When 2014 rolled around, I didn’t make many resolutions. I tend to fail at them, first…so why set yourself up for failure. In 2013, my New Year’s resolution was to live life in moderation. I didn’t want to pick out anything specific…I was thinking all aspects of my life. I was searching for balance, and trying to sort my way through repatriation back to the US. And really, that one seemed to work out for me, so I thought I’d carry it through to 2014.
And while I didn’t have resolutions, per se, I did have a few goals that I wanted to work towards. I realized that I’d been neglecting my blog quite a bit. A lot of this was due to the move from Xanga to WordPress (even though I already hosted a travel blog on WordPress, it just seemed weird to continue my life blog outside of Xanga), along with the increase in overall STUFF that I found myself working on. So, one goal was to write more…and so far, I think I’ve accomplished that (of course, it is only February…so we’ll see how it continues). Another area was to be more active, and now most days I walk anywhere between 3-5 miles on the treadmill while working. So that’s been good too!
But, there was one goal that I never really voiced out loud. Not on my blog, not in person…it was my own little secret. A secret where, if it didn’t happen, no one would know and then I wouldn’t have really failed at it, right? Sort of a “if a tree falls in a forest and no one is there to hear it, did it make a sound” sort of philosophical questions. But…I think I’m ready to talk about it now. I feel more ready to voice my goal, and really feel accountable to it’s success. So, here it is.
I want to write a book. Now, not some academic dissertation on the tragic downfall of state-building in Iraq (been there, did that, Junior year of college), or some analysis of the most recent court case to chisel away the rights of women established in Roe v. Wade. Nope…I want to write a book that I would want to read. And that means action, suspense, romance, and probably some smut. Yes…I said it folks…smut. Tasteful smut, thankyouverymuch! I’ve started it already, and have the first few chapters finished. I’ll vanity publish, since I doubt anyone would ever actually publish it for me, but it’ll fulfill a big goal for me. I’ve been thinking about doing this for YEARS…and I finally decided to stop thinking about it and start doing it.
So…yeah, there it is. My hidden New Year’s un-resolution (since I never really made it one). But now it’s out here, and now you all know. And hopefully you’ll all help hold me accountable to actually finishing it. I’ll probably post periodic updates (though not actual content), and let you know how things are going…but if you ever want an update, don’t hesitate to ask!
Surely I can’t be alone…who else out there has a hidden desire that they’ve never voiced? Feel free to mention them in the comments…who knows, it just might propel you into doing exactly what you want!