Sunday, January 11, 2009

2009: It's Gonna Be Fine

I. 2008: a year in review

Here's the list of goals/resolutions I made this time last year:

Ok, let's take stock: 1. No! I read, like, 34! Terrible... but I did manage to watch all 7 seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Oh, and I've been doing a lot of reading for the feminist discussion group that didn't make the list because they were only portions... 2. yes, no, and uhm... I knit one sock on two pairs of socks... does that count? 3. Nope. 4. Good god no! less financially independant than ever. 5. eh... I think it was bad for both them and me this year. 6. I got a driving tour of Providence the week before new years! "And the Requisites...": nope, yup, nope, no way, eh..., eeh gawd no, uhmm... no?, no how, absolutely not, and ... maybe? Who knows.

I did, despite what the resounding number of "no's" up there might suggest, get a few things done that weren't even on the list: I got my website up, I got my Etsy account up, I showed work in a number of shows, etc. All of which I feel great about!

SO! That, in the smallest of nutshells, was 2008. Onward and Upward!

II. Happy Blogiversary!

My blog is one year old this month! (They grow so fast...) So, 41 posts later, I'm still here- going strong. Yay continuity! I demand birthday presents and cards from all.

III. 2009: it's gonna be fine...

This year I'm going to try to chill out. (Not doing so well so far, I know...) My new mantra is "it's gonna be fine." Stuck in Northampton for new years when you're supposed to be at Make Yr Break in Philly? It's gonna be fine. Internet hasn't worked for 5 days and the verizon people are driving you up a freaking wall? Really, it's gonna be fine. EMS threatening to turn your ambulance bill over to a collection agency? No, seriously, it's gonna be fine.

Therefore, in the spirit of a general chilling out I'm not making any concrete resolutions in the hope that, for an entire year, I can refrain from Keeping Score. It's not about your score... it's about how much fun your having, right? Kind of a whole... redefinition of success. I mean, there are definitely things that I want to do... things to make, places to go, money to apply for... but I'm just going to dive in and keep trudging through instead of only getting things done because they're things I think I'm "supposed" to get done. We'll see how that all goes and if there is any shift in my general state of uptighted-ness.

Happy 2009, everyone!


Jess said...

Um I definitely accomplished watching all 7 seasons of Buffy this year, too. I am always a late-comer fan of awesome things!

p.s. It's Jessica from MICA/fibers. Lurkity lurk!

Erin! said...

Not only is "it" going to be fine, but "you" are fine. Damn, girl!

Okay, maybe that statement was embarrassing for both of us. I blame it on being up ass-early to go to the airport. Text you when I get to the States!