Thursday, January 1, 2009

What's Your Resolution?

Every year we make them! Sometimes we even keep them. What are your resolutions this year?

Most of mine are personal, rather than career-related:

1. Eat healthier. I don't do too bad at this, but I could improve. I lost 10 pounds in the second half of 2008, and I feel so much better I want to do some more.

2. Read more--I have neglected reading as I frantically finish books by deadline, but I have resolved to read at least 1/2 hour a day, more if I can.

3. Play more music. Most of my creativity these days goes into my novels, but I want to spare a few brain cells to keep up my guitar and flute playing.

That's it. I'm keeping it simple!

What are your resolutions? Be bold, be candid. I won't hold you to them.

aka Allyson


Gillian Layne January 1, 2009 at 7:34 AM  

Now that I've had half a year to realize how busy we'll be with the girl's activities and high school, I want more reasonable goals. Half an hour of uninterrupted writing, instead of an hour and a half. Fifteen minutes of good brisk walking, instead of 45. Goals that can be maintained.

Happy New Year!

Cindy Holby January 1, 2009 at 8:37 AM  

My resolutions are to loose another 25 lbs. I know how it works now since I lost 25 last year. It came from healthier eating and intense exersise. I feel so much better and look better. People notice too.

To quit wasting so much of my time on mendacity. I've already greatly reduced my internet time.

To reduce clutter and unpack the boxes that have been sitting in my office for two and a half years.

Happy New Year everyone

Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner January 1, 2009 at 9:43 AM  

Cindy: I see you once or twice a year, and I've noticed your weight loss. I think you look great, and I admire what you've done. You're right--healthy eating and excercise is the way to go.

Gillian: Good idea to make sure your goals are reasonable. Nothing is more frustrating than to over-reach and then feel like you've failed. Better to be realistic and then be excited when you do more.

Reduce clutter. Ok, that to me is over-reaching. hee hee

Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner January 1, 2009 at 9:44 AM  

Does anyone else have that after-New Year's Eve headache? I didn't drink that much champagne, honest! It's very dry today; I must be dehydrated.

EmilyBryan January 1, 2009 at 12:05 PM  

1. No web surfing till I've completed my page count each day.

2. Less TV. Sometimes after writing all day, I feel like I need to be rewarded with mindless entertainment. Reading would be a better use of my time and gray matter.

3. Focus on the people who mean so much to me. It's too easy to take your family for granted. I never want to do that.

4. Do what's necessary to get healthy and stay healthy--even if it means going through chemo. I know it will knock a hole in my year, but I need to be thinking 25 years down the road, not just this one.

Cindy, I noticed your weight loss in your pic on MySpace. Looking good, kid.

Jennifer, I'm constantly in awe of your writing output. You juggle deadlines better than anyone I know.

Gillian, I think you've hit on an important point. Maintainable goals are more likely to be met.

Happy New Year All!

Bonnie Vanak January 1, 2009 at 1:11 PM  

1. Stop shapeshifting with the full moon, and resist the temptation to howl

2. Make friends with vampires. Even if they suck as friends

3. Stop running around in a pack and find more enjoyment in solitude

4. NO more picking on the Omega wolf. Omegas need love, too

5. Eat less prey and try noshing on veggies for a change


Happy New Year, everyone!

Jennifer Ashley/ Allyson James / Ashley Gardner January 3, 2009 at 11:52 AM  

Bonnie, you crack me up. :-)

Cindy Holby

Gerri Russell

Joy Nash

Bonnie Vanak

Emily Bryan

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