The cardinal rule of blogging to never write posts apologizing for not posting. Instead, one should just make an effort to actually post. But it has been about a month since I’ve posted anything and I feel guilty–like I should apologize to myself, or something. So, sorry about that.
I have been neck-deep in work, family, and trying to maintain some semblance of sanity. Oh, nothing too stressful is happening in my life, it’s just about that time of year again when I question my ability to function in an adult world. This usually happens around the time I have to pay bills and acknowledge the foolish mistakes I made in the past month.
But it’s a new year now, and that means a quick review of 2012 and some kind of resolutions made for 2013. Because if I write them down and publish them on the Internet, I have to stick to them, right?
- Graduated, and earned a Master’s degree in English
- Read my work to a crowd for the first time
- Moved away from home in a permanent way
- Got a real person’s job
- Ran my first 5k
- Wrote 50,000 words in a 30-day month
- Didn’t publish anything
- Didn’t finish a personal writing project of any significant (excluding my graduate thesis)
- Run more 5k races, possibly a 10k
- Complete a writing project of some significance
- Publish a short story in a literary magazine
- Read 30 books
- Cultivate a better lifestyle (one that includes work, hobbies, and friends)
I have a stack of books I’m already gearing up to read, I have a very pliable schedule I think I can actually stick to, and I am eager to take advantage of these years. I am almost to my mid-twenties after all.