Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Resolutions

I would imagine there are thousands of blog posts being uploaded today with the same heading.

I don't think I've made a New Year's Resolution in the past twenty years. My FB friend Roger just posted this meme in his feed. That's about the extent of my list!

Aside from the idea that I should be a better person, I don't really get motivated by a list of things I should do: lose weight, write the great American novel, do more charitable work, adopt a stray cat. I think the idea of resolutions doesn't fit my outlook toward life because I am already an eternal optimist. I always think things will work out for the best. For example, I already believe that the novel I am writing NOW will be the great American novel.

But there is an underlying secret to my optimism. I don't do things that I will regret. For me, the measure of the doing or not doing comes down to one question - will I regret doing or not doing something? Will I regret walking two miles a day? No. Will I regret not adopting a cat? No. Will I regret not seeing the world? Yes. Will I regret not being as nice as I can be everyday? Yes. Will I regret not writing? Yes. But these are questions I ask every day, not on the first day of the year.

On a day to day basis I do like having a ticker list of things I want to get done. I recently wrote a list of about twenty things I need to get done with my writing this year - all of it pertaining to the order I need to finish books, get them edited, get them to my editor, get them published or self-published, have a cover completed, etc. There is a certain appeal to getting things done and checking off finished items. Yes, a topic for another blog.

So in the interest of actually having a New Year's Resolution, I resolve to post more David Gandy pics. How's that?

Tell me about your goals for 2014. What is the one thing you wish to accomplish that would excite you most?

And here's a little something extra:


G. A. Edwards-Writer and Speaker said...

Is it even possible for you to post more David Gandy pictures?

I won't complain if it happens.


Eliza Lloyd said...

Ha! I know it is a lofty goal, Goldie, but I must try! If the man was getting uglier instead of more beautiful...maybe I could resist. :):)