I’m not sure why, but tonight is the night I’m turning things around. I considered 2009 a bit of a disastrous year. I felt like I was losing myself. Everything I had prided myself on was slipping. But for the past few days, I feel like I’ve been emerging, and tonight might be the night to jump start myself.
I’m not really one of those people that thinks the new year marks anything very important. But my rejuvenation seems to be aligning quite nicely with the end of the old and start of the new. And I’m hopeful that 2010 will be a good year. And it feels good to be hopeful again. Perhaps my stars are aligning. Quick Google search, my horoscope for the day:
Set your craziest, wildest ideas free to roam — they are sure to find fertile fields! Speak up early and don’t be shy if people start to look at you funny, as that is all part of the plan. – From Astrology.com
I only partly buy into it. Ha. But a lot of people do believe that the new year is an important day. A once-upon-a-time good friend told me that how you spend new years eve reflects how the rest of your year will be. Last year, I had a really nice night at home watching Groundhog Day by myself eating popcorn and drinking champagne. I enjoyed it, but perhaps this is what put me into a funk for the rest of the year: preferring to spend my time with fictional TV characters rather than real people; staying comfortable rather than trying new things. But not this new years eve. I’ll be social if not a little afraid of going to the bar without some reliable friend-anchor, but I know I’ll manage and it’ll be a good time.
But more on my good night tonight. Patting myself on the back for:
- Starting this blog
- Posting on womenonscreen.com and the Gray Suite
- Posting on craigslist to get rid of some of my stuff including photos
- Downloading some excellent music
- Writing a couple of book reviews at GoodReads (find me!)
- Brainstorming a crazy feminist art project
Still needs to be completed tonight:
- Make lunch
- Sketch ideas for SmashingMag’s January calendar
- Gather school photos for work
To be completed tomorrow:
- Smashing mag calendar (all 10 variations)
- Create Facebook portrait group
- Sign-up on Etsy
My work is never done. And I like that.