It’s the New Year. Well, the Jewish one anyway. Throw the confetti and sound the noise makers. Or, just eat apples and honey and give kisses to your nearest and dearest.
I’ve thought about whether or not I should make some sort of list of resolutions. Typically I don’t make any. At all. And, I definitely don’t make them on the regular, standard, every day January 1st new year. I thought, why not, lets do this thang. Well, not really. But I decided since I’m having all sorts of, what I will begin calling, mid-life crisis issues, it’s probably a good time to try to incorporate some changes into my nearly perfect life.
So, I’m going to share them with you. *Deep breath*…
1. Be more tolerant and accepting of ignorant and/or stupid people. THIS is going to be a tough one because I have no patience.
2. Tame the eye roll or only do it when wearing dark sunglasses.
3. Stop yelling. Just speak loudly when necessary.
4. No more swearing. At the kids especially. What?
5. Make better use of my time. Twitter isn’t worth the time suckage anymore.
6. Write those freaking books already. And try to get “Through The Doggy Door” published. It’s really a good…no, GREAT…kids book.
7. Blogging isn’t a priority. It’s a little hobby. DUH.
8. Take better care of myself. Stop worrying that everything is cancer. It’s not. Well, hopefully it isn’t. Also, stop making myself crazy over what will happen to my children if something ever happens to me.
9. Work out 1/2 hour per day and eat right. Even Kelly Osbourne had enough willpower to do this.
10. Realize that people aren’t going to change and that the only thing I can do is to not expect anything from them.
11. Attempt to clean my bedroom. It’s the most unromantic place. Turn it into a sexy mecca of love. For, you know, sex. And also, so that it’s not embarrassing when the cleaning lady comes.
12. Figure out a way to make money by doing something I love. I’m not talking about being a prostitute, geez! Writing, Twitter and the etc.
13. Sign up for web design class and some more creative writing classes.
14. Cook. As in, follow recipes, buy the ingredients and produce edible and attractive meals. Not just throwing things together that look like dog vomit and wonder why the kids complain.
15. Keep the house neat. Well, try to, at least.
16. Write every single day. Get these people out of my head.
I’d say that’s way more than plenty.
But I do happen to have a whole year to work on it.