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 need to be able to see light at the top of that cliff. We’re going to have to conquer this fiscal cliff thing. While the taxes are going up with the GOP tax plan that just went into effect, 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?
That’s a great word! It can be used to describe even the smallest of triumphs.
Best of luck to you on your writing endeavors. I did that “write blog posts in my head but never on the blog” thing for so long that I eventually gave up keeping a personal blog. I hope you get your writing mojo back and share those posts here.
Happy New Year!
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I thought I was the only one who wrote posts in their heads! My word for this year is seek. Hoping it provides a killer journey. Here’s to kicking writers block in the butt!!
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I write posts in my head ALL THE TIME….and publish, oh maybe, 1% of the time.
I don’t do resolutions either – but I did read a great article (of course I can’t find it now to give you the link) about instead of committing to something for the whole year (i.e., “resolution”) to commit to something for 29 days – with the thinking being, you can more easily commit to something for ONLY 29 days than to a whole year. And following that logic, the theory is that it only takes 21 days to make the new thing stick.
With all that being said, I think you are on the right path – divide and conquer.
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Galit Breen says
Love it, girl! Your words go perfectly together! Watch out 2013, here you come! 🙂
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