Saturday, January 02, 2010

Lists Rich Doesn't Make -- Reprised

Once, a good while back, I claimed on this blog that I wasn't a list-maker. In general, in life, that's true. I don't make many, and my life certainly isn't governed by them. However, blogging being what it is, Ken, our semi-resident Diabolical Genius, pointed out how many times I had posted lists here in The Realm of Possibility just to show me the humorous irony of my words.

Well, guess what?! It's the New Year. What's that mean besides the fact that I'll be receiving my W-2 within the month and get to start dreading tax returns? It means RESOLUTIONS, of course. In an effort to try to maintain some semblance of truth here on the blog to my claim of not being much of a list-guy, I'm going to keep my resolutions short and sweet this year. Without further ado, they are:

  • Spend more time with God. Just time. Presence. Prayer. Bible Study.
  • Write. Plot and write. Get back in sync with Ken in our writing efforts.
  • Learn how to play the guitar. That's right. I'm 43. It's time I knew.
  • Curb my television watching.
Short list, but for me, believe it or not, it's tough. Very tough. Each one of those requires self-discipline, which is one life requirement of which I'm sorely lacking. The root of so many of my personal ills. Without it, though, I feel like I just skate through life without much meaning. And that's the mark of too much of my life.

New Year, new beginnings, however, and all that good stuff. So cheers.

Alright. Your turn. New Year's resolutions anyone?


Milly said...

New Year's resolutions anyone?

Yep I’ve got um

I’m with you on God time. I need to stop and spend time with Him.

Find my optimism and hold on to it. The pity party ended in 09 because 09 sucked.

Lose weight and be healthy.
Have a cleaner house.
Start writing again.
Dance more.
Go out on a date.

I just want 2010 not to suck but I think it will.

Anonymous said...

Uhm, finish editing my mystery.
Finish my NaNoWriMo novel.
Get my green belt in karate.
Read through the Bible.
Be more hospitable.


Milly said...

We're coming to your house for dinner so that you can cross the hospitable off your list.

DugALug said...


God Bless

Anonymous said...

C'mon, Milly. You're welcome. :o) That's if you can make it up my mountain with the ice on the roads. The guys will tell you that I like to cook.