Wednesday, December 19, 2007
I hereby resolve
December has a split personality. It's freezing cold in NYC, and all I want to do is snuggle in bed. Meanwhile, people are dashing off to cocktails parties right and left, being all extra social and stuff. Everything is winding down: my second semester at Vermont (!), my first semester teaching through Media Bistro, the final death rattles of my life as a single woman (yes, it's true, as of this month, I've got myself a permanent roommate. Good thing he's cute 'cause he's a snorer). But of course, we're thinking about the future: the holidays, some vacation if we're lucky, and the new year.
There's a reason the gym's so freaking crowded in January, right?
This past year I actually managed to get my butt back in shape--no easy feat, given my fledgling freelance career. So that's covered. But I should probably either give up giving up processed sugar, or quit whining about it. Anyway, in honor of my very favorite literary romantic comedienne (and yes, I'm aware that this pic is from the movie but THERE YOU HAVE IT), my hopes for '08, such as they are:
-unpack the overflowing suitcases of clothing spilling all over the floor in the "new" apartment; also, pay rent from last two months
-be better about opening important mail like rent bills and such
-stop expecting my father to do my taxes and learn to be a grown-up
-develop a better filing system than the Family Guy folder I've been using for two years now
-stop lying to my mom about the flossing I'm not doing
-spend less time thinking about going to the gym (note that I am *not* suggesting more time at the gym. Just *less* with the thinking)
-commit to changing out of the pajamas at least once a day during the week, even if only to put on a track suit and my fleece-lined clogs (yeah, you don't get a picture of that)
-maintain more emotional distance from stars of "reality" shows like The Hills. Stop wondering *why* MTV would have us believe that Lauren and Brody are actually dating!
-less procrastination, more full-on avoidance
-more quality time with friends and family (but with less resenting of my future sister-in-law for her naturally quick metabolism)
and, of course...more writing--and reading--of romantic comedies!
Happy holidays, all! I'm off to paint my nails by the silver tinsel Chanukkah bush downstairs.