A few weeks ago I received a (really) late birthday present, it was The 52 Lists Project. It’s a book designed to inspire motivation for the new year. The first list is “list your goals and dreams for the year” so here I am, keeping the momentum of the new year going.
So after one (or two) episodes of Suits, I am happy to say I’ve completed my list. I realize, that I’ve technically written down some resolutions for the new year but resolutions just makes it seem so much scarier than it actually is.
I won’t bore you with the entire list but I’ll give you some highlights.
At some point this year I will send out my book to publishers. I will hold in my hand a project that is finished and I will share it with people who may (will probably) reject it. THAT’S NOT SCARY AT ALL!
I will make some money off of this website. Look, it’s not that I don’t like entertaining you guys for free and it’s not that I can’t figure out how to set up my Adsense (though if anyone knows how to do this whole professional website thing right, your help would be greatly appreciated). I’m not quite sure why setting up ads on this site has taken be this long but alas here we are. The thing is, if I’m really trying to become a full-time writer, I’m going to need to start making an income from it.
I will travel. How do people plan vacations? The thought of it sounds absolutely overwhelming but here I am saying the words and believing in them. I want to go to Spain and Cancun and Seattle and New York; well New York is booked and ready, so I guess I’m semi-succeeding at this. Jake Gyllenhaal and I will be reunited and it will be beautiful, more on that in March. The point is, my passport has arrived and this bitch is going International.
I think my motivation for the year started a couple of day’s before New Year’s Eve. I had a long day and I scrolled through Netflix and suddenly I was falling in love with a movie.
I’m about to go Julie and Julia on your asses this year.
I’m not one for cooking so this goal feels a bit terrifying but truthfully, Amy Adams and Meryl Streep could convince me to jump off a bridge. For those of you unaware the movie Julie and Julia centers around a blogger who decides to cook all of Julia Child’s recipes in a year. Suddenly I found myself at Barnes and Noble on New Year’s Eve and picking up Chrissy Teigen’s recipe book. I mean, Cravings seemed like the easier option (I say that as I flip through these pages and realize I’m in over my head). Well, anyway that’s how I convinced myself to cook at least 15 of Chrissy Teigen’s recipes in 2019. RIP Kitchen.
So there it is, I am determined to manifest a better year for myself and maybe I fail but won’t the ride be completely worth it? … I don’t know, I guess you can ask me on December 31.
Well, maybe this pushes you to jot down some goals. Care to share them with the class?