Monday, January 2, 2012

New Years Resolutions

Man, I love these guys :)

So last night I was staying up late thinking about my resolutions for this New Year. And I've always wished I was a runner, and that I could just wake up and go run a couple miles and ENJOY IT. But alas, I can't even run a quarter of a mile without having to stop and walk.

So while I was thinking about what to change this year, I thought "I should try running every day or something." And immediately, I was like, "No! I suck at running and don't even really enjoy it.". And so I scratched "Running" off of my imaginary list.

And then it hit me. Yes, I'm not a runner (ha, not even close). But I WANT to be a runner, and heck, that's the whole point of these New Year Resolutions! ( Should "resolutions" even be capitalized? Sorry, getting off track). I'm not a runner, I want to be a runner, so dang it, I'M GONNA BE A RUNNER. I'll get me some real running shoes, start running with my ipod, and will also start going other places than just around my block. It's gonna happen.

So, while Im sure you all are getting deep enjoyment from hearing about my life,  there is a method to the madness (fact of the day: that line came from Shakespeare). This can relate back to writing ( Yay! More motivational stories about writing from Rachel!)

Okay, so maybe some of you out there are like me when it comes to writing. I can plan out all the stuff that's going to happen in my story, but when it comes to actually WRITING some pages, I freak. And panic. And go back to story boarding. Or maybe some of you are the opposite. Or maybe you just aren't really good when it comes to editing and revising.

Thing is, no one's going to be the perfect author, and not everything about the writing process (or blogging, or anything else in life) is going to come naturally. So do we give up and resign to eating cookie dough on the couch and watching TV marathons?  HECK NO!

Once we realize what our weaknesses are, we have the opportunity to either, 1: choose to accept them and work our lives around it, or 2: try even harder to make them our strengths.  And personally, I think the second one is a much better option.

So, questions! What are some of your New Years Resolutions? In the past, have you ever been able to keep your resolution the whole year? (Because if you have, dang, I respect you. If not...yeah, same here...)


  1. Good Luck with your resolution :D I would love to be a runner too... then I sprained my ankle 4 days before New Years. I think the world is trying to tell me something ;)

    I will live vicariously through you.

    Last year I resolved to write a book. I wrote three and edited one. I think it's the first year I've ever kept a resolution :D

    Happy 2012

  2. Dang! Haha, your an overachiever!! :)