Well, well, it was a year ago today that I posted about my New Year’s Resolutions for 2015. Looking back on those six items, I actually had a decent amount of success! Pretty impressive considering that I’d really only remembered one of them! Let’s get a play-by-play shall we?
1) Live in the now!
I’d forgotten about this one, but I think I did it anyway. I started taking a yoga class on the reg, which is cheesy but it has helped me be in the moment for at least an hour a week. Also, it’s pretty nice how much having a purring cat on your lap helps you settle down and appreciate little, quiet moments. I’m giving myself a B+ for completing this resolution.
2) Make a batch of perfect samosas.
I failed hardcore on this one. I only made one batch and was so disappointed in them that I just gave up. I thought, at the time, that I would never make perfect samosas if I didn’t have a deep-fryer, but my brother gave me an Indian food cookbook for Christmas, and that has a baked samosas recipe in it, so maybe I’ll give it another shot. D
3) Win the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction.
DON’T EVEN ASK. F—–
4) Run the 8.3 mile loop around Mackinac Island this summer.
No. 2015 is going down as one of the laziest years on record for me. D
5) Watch less TV and read more books.
I totally forgot about it, but I might have actually done it. Particularly in the last three months or so, I kept on checking out winner after winner from the library. B
6) Maybe see about possibly volunteering on a sheep farm?
I think I might have googled “volunteering on a sheep farm” a couple of times, but that was it. BAAAAAA
And now let’s throw this trash year in the dumpster (JK, 2015 was pretty okay for me) and get thinking about the future! Here are my resolutions for 2016.
1) Win the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
I already have a plan for it. It’s going to be 12 chapters and I’ll write a chapter a month. This week I’m prepping for it by mapping out the plot and what plot points will land in what chapters. Get ready to vote “Flanny,” PEN/Faulkner Award selection committee!!
1a) Write every day. Every morning. No more sitting around on tumblr or whatever for an hour before I go to work. Them’s writin’ time.
2) Run at least two 5Ks.
I’ve got one scheduled for the first weekend in February!
3) Take some sort of class, like a painting or cooking class.
I live in a city now which isn’t far from a much bigger city which has some good cultural stuff happening, and I need to take advantage of this.
4) Pick up my cat and make her like it.
My cat hates being picked up so much that when I even reach down to try to grab her, she shoots away. Come on, Nan, all I want to do is hug and kiss you and snuggle with you!!! [insert Elmyra gif] I’m trying to be respectful of her emotions, but if I could get her to be used to being held, it would make going to the vet a lot easier.
5) Read more books, be a better person, blah blah, all that junk.
How’d you guys do? And what’s on the emotional books for this year?