Goals for 2011

Okay, I’m a little late in posting this, since the year is already ten days down, but here goes. These are some things I would like to accomplish this year:

  1. Find a (good) second part-time job, or even a full-time job (preferably related to the publishing industry in some way, but I won’t be too choosy right now)
  2. Finish my individual work project by the end of January or beginning of February (updating the student lab assistant manual)
  3. Revise at least half of my short stories, plus my screenplay and treatment
  4. Write drafts for at least three new short stories, plus one new screenplay and treatment
  5. Find a better motivation for blogging because TwitTV has not worked and is, alas, a failed experiment :-(
  6. Find a good diet to use on a regular basis and work out more/tone up (possibly even put on some weight in the form of – gasp – muscle?)
  7. Read more
  8. Play PS3 more (not just for movies!)
  9. Don’t stress out so much and maybe do something fun (go away for a weekend – New York, somewhere in New England, etc.)
  10. Try to streamline my computer and TV habits, perhaps a daily/weekly allotment (yeah, like that’ll happen, but a guy can dream)

I’ve felt like a lazy bum lately, and it’s been kind of bringing me down. I tried a new job in December, but it was terrible and not worth the time I spent on it when you consider the way payment was rendered (pretty much all commission). So I’ve been watching movies and TV and trying to find another job. If I can’t find a job by the end of January, I’m seriously going to consider trying fast food again as a temporary measure; at least I’d have extra income coming in, and I could still keep looking for another job, a real job. Is there no Baltimore publishing firm out there that wants to hire an M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Arts student with a B.A in English?

I won’t explain every goal in detail, but overall, I just want to waste less time (computer/TV/etc.) and spend more time doing things I should be doing or like to do but haven’t been doing (workouts/PS3/reading/etc.). Come next year, we’ll see how well (or how bad) I did.

Until next time, auf Wiedersehen!

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