|Today's realistic expectation: grilled cheese sandwich for lunch|
There was a time, not so long ago, when I was totally put together. I exercised for 45 minutes a day, ate really healthy, read real books on a regular basis (okay, so it was a book a month), planned fun outings with my daughter, made Christmas presents...
Yeah, Christmas presents. This was back in December. Pre-Christmas. Boy are those days gone.
As I sat on the big comfy leather couch at my in-laws' house, reveling in the joys of doing nothing all Christmas break, I made the following goals for 2013:
- Finish writing/compiling the first draft of my book
- Compile a draft of my book that is submission worthy
- Submit my book to agents and/or publishers
- Work on an e-book version of my book
- Learn how to play at least 5 chords on the guitar
- Go to the temple every month
- Read a book about temples
- Finish reading the Old Testament
- Teach a sewing class
- Finish reading Understanding Exposure
- Finish reading lessons book with Olivia
- Weigh 140 pounds
- Create a portfolio blog and post a new tutorial on it once a week
13 goals for 2013. How charming of me. Today's the last day of February and, if the stereotypes about new years resolutions are correct, I should have failed at/forgotten all of my goals by now. Let's see how I'm doing...
1-4... I have a publisher already so, yeah, I'll check those off the list.
5... Ha! Maybe when I'm bored at Christmas I'll do this.
6... January: check. February: fail.
7... I think I read 4 pages?
8... S-l-o-w-l-y getting through this. I have no idea what Moses and the Children of Israel are doing. Are they in the wilderness? Are they not in the wilderness?
9... February: check! March: already planned. Want to come?
10... If only.
11... I'm still going on walks and I'm taking a break from sugar. Does that count?
12... 9 pounds to go.
In case you couldn't tell from this second list, I had no idea that I would be publishing my book so soon. I've been debating for the past few weeks whether or not to keep trying to post a new tutorial each week and, with some more news today about the release date of my book, I decided to keep my expectations realistic.
I know you're not going to be able to sleep at night because you'll be up crying over it, but, well, sometimes the truth hurts: I'm taking a break from the weekly tutorials until after my book stuff is submitted. There. I said it. Need a tissue? (Here you go.)
Let's be honest. Probably none of you will notice or mind if I take a break from the weekly tutorials. But I notice. This blog is my first love (creative sharing/tutorial writing love, that is) and I miss sharing tutorials with you. But, for now, right now, I need to focus all of my creative energy on the almighty book. In the mean time, I still have every intention of babbling away at you all and inflicting really boring lists of new years resolutions on you and stuff. Fun, no?
Anyway. The end. I have to go work on more book stuff. Love to you all!