Welcome to the year 2012. The year in which so many people believe the world is going to end or have some other global disaster changes. Some people believe that this is the year if we don't all come to peace with each other that we'll end up missing out on some cosmic transcendental energy change.
Little Lady's best friend tells us all the time that she doesn't believe the Mayans
could have predicted anything like the end of the world since they believed people were made of corn. That's right, you heard it. You are what you eat, right? Right.
However, there is the possibility that if we don't find a way for all of us to get along there will be a global change
, we'll all be glowing in the dark or melting into puddles of goo thanks to nuclear radiation. There are so many reasons that people need to learn how to accept each other for who they are and what they believe in. I strive to do this every day. If someone is jumping down my throat about their beliefs it's really hard to not yell at them to shut up and leave me alone. While I am not a very religious person in a secular way, I do have ideas about what might be next for us. After this life ends for me, I sure as hell hope I get to choose the next one because that sure would be fun. If there isn't anything else after this life.. well it was fun while I was here. Somewhat anyway.
There are so many things I refuse to discuss. Politics, for one, because I don't feel well-informed enough to do so. Religion, because I have too many things against organized religion
to follow it. I feel therefore I am. I don't feel that I accomplished much more than reading a ton of books and then not taking the time to review them here. That just means I get to read them again, much faster, and then write down all the wonderful things they make me feel. I also have a friend and coworker who is interested in doing book reviews
, so I may restart up the book reviewing blog with a whole new name and look at some point. She reads completely different sagas than I do, so you'll get to experience a whole new type of reading without having to buy the book first.
My word for 2012 is Motivation. Now, if I could just find out where I put it, I'll start doing all kinds of things I want to do this year. The top one on that list is to take more photos. To carry my camera with me at all times and just to snap whenever I happen to see something. The camera on my phone isn't bad but it isn't all that great either. The second on my list is to actually write those book reviews in a way that they are enlightening without being spoilers. Third is to seriously start exercising more. Not to lose weight, just to be more healthier and to gain more muscle. It's also to help me be more energetic because I'm also getting that 2:30 feeling at 8:30 in the morning. (Either that or I really do need to rid myself of a psychic vampire.)
Fourth is to start blogging at least once a week. Even if it's just to recap that nothing really happened or what I made for dinner, it's got to be done. I was doing the 750 words a day at 750words.com
for awhile. While I didn't have a problem doing it every day, it was finding the time to do it. I would always get distracted and end up forgetting. There's another thing for my list, be less distracted, make a list or some kind of alarm so that I do the things I want to actually accomplish. I feel better when I've put on a load of dishes or laundry and written a paragraph or two.
One of the major things I need to do, there's no getting out of it either, is to be more communicative. I am one of those people who, in general, just hates people. This doesn't include my family and friends, and there are people who are non-blood-related that I consider very close family. The problem is that even with these people I hold dearly in my black ice cold rock of a heart I don't communicate with them very often. I tend to wait for people to contact me first. Which doesn't always happen because they are busy with their lives, work, family, drama, other friends who are constantly in contact. I just don't feel I have all that much going on and talking about the same thing going on each and every day is less exciting than beating a dead horse. The people who are physically in my life... they don't read the same books. they don't have the same interests, they are more into reality television and the Kardashians
than reading the latest installment of the Hollows Saga or watching The Vampire Diaries
. I've always has a fantastical outlook on life and I have a fairly vivid imagination (if only I could get it out of my mind and onto digital paper
So here it goes 2012. Motivation Required. Read and Review
. Write a weekly post. Take more photos. Be better about Exercise
. Communicate with the people I care about even though we don't have all that much in common other than loving each other like family. I have a whole year to accomplish these items, give or take a couple of days. Let's see how well I can do it.
(Graphic created by me, Creative Commons says you can use if you give credit - ie: link back.)