yes, I socialize, but I'm starting to find myself more comfortable being alone in my condo. There is nothing wrong with a little me time, but I can't lock myself into my own little world no matter how comfortable it may feel. I need to remember to get out there as well. Maybe I should start with trying new things, a cooking class, a dance class, etc. It's hard sometimes when you don't really have the money to spend freely.
- Happiness: I steal this one friend my friend. But she makes a good point. It take less energy to smile than to frown.
Get Over It
- Negative Thinking: I can't help it. I'm such a worry wart that my brain in constantly thinking about what can go wrong instead of what can go right. I try not to let fear rule me sometimes but I have to admit to myself that worry is, in itself, it's own kind of fear. It needs to stop.
- Being Single: I need to stop complaining or worrying about it. While I want to meet that special someone, I can't let it consume me to the point where everything else gets put into the back burner, especially my motivation to write. It'll happen when it's meant to happen and I need to start putting my energy elsewhere. It's easier said than done, I know. But no time like the present to give it a try.
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