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Friday, January 1, 2010

2010

"...Ah, no. Was at a party in London last night, I'm afraid I'm a bit hungover...Wish I could be home with my head in a toilet like all normal people... New Year's Resolution: drink less... and quit smoking...[is holding a cigarette and a mimosa], and keep resolutions. And quit talking total nonsense to strangers... actually, quit talking, full stop."
-Bridget, Bridget Jone's Diary

A classic single lady's lonely hearts club chick-flicky, carbon copy of Jane Austen's original Pride and Prejudice. Still, bloody good. And good for the soul.

Well, happy new year, everyone! Here's to hopes that 2010 brings you much joy and love, and that 2009 wasn't a year you were ready to toss out the window. 2010 brings about a lot of hope for me, personally. There are, as usual, several resolutions I am making for myself this year. They fall into three categories: Stuff I Will Never Do, But Say I Will, Because if I Don't, I Will Seem Like a Total Slacker if I Fail to Do Them, But Won't Hold it Against Myself If I Do Not Do Them; Stuff I Can Do if I Put My Nose to the Grindstone, and Will Genuinely Try to Do; and Stuff I Can Do, and I Resolve to Do Simply So I Can Say I Kept a Resolution.

1) Stuff I Will Never Do, But Say I Will Do, Because if I Don't Say I'll Do Them, I Will Seem Like a Total Slacker if I Fail to Say I Will Do Them, But Won't Hold it Against Myself If I Do Not Do Them:
(in order from most likely to achieve to least likely to achieve)
-Lose weight
-Exercise more
-Eat healthier
-Save money
-Drink less caffeine

2) Stuff I Can Do if I Put My Nose to the Grindstone, and Will Genuinely Try to Do:
(in no particular order)
-Finish my Regent University Application
-Go to Regent
-Enter a short film in the "Reel Dreams" film competition
-Become a Teacher's Assistant for SMAD 201
-Get straight A's my last semester
-Continue to do my devotions every morning
-Care a little more about my appearance (i.e. no more showing up to class in sweatpants. Especially difficult because I have an 8 a.m. this semester)
-Have a great attitude for single-dom, and be genuinely happy for my dear, sweet, crazy friends who are getting married soon.
-Watch all 100 of America Film Institute's top 100 films. And blog about them. Oh yeah, that's a new one.

3) Stuff I Can Do, and I Resolve to Do Simply So I Can Say I Actually Kept a Resolution:
-Smile
-Laugh
-Take as many road trips as possible
-Go to New York
-See as many Broadway musicals as possible
-Watch movies, and learn about them. Develop a passion about them.
-Play the piano
-Sing
-Pray
-Eat cookies
-Hug my sister
-Eat apples
-Eat soup
-Have flowers around. A lot.
-Worship
-Get candles
-Get killer graduation outfit
-Graduate
-Create coffee dates
-Put off my work for more important things, like people
-Pull all-nighters of just pure fun
-Start my Gone With the Wind needlepoint
-Watch youtube
-Spend time with friends
-Go to Boston
-Paint
-Meet Beth Moore*
-Cook more real food, rather than eating microwaved popcorn for dinner all of the time
-Continue to blog, even if discouraged by lack of interest (by readers or my life in general)

Yup. That should keep me busy for a while. Perhaps, as the year goes on, I'll check these off. Mark them in red or something.

What are your resolutions? What hope does 2010 bring about for you?

*P.S. Will be in Atlanta, GA until late late Tuesday evening for the Passion Conference. So excited, and canNOT wait to meet Beth Moore!!! Oh, I'm adding that to the list!
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