As part of my upcoming blog tour for A State of Jane, I wrote a post on Jane Frank’s New Year’s Resolutions. (It has yet to be posted since my tour does not begin until Wednesday, the 2nd. Can you spell N.E.R.V.O.U.S.?) Anyway, I mentioned in my post that rather than bore readers with my own resolutions, I thought it would be more fun to share some of Jane’s. Well, despite the fact that Jane’s resolutions are way more humorous (especially if you have read the book), I have decided to bore you with my own resolutions anyway. Be forewarned that some of them are quite deep. No apologies, that’s just the way I roll 🙂
1. Try to follow my heart even if the direction scares me.
2. Try to live in the moment and not worry about what it “means.”
3. Publish 3rd novel.
4. Make good dent in 4th novel (first step, start writing it).
5. Start appreciating being young, because compared to many people, I am still quite young, instead of fretting so much about getting old and stop paying so much attention to the media about how I’m supposed to act, look and feel at my age. I am my own person, not a number, age group or generation.
6. Continue to push myself physically to stay in shape but step back every so often and appreciate the shape I am in. I probably won’t look as good in ten years and would hate to waste more of my life worrying about getting flabby later instead of appreciating being unflabby now!
7. Stop trying to please everyone with both my writing and in general. It’s not possible. Some people won’t like my books. Some people won’t like me. It doesn’t mean I’m not a talented writer and a wonderful person.
8. Don’t let anyone, either intentionally or not, make me feel not good enough or “less than.”
9. Appreciate what I have but don’t lose sight of what I need.
10. Stop getting upset when people don’t behave the way I would under the same circumstances. I cannot control the behavior of other people but I can feel good knowing I might be kinder, wiser, more sensitive and stronger than them. Other times the roles will be reversed.
11. Try not to feel guilty for having thoughts and feelings that I wish I didn’t have. It is what it is, I’m human. Live with it.
12. Read these resolutions often enough so I don’t forget!
Happy New Year one and all!