I know that December 23rd is supposed to be all about tying up all those hundreds of Christmas loose ends, but today my thoughts are gravitating towards 2013. The year will begin with my 45th birthday, which seems unimaginably bizarre, as that number sounds so unimaginably middle-aged.
I want to start thinking of a cool new year’s resolution. 2012’s resolution was to save all found money and then count it up at the end of the year. My goal had been to find $65, enough to pay for a night at the Oregon coast. (I think the amount will be closer to $25, so I’ll let you know next week.) 2011 had been to mail out 52 letters, which was fun, although I kind of lost momentum mid year.
I know my resolutions trend more towards fun projects than self improvement, but that’s okay.
One thing I know for sure is that 2013 brings new opportunities and new challenges. My older son will start his senior year of high school in 2013, and I know fresh writing and blogging opportunities will come my way. Hopefully, those writing gigs will pay, (I’m looking at you, Huffington Post and Katie Couric!) as I want to start monetizing the blog better.
My nephew will have his Bar Mitzvah in the fall, which will necessitate a trip to New York City. I plan on setting up some writing related meetings in conjunction with the visit.
But for today, I need to walk down to the nearby shopping boulevard and finish up my shopping. And because it’s Oregon, I’ll be wearing a raincoat and winter boots.
“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”