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    Ok, so it's a bit late, and I'm not the usual host of these threads. Still, just because we've all been busy keeping and/or avoiding our resolutions, doesn't mean this monthly check-in has to end. Let's resolution up, people!

    New Year's
    Month 1
    Month 2
    Month 3
    Month 4
    Month 5
    Month 6
    Month 7
    Month 8
    Month 9

    Damn, that's a lot of months.

    My paltry offering of resolutions:

    1. Art goals
    Well, my grades are good enough to keep my scholarship so far. I'm learning a lot from the school work - valuable lessons like how to finish a project I barely understand while huddling and weeping at the same time. Next semester looks like it will involve drawing until my eyes bleed, then drawing with the eye-blood.

    2. Maintain target weight and get blood pressure in control.
    My pants are no longer loose. I have probably gained back all my lost weight, but I don't know because I still haven't bought a scale. On the bright side, I should have health insurance soon.

    3. Plan my website for selling prints.
    Yay! This is done!

    4. Become as effective a bike commuter as possible.
    I have not crashed into anything. Biking in the winter is horribly cold. I got a raincoat and rain pants, though, so at least I'm staying dry.

    5. Socialize more.
    I think I flirted with someone today... not entirely sure. I want to have an exciting single time, but have no idea how to do so. Also, I have lots of new friends, but no time to spend with them, or with my old friends, so I'll call that a wash.

    Your turn - tell us of your plans and achievements while cheering, or unashamed lack thereof while giving us all the finger. Maybe even theorize about next year's resolutions.
    • CommentTimeNov 20th 2013
    My only resolution was to consume 12 novels, figuring I could knock out one a month. I finished the 12th in October!
    • CommentTimeNov 22nd 2013
    Oh... oops

    Forgot to do this. Putting a play up on its feet is intense... I spent most of October in rehearsals. I took some voice over classes that were helpful but I couldn't act on them right away. Still helped to refocus and give me something think about while at the theatre. Not much else, regrettably.

    The one pro thing I have yet to figure out is how to make life work when the completely insane schedule of stage managing a play shows up. I always swear I'll figure it out and then it goes kablooey.

    Top of November was really bad, but the second half is looking like I might actually be able to sort it out.
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    1) Wii Fit/Health/Weight Loss: Got weighed at doctor and had lost weight, and according to the wii fit today, it was 7.3 pounds. I thought I had started to gain back, but turns out things are better than I thought.

    2) Work on Website/Sell Art: Slowly but surely? Not as much as I'd like, but I am working on stuff.

    3) Consistently Clean Apartment: Kitchen and bathroom are generally consistently decent but bedroom and studio need serious work. Needs work, but better. I think.

    4) Job Stuffs: Work=still good. Permanent (yay!) part-time (boo!), but I seem to be making do so far (barely).

    5) Work on mental health/be well enough to date: Hahahahahahaahaha. Yeah. I fucked up big time with the guy. While there are reasons (and he certainly didn't help), every time I see him is a reminder that shit that happened 13 years ago can still practically fuck me up. Fuck. To make matters worse, my sister is now engaged (to a guy she's been dating for 3 months), and while everyone else seems to be happy about it, I'm just waiting for the other shoe to drop. Well, I might get a green and gold sari out of the deal, so at least I might get a pretty outfit out of it all.

    6) Get my finances back in order: Same as before. Guuuuuuh.
    • CommentTimeNov 24th 2013
    Ugh. I cannot believe the year is almost over, ffs.

    1) My Own Projects - Nope, nothing. Everything has been fulfilling stuff for other people or narwhal factory work. It's hard, dealing with a factory in China and a partner here in NYC, so they keep contacting me in the middle of the night when he's asleep and then each question can take a day to sort out if you aren't ready for it. Mreh.

    2) Draw Something Every Day - Nope, nothing. I've been sick and tired and stressed and when I have a free minute the only thing I want to do is rest.

    3) Stop Being Behind the Scenes - I've burrowed into a tiny cocoon for the winter made of germs and antisocial behaviours. I really need to stop this descent. I'm planning out where I'm going to go for February, as far as leaving the city, and what I'm going to do when I get there. There are a lot of options and I'm trying to make sure I do things for myself, not just other people.

    4) Don't Procrastinate Spiral - Didn't procrastinate, still missed some important deadlines that included letting down a close friend. I feel horrible about it and it's kind of kicking me back into depression where I'm putting other stuff off. My focus is at zero right now.

    5) Keep Traveling - I did go to New Orleans and had an interesting vacation, both good and bad. Am grounded for now, though I might try to go visit some place that isn't my parent's in late December or early January. Everything is focusing on February, though it's about time for me to figure out if I'm going to attempt the convention circuit next year...

    6) Start exercising regularly - Annnd... still not doing this.

    So basically, October-November are shit months. I have hopes to get things in order for December, also it'll be nice to look back on all the things I did actually accomplish this year!

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