My 2007 New Year's Resolutions

  1. Lose 10,000 pounds. I'm not bordering on obese, I am obese. Stop being so dramatic.

  2. Lose 50 pounds. (I'm going for Nicole Richie thinness.)
    • Exercise more.
    • Eat less.

  3. Be a better blogger.
    • Update every day.
    • Answer all of my email.

  4. Read all the books I bought last year but never cracked open. (Do you all do this, too?) Among them...
    • Queen of The Oddballs by Hillary Carlip
    • Bitter is the New Black by Jen Lancaster
    • Blindness by Jose Saramago
    • A Long Way Down by Nick Hornby
    • Something Borrowed by Emily Griffin
    • The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
    • Marley & Me by John Grogan
    • Smashed by Koren Zailckas
    • Magical Thinking by Augusten Burroughs

  5. Increase productivity:
    • Work during normal working hours like everyone else. (This can be difficult for a writer.)
    • Work from someplace other than home.
    • Stop surfing the 'net for the latest celebrity gossip. (Seeing shots of Britney Spears' coochie has done nothing to enrich my life.)
    • Turn off IM during the day.
    • Stop checking my email every two minutes.

  6. Get serious about finding the love of my life:
    • Do something social every week. (This does not include going to my friends' apartments to watch TV and drink wine. I must go to NEW places and meet NEW people.)
    • Go on as many dates as possible. Not only will doing this increase my odds, but it'll provide me with loads of new material, which will help me with...
      • Number 5... I'll be more productive when writing because I'll be drawing from personal experience as opposed to making things up.
      • Number 3... I'll be a better blogger because I promise to share all the details of my bad dates with my blogging friends. (The message here to my future dates is: Treat me right, spare yourself the embarrassment.)

  7. STOP AVOIDING. This is by far one of my biggest downfalls. I avoid many things in life, from phone calls with people I'd prefer not to talk to, to filing my quarterly taxes on time. NO MORE AVOIDING. It only hurts me in the long run.
And what are your resolutions?

Happy 2007!