I haven’t written in a while. Why, you ask? I’ve been BUSY, goddammit. B-U-S-Y.
It’s half-way through the third month of 2010 and I figured you were probably all on pins and needles wondering how I’m making out with this year’s self-improvement promises.
Well, I’m kicking ass, that’s how I’m doing. Which, of course, shouldn’t surprise you, considering my history as a superhero and all. But here – let me illustrate. The following is a *censored* list of the goals I set for myself this year (hey – some things you just don’t need to know about. Like my promise to get my passport redone because the photo is so horrible. That would just drive you to curiosity-insanity wondering ‘Drea, how bad is it?’ And trust me, you are never going to find out.)
New Year’s Resolutions 2010
- Go back to school. [DONE! It’s truuuee! In between working full-time and working on my novel, I thought, ‘Hey, I don’t need a social life. Why not go back to school?’ So I did. In two years, I will be a registered holistic nutritionist. That’s fancy speak for ‘hippie pseudo-doctor.’]
- Start buying actual food and start cooking again instead of living off my toaster and microwave so that people will take me seriously as a nutritionist. [DONE! After years of living with someone, I kind of went all ‘single’ and stopped cooking completely for a while, just out of spite, really. Not the most mature reaction, I admit. Whatever.]
- Embrace minimalism. [DONE! Well, okay, sort of. I’ve been methodically going through cupboards and closets and PURGING. William Morris has got nothing on me. I am the QUEEN of letting go! Ah. So liberating.]
- Actually start manicuring my nails instead of just breaking them off when they get in the way while I’m sculpting or playing guitar or typing. [DONE! Though when I say ‘manicure’, I mean filing them nicely and then rubbing a little vitamin E oil into them, because I am boycotting nail polish and other toxic chemicals in the interest of the environment.]
- Grow my hair long. [DONE! *Hey, come on – everyone needs to feel a sense of accomplishment and I wanted to be sure I could finish at least ONE thing on my list. Like you’ve never done it…]
- Renew my Health card, which expired three years ago. [DONE! Although, I have to say: Canada is the greatest country on Earth, because I’ve been to the hospital dozens of times in the past three years and all they ever say is ‘You should renew your card when you get home.’ And I never did, and they still kept treating me for free. Canadians really are nice.]
- Start blogging again. [Sorta done?]
And okay, just so you don’t think I’m overinflated in the ego area, I am going to confess to the ones that I haven’t finished yet:
- Finish my novel. [Still have nine months to go – so buzz off.]
- Put the second coat of paint on the bathroom walls. [Painting walls is really BORING! Seriously, have you ever tried it? B-O-R-I-N-G! Omg. Seriously.]
- Finish all my in-progress art projects. [Yeee-aah… That’s probably not going to happen.]
- Hold a spider without freaking out. [On the list every year. Every. Year. *But this is the year – I can FEEL it*]
The best part of New Year’s Resolutions is that if you screw up, you can just start again next year.