I don’t do resolutions. We all know that because I’ve talked about it before. It’s a sure fired way to set myself up for this thing called Major Fail. In fact, whenever I decide I’m going to commit to something and I send my thoughts out into the atmosphere in one way or another, I end up not doing it.
Yeah, I suck like that.
Today, however, someone posted a Facebook update that asked us to proclaim one word as ours for the year 2013.
Without much thought or hesitation, I wrote Conquer.
No clue why, really. It was the first word that popped into my head and so, I rolled with it. But, it makes sense.
Conquer: v. 1) Overcome and take control of (a place or people) by use of military force. 2)Successfully overcome (a problem or weakness). Synonyms: overcome – vanquish – win – beat – overpower – defeat
Obviously definition 1 is not how I meant it when I said “conquer”. While military force might be just the thing to get my ass moving, it’s not necessary. I’m on a peaceful path.
I have lots’o’things that I need to conquer as the new year unfolds. Both personal and professional.
So maybe, I’ll add “divide” as my 2nd word for 2013.
For example, conquering this writers block would be nice. As would the whole fear of failure thing so that I am freed up to write a couple of books I have in mind. Small start to conquer writers block…I’m going to join all those prompt sites I see my friends linking up to. Maybe, and I say this in a whisper so that I don’t jinx myself, I might start writing here a little more frequently. I write a ton of blogposts in my head, maybe I’ll get them to the blog before they disappear. It’s an issue.
Then, there is the ADD technical difficulty. I’m thinking a doctors visit might be just the thing in order to get a small amount of medicinal relief. It would be nice to somewhat organize those cubbies in my head so that I might clean them out a little. I don’t even know everything lurking there in the corners. Might just be a crap load of dust bunnies and cobwebs.
Smart Savvy Social has entered the beginnings of year two. Amazeballs. We have some changes a’comin’. Good ones. And, my biz partner (and bestie), Christina claims that 13 is her lucky number so, I’m holding on tight to her shirttails, just in case.
As far as my kids go. Well, they will be more in charge of conquering chores. This lack of able-bodied help around here has gone on far too long. And, we’ve enabled it. The time has come, the end is near. Dogs, cats, dishes, bathrooms…it’s all them and if they refuse, they don’t get diddly-squat from us.
We’re going to have to conquer this fiscal cliff thing. While the taxes are going up, so are the costs of everyday things like groceries. I mean, if they have to raise taxes, whatev. But, maybe and perhaps, the cost of living shouldn’t become insurmountable, ya know. We need to be able to see light at the top of that cliff.
I do have more I’d like to conquer this year. The typical stuff…weight, quitting smoking, travel and etcetera, etcetera, etcetera. I’ll get to that stuff when I get to it. Priorities. Besides, I’ve lost 40 pounds so far and I’ve been taking ballet consistently. Hey, it’s a start. As for the smoking…um…yeah.
And then there is the sewing machine, collecting dust. I kind of want to do a little dabbling into the DIY thing. Also, crocheting.
I could go on and on.
But, I’ll divide it all up and conquer one thing at a time.
After all, there ARE 365 days this year.
Why do everything at once?
Plenty of time.
So tell me, my friends…what words are YOURS for the new year?