From last year…

Dec 17, 2007 | Uncategorized

Thursday, December 28, 2006

post-Christmas, pre-New Year
Current mood: optimistic

I’m always in the mood to make resolutions but it hardly seems like I can remember them months after that, much less actually keep them. But I suppose I’ll have them logged in here this time:

1.) Learn how to make (not from a box) at least 10 recipes
2.) Try to curb my road rage
3.) Become an integral part of my team at work
4.) Get published

They’re small, because I’m not trying to be all overachieverish. Ha, say that 3 times fast.

And with that, I leave you with Emerson:

“Finish each day and be done with it. You have done what you could. Some blunders and absurdities no doubt crept in; forget them as soon as you can. Tomorrow is a new day; begin it well and serenely and with too high a spirit to be encumbered with your old nonsense.”

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That Emerson quote should really be put up in my house somewhere. Or tattooed across my freaking forehead. Yeah, that’ll get the message across…

Currently, I’m in this situation where I can’t help but feel entitled to something I am not. But by saying “yes” I gave in to all “entitlement” on the subject, and while I have never, ever second-guessed my decision, I feel ridiculous because now I’m trying to avoid situations simply because I don’t like them.

*Sigh.*

As 2007 is coming to a close, I managed to keep some of my resolutions. Half of some, at least.

I don’t have quite as much road rage because I moved closer to work. Perhaps next year I should take up yoga to ensure I don’t slit my wrists on the commute..(ohm…) Yeah right.

And, even though I didn’t get published, I did manage to orchestrate and actually meet with the editor-in-chief of a magazine I love very much. And, she did walk away with my work.

I did learn to cook a few things, but, after moving back in with Beth and taking on a second job again, that kind of got lost.. Plus, Oscar cooks.

Finally, I’m pretty happy with my spot at work now, too. I officially feel like I’m part of the team, and I can get things done when my higher-ups aren’t here to guide me.

Plus, there were a lot of good things I did for myself this year that I didn’t see last year. I grew a backbone, I manned up and finally got my first tattoo, I got to move back in with an old, dear friend. I grew to understand things I can accept and things I cannot accept. And of course, I found out my best friend is actually the man I’m supposed to marry.

All in all, A decent year.

Who knows what 2008 will bring. (But I can guarantee you it’s not a Junior Anything. I’m not that much of a crazy person.)

4 Comments

  1. thats really funny what you said about the Emerson quote, about tattooing it across your forehead.

    Because i did something similar with an Army of Ponch that I think says the same thing, only in an abbreviated version: “Looking Back is No Option, No Regret.”

    Only it is tattooed down my side, not my forehead

  2. Hey what do you know? I found out I’m supposed to marry MY best friend! Hooray for us!

  3. There’s a shorter Emerson quote that I love:

    Envy is ignorance
    Imitation is suicide.

    I have no idea where I’d put it though.

    You keep me updated on that Prick Magazine thing. I’m keeping my fingers crossed.

  4. You know, you did do A LOT of growth this year with that whole backbone thing, and for that I am immensely proud of you.

    For some reason I think we’ve been programmed to think that the things most important in life are those that do not come easily…when that actually is not the case.

    What’s great is that Emerson always sums those things up.