As much as I think it’s cliché, I do make New Years resolutions. So here are my 5 new year goals that will hopefully lead to a happier, healthier me both physically and mentally by 2012.
- I will begin graduate school. I have been putting this off for almost a year now, and enough is enough. Where do I want to be in two years? I’m not sure, but I feel like this year has been very tumultuous for me, and I’m still only recovering. I need to do something for myself and my future, and furthering my education sounds perfect. Hopefully, come this fall, I’ll be enrolled as a graduate earning an MA in English education. I’ve already registered for the GRE; wish me luck February 20th!
- I will run a half marathon. I will do this by April, hopefully, because running much later than that outdoors in Tucson sounds dreadful. I’ll still continue running once or twice a week in the meantime, but come March I’ll start my training. That being said, anyone who would like to start training with me or has any training tips for me, please let me know!
- I will comfortably climb 10s at Rocks and Ropes. I’d be happy with any 10s, even 10a, but 10b or 10c would be ideal. I will also climb outside. I feel like these two goals will be easily attainable if I continue at my present rate.
- I will learn to love myself. This includes loving my body, being happy with my weight/ass/legs/tits/everything, but not only that. I now live alone. This is both terrifying and thrilling to me at the same time. I went through some big life upheavals last year, and in a lot of ways am only just starting to process them now. I want to be happy with myself– with just myself. I want to not need another person to make me feel complete. I want to look out for myself more.
- I will begin to sell my artwork. Hopefully I’ll have a website with a gallery and a store soon. I need to stop being afraid of doing this. I’m finally starting to develop confidence in my work and abilities as an artist, and to make some extra money on the side from it would be incredible– maybe just enough to support it and continue to grow and develop. In addition to this, I will finish the comic I have been working (albeit slowly) on. It’s autobiographical, and I need to get down a layout of the events I’m drawing before I forget them like I forget everything.
So, cheers to a new year. What are your resolutions?