Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year!

The beginning of a new year always freaks me out a little bit. For one thing, since my birthday is New Year's Eve, I start it out exactly a year older. OLDER. Argh, I hate that because I never feel any older than I did 20 years ago. That's the good part about birthdays- the numbers going up thing is what really sucks. of that depressing tangent. Like just about everybody else, I start the new year off with a list of resolutions. Or to be more exact, I start the year off with things that I want to accomplish in the next 12 months.

1- I am going to stop cussing. Absolutely, put my foot down, going to make it happen. That is one of my worst habits and I really have to stop. Now, I'm not stupid enough to think that I can stop being a potty-mouth overnight, so I'm going to concentrate on getting to PG-13 first and then down to PG. I think that's realistic.

2- I am going to spend more time with my sisters. There is a huge age difference between us (21 between me and Savannah, 24 between me and Sarah) so we've always had a weird sort of relationship. But they are growing up so fast! I don't like it. I am going to make a conscious effort to get closer to them this year.

3- I am going to lose 20 pounds. You would think that since I lost about 110 pounds a few years ago, I would be satisfied but nope. What's a new year without a resolution to lose weight?

4- I want to get 500 followers on this blog. I started this blog as a way to communicate outside of regular face-to-face channels with people and I want to get more people onboard. Please help me with this...let all your friends know about the blog. Ask them to comment on posts and to sign up as followers. I would very much appreciate it.

5- I AM GOING TO GET MY BOOK NOTICED BY AN AGENT. Sorry I went all Kanye West there for a second but Destiny is really important to me. I am proud of the work that I put on it and I don't think I'm deluding myself to think that other people would read it and enjoy it. I was at Barnes & Noble yesterday, looking at the Young Adult section. It was overflowing with vampire books and, although I'm a vamp lover myself, it's time for some new blood (pun intended). Once the holidays are over and things settle down, I'm going to start the agent query process again. Keep your fingers (and eyes, legs, toes and everything else) crossed for me!

I'm sure I'll add to the list as I go along, I always do. But I really am going to work hard to achieve good outcomes for all of my tasks.

So...what sort of resolutions do you have for 2010?


  1. Well, I always hate making resolutions because they are so hard to keep, but I have some realistic ones for this year.

    1- I want to finish my senior year with flying colors and start college successfully. I'm not really worried how this school year will end, but it's going to be a long way until I get to college and get settled. I really want it to go well though, so I'm going to prepare accordingly.

    2- I too want to lose some weight. Most importantly, I want to be healthier... more exercise, less sweets and cokes, that sort of thing.

    3- I want to strengthen my relationship with God. I don't read my Bible as often as I should, and I don't take time for God as often as I need to. I want to be a loving, joyful Christian in 2010 with my eyes on the future and winning souls for Him.

    4- I want to read more. Yes, I probably read more than most, but I want to read everything I can get my hands on. I want to take time for that.

    5- I want to make a conscious effort to be happier. I am often letting stupid things get me down. I'm going to try harder to stay positive and enjoy life to the fullest.

    Of course, there will be more, just like normal. Last year I was successful at not drinking cokes for 6 months. I lost like 4 pounds by just doing that. It was good.

    Good luck with your resolutions, Ms. Ramona. I hope you are able to work on them and find happiness from it. :)

  2. 1) i want to have a baby
    2) i would like to be more even..sometimes i craxy excited and other times *kanye shrugs*..
    3) i would love to get completly out of debit
    4) get good grades and not be so hard on myself