It's a little over halfway through the year and I thought I'd do a resolution check. (Cuz the post I planned out in my head last night while I was trying unsuccessfully to sleep makes yesterday's post look milquetoast.)
So anyway those resolutions were...
1) Take my writing more seriously.
2) Reduce the irritation from my life.
3) Accept myself for who I am.
Number one? Umm... yeah... about that. I have been serious about my writing. I wrote a freakin' book in May for petesakes. And I'm really trying to commit to getting this book edited. I rewrote a chapter and a half yesterday for cryin' out loud. But the business side of the writing... Let's just say that while I am paying for a membership to Query Tracker, I haven't really been using it. I need to get back to that. But I've also been going over some things in my head that might make querytracker moot.
As for #2, let's just say that I have tried. I cut loose a couple people who were doing more to add negativity to my life than add positivity. I unfollowed a couple irritating pages on FB. That's been a major reduction. I know I can never eliminate the irritation - I only joke about being a hermit and that would take a full court press of hermitization. Unfortunately, as I reduce irritation, new irritations arise. Still, I think I'm ahead for the year.
That last one is the only one I feel pretty good about. Okay, so the tragic haircut knocked me sideways for a while. (Still waiting for it to grow out enough to be fixable, but I have accepted it.) All in all, though, I think I'm doing well at being okay with ME. I'm a slightly overweight, 44 year old woman with graying hair and gimpy parts. And that's okay. The downside of being okay with myself relates to #2 - and finding myself getting increasingly irritated with our culture's push to make people be NOT okay with themselves. Seriously, if I get one more email from this major magazine I subscribe to telling me how I can lose weight, fix my flaws, make myself sexier... I'm going to scream - in the ear of a customer service representative at said major magazine.
:deep breath... in through the nose, out through the mouth:
Ah, much better.
How are you doing at your resolutions for 2014?