Main Entry: res·o·lu·tion
Etymology: Middle English resolucioun, from Anglo-French or Latin; Anglo-French resolucion, from Latin resolution-, resolutio, from resolvere
1 : the act or process of resolving 2 : something that is resolved <made a resolution to mend my ways>
synonym see COURAGE
The rest of you bloggers are putting me to shame, posting all these wonderful ideas about New Year’s resolutions. I really have had a resolution post in draft form since the first of the year (no, really!), but I wasn’t able to quite commit myself to it so there it still sits…
But now that the first week of January is careening out the door, I thought it seemed the time was right to finally make a pronouncement on my own resolutions for 2007. So, here goes.
Bluestalking Reader’s 2007 Resolutions:
(You are all my witnesses!)
1. Workout/get exercise 3-5 times
2. Make a concerted effort to eat a better diet, re-learning all I used to know about nutrition but have conveniently “forgotten.”
3. Put time and renewed effort into cleaning/clearing out unneeded items from my home, selling/donating/throwing away what’s just creating clutter in my home and life, ONCE AND FOR ALL.
4. BALANCE, BALANCE, BALANCE – stop overloading my schedule and take a really hard look before I agree to take on new tasks.
5. Prioritize my time between my various creative interests, again making sure to achieve more BALANCE, BALANCE, BALANCE.
6. Organize all aspects of my life better, so I don’t forget so many things. If it takes purchasing a PDA, purchase a PDA!
7. Indulge more of my artistic interests in drawing/painting/photography. Either take classes or set aside time for those pursuits.
8. Re-educate myself on things I’ve forgotten. Try to learn/re-learn something new every day.
9. Never discount the possibility of forming new resolutions as I go along.
A lot of bloggers have made very specific resolutions as to reading, and this is something I’ve given some thought to, but aside from maintaining variety between fiction and non-fiction genres, I really have no firm resolutions in this area. I’m happy with my reading quantity, so really all I want to do is keep up what I’ve been doing. I’d like to do some longer term author studies, though. These are the authors I’d like to study in more depth:
1. Charles Dickens
2. Virginia Woolf
3. William Faulkner
4. Thomas Hardy
5. Edith Wharton
6. Mark Twain
7. Victorian period genre study
8. Southern U.S. literature regional study
9. Early 20th century genre study
Of course, I wouldn’t do all of these at the same time! I don’t think I can even do all of this in the same decade, but I do want to eventually study all of these areas. In the midst of all this, though, I aim to keep on top of what’s new and up and coming.
I don’t ask for much, do I?
So, that’s it. I’m late out the gate but I have been standing behind the fence, observing while everyone else has been formulating their very thought-provoking resolutions. I aim to kick off in full force next week, allowing myself a sluggish start as it’s a very human tendency.
Best of luck to us all!