I know it’s the season to count your blessings and soon everyone in the blogosphere will be making new year’s resolutions, but before I can make any new goals I need to assess my recent failures. I don’t know about you but there’s nothing more depressing to me than reading about someone else’s laundry list of successes. I’m all, “Good for you and blah blah blah. I suck.”
We’ve all had our share of disappointments this year and things that just didn’t happen. I’m here to say that’s OK. Let’s not beat ourselves up about it. Let’s make a list and move on. I’ll start.
2013 Adult Fails
(For some reason I find it important to qualify these as Adult fails, I have no idea why.)
NaNoWriMo– Remember when I signed up to write a novel in the month of November? I was supposed to write 50,000 words, but I quit after two LONG weeks. I only wrote 22,115 words. The silver lining is, hey, I started my novel. AND it’s not half bad. The beginning is always the hardest… except in novel-writing, I imagine editing is quite a bitch as well.
Lose Weight– BAHAHAHA. Without THE WEDDING FEAR in front of me, my response to dropping a few pounds has been, “Meh,” at best. I thought moving from Chicago to Kansas and all that stress was to blame but then I got here, and my life became simpler and I still didn’t have any motivation. Yes, I would go to the gym, but yes, I would eat what I want and what I want is sugar (and bread). All the time. Hence my failure. Insert “real women have curves” and other sentiments here to make me feel better.
Watch the entire series of Downton Abbey– A legit goal for someone who’s not working. I am desperate to jump on that train but alas everywhere I looked (Hulu Plus and Netflix) turned up dry. Will I ever see it!?!? EVER? I did watch three seasons of Melissa and Joey, and it comes highly recommended from your favorite Drama Queen.
Get a Paid Writing Gig– This is mostly due to a lack of trying. I mean, isn’t an amazing opportunity supposed to fall into my lap now that I’m all serious about writing and blogging?
Get Cast in a Show– The first half of 2013 I was gone every 3-4 weeks for something wedding related (The Sisters’ shower and bachelorette party, both of our weddings, my honeymoon, and a trip to KC to visit The Scottish). Auditioning was out of the question. Then we moved this summer and after the world’s WORST experience with a community theatre in Kansas I sort of gave up hope and counted the days til I would be in Minnesota. If you have yet to read the post about that experience, do so now, it’s a fan favorite!
Well that was grossly more depressing than I anticipated. I hope all of you feel better because I want to crawl back into bed and never come out. Looks like you’ll be forced to read my list of successes tomorrow!! 🙂
What’s one thing you wanted to accomplish this year that just didn’t happen?