To remind myself this year, what I want to accomplish, I posted this list right over on the right hand of the blog. The upside is if I'm ever feeling a little less than creative, I can always give an update on the list.
Publish Novel -Novel has actually been written, but it's a long ways from being published.
One job. Not broke. -I still work two jobs, though one of them is as a switch monkey for a radio station.
play soccer, cripple 19 year-olds. -This one is particularly bad. I've picked up smoking, but as God as my witness, I will not buy any more cigarettes. My diet was wrecked by the holidays. So, tomorrow, we go back to hamster food and by the end of the week, we're at the gym, but I will probably changing gyms by the end of the month.
Take Vacation, have fun. -As of midnight tonight, I will have achieved the marathon run to get to where I could conceivably take a vacation at some point in the near future. One of the downsides of working for "the Man" is company policy makes you wait a year, until you're good and crispy on the outside, before you can take any time off.
This is actually not a big deal. In my previous line of work, I accumulated months of vacation time because I never took more than a day or two off in a year.
But it's still nice to know, as of tomorrow, the option to take time off begins.
Call Grandma. -Ummm... Haven't done that yet, but I promise to do that tomorrow.
Figure out how to write. -Ummm... that's going to take a while.
Take less shit. -No one has given me any shit today. Other than my usual mix of frustration and angst, along with a little sleep deprivation, I'm pretty well on an even keel today. I don't feel particularly pressured or abused, but the day is young.
Don't die. -So far, so good.
Basically, there is nowhere to go but up... well, except the last one.