The Dreaded “R” Word

I’m still trying to decide on a few things including how and when to blog (and about what), as well as other “resolutions” for 2012. I know some people do not like resolutions but I don’t see anything wrong with them because sometimes we need a little push to figure out goals and changes we want to make.

However, on the down side, there’s a lot of pressure with NY resolutions to get things right the first time, no failures, please. And really we need to give ourselves permission to fail as long as we get back up and move on. It’s been said before but for some reason, I have a hard time giving myself this permission so I wind up not trying or giving up, or moving in spurts. I need to find a rhythm in 2012 and move with it.

I downloaded a trial version of Freedom last night to see if it would motivate me after an hour or two of procrastinating with lolcats and other such tomfoolery. It worked – for real. I cranked out about 700 words in 45 minutes and managed to write through a transition scene i had been dreading. I think maybe the $10 will be well worth it.

I also wanted to try something new in 2012 with the blogging but it would require a small monetary investment and Im not sure Im up to the monthly commitment it will take. so yeah, today will be spent bowling with the family, cleaning (which i did this morning), reflecting, and writing. …

One resolution I have made, and try always to keep, is this — To rise above the little things. John Burroughs

We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called “Opportunity” and its first chapter is New Year’s Day. Edith L. Pierce

Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. Ralph Waldo Emerson