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So Long, 2010

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Well, here’s my last blog post of the calender year. Sort of an arbitrary thing, I feel like, this whole “zomg new year new things new goals rah rah rah” feeling people get. Back in the middle ages March was when the new year began, in part because it was ZOMG SPRING AND THINGS CAN GROW. XD Which, honestly, feels much more like a time of renewal to me, but whatevs.

You may or may not know this, but I don’t believe in making New Year’s Resolutions. Setting a time limit on a goal feels constricting to me, and while I do have a general idea of things I’d like to do in the next six to twelve months of my life, those things are re-evaluated constantly, not once a year. For instance, I got the sudden urge a few months ago to take a trip to Ireland, because I had a dream about it. I did some research and came up with a rough estimate of the travel costs, and now that’s one of my general goals, is to visit Ireland sometime in the next few years (and possibly Scotland and/or England while I’m in the area). I did the same thing calculating the cost of a trip to New York City, which is something I hope to do much sooner (perhaps next fall, around my birthday…).

A few things that I would like to happen this year are to get a full time/”permanent” job (there’s been some talk about hiring me on at my current temp job, but nothing has been done or said about it concretely, although I did submit a resume). I also have two dolls I would really, really like to buy (well there are way more I want eventually, but the two I’m thinking of are top of the list). I’d like to be able to start swimming regularly again (despite my anti-weight loss stance, I do enjoy swimming as exercise and am generally happier and healthier when I am more active than I’ve been the past few months). I’d prefer to stay more on top of my housework (especially dishes and laundry). And I’d like to knit a sweater for the first time.

I will not think of those things as things I have to be trying to do all the time, or of myself as a failure if one or most of them don’t happen. Striving toward my goals is something I always want to be doing, but self-pity and disappointment don’t serve any real purpose. Besides, I know myself well enough to know that punishment is not a good motivator for me. ;D

I hope all of you have a happy new year, that you enjoy the rest of 2010, and that you have a safe evening (especially if you’re going out). May 2011 be good for everyone. ❤


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