Happy twenty-ten. Anti-climactic at this point. As ever, I’m late which doesn’t bode well in the year to come considering I need a reset to send out my holiday cards. Many of the other blogs I subscribe to sent out their New Year’s wishes at 12:01 AM 1/1/2010. I tell you, some people are so chipper they’re downright annoying. My mental message is: oh go stub your toe or something. Or squirt catsup down the front of your sweater. I note spell check says I spelled catsup wrong. ADHD firmly engaged and having flogged this intro for all it’s worth, let’s move on shall we?
At this point I’m supposed to launch into something pithy and memorable that will inspire you to open a spreadsheet to itemize your soon to be actualized accomplishments for the year but that sounds suspiciously like too much work. Why would I try to outshine everything else you’ve already read when I can crib with and from the best of them? It’s the fourth of January and there’s plenty to pick from. Other than resolving to take a nap, I think I’ll recycle my resolutions from 2008. They’ve been hardly used at all. These were:
- Learn how to use my CAD system better.
- Learn to use Illustrator.
- Learn to work my cell phone.
- Learn how to turn on the TV and the remote for something other than volume control.
- Learn how to open the DVD player. Not wanting to subvert my efforts by over arching goals, I’d (presumably) move on to learning how to use it in 2009.
- Only post three times a week.
- Make more patterns. Sew more.
- Travel less.
Of these I’ve done the last two. I think I only took two trips by air last year. I gave up on learning to use a cell phone (had one since 2004) and bought an iphone instead (there’s a lesson there). I tried to learn to turn on the TV as recently as last week but did something that affected the word VIDEO to be permanently displayed in neon green font in the uppermost left corner of the screen. Now I’m not allowed to touch it anymore, that’s what engineers are for. Thank goodness I married one. I view the DVD player suspiciously out of the corner of one eye; it’s a lost cause. At work I keep the manual open to the right page (“Getting to know your CD player”), if it weren’t so challenging, I might use it more often and thus remember how to do it by now.
Silliness dispensed with, I do have grand plans this year! Yes indeedy! Most I don’t want to talk about yet because I have a big hump coming up and my first goal is humble; to merely survive the first half of 2010. Second, every year I resolve to start an editorial calender all official like and post topics to plan rather than whim. Still working on that but I’ve gotten as far as “Textile Tuesday”. Gee, I may have to create new categories. I also plan on putting out more products for sale. Free is killing us. That’s a long story and a future post. I’m going to get rid of more stuff. I’ve been doing pretty good at not getting more unless it’s a capital good or something.
So, what do you have on your agenda for the year? Do tell and inspire us all. I feel a fair breeze of optimism stirring ever so slightly and it’s quite intoxicating.