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:
- 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)
- Finish my individual work project by the end of January or beginning of February (updating the student lab assistant manual)
- Revise at least half of my short stories, plus my screenplay and treatment
- Write drafts for at least three new short stories, plus one new screenplay and treatment
- Find a better motivation for blogging because TwitTV has not worked and is, alas, a failed experiment :-(
- 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?)
- Read more
- Play PS3 more (not just for movies!)
- Don’t stress out so much and maybe do something fun (go away for a weekend – New York, somewhere in New England, etc.)
- 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!