Happy New Year. In February.

Happy New Year. In February.

So I’ve spent roughly the last month thinking about the New Year and its inevitable draw to set goals. I know these things are usually considered before the New Year so as to get a head start on accomplishing said goals, but we all know I’m not that kind of an overachiever.

Instead I’ve been lurking around the internet, wondering about what all of you are saying about the New Year, in hopes of drawing inspiration.

I loved the honesty of Beth Grigg making a Wild-Ass Guess Regarding 2008; Sarcastic Mom wants to lose Kevin and Leroy, the two rolls of back fat that have attached themselves to her (seriously, follow the link – there is a slightly disturbing, yet familiar picture of Kevin and Leroy. I think their close relatives have camped out on my body where my ass meets my thigh); Wicked Weaving’s aims, or attainable goals sounded a little less threatening than “resolutions.”

One that really stuck out to me though, is Mommy-Come-Lately’s “word” for 2008. Rather than choosing specific goals, she basically chooses a theme for the year. For instance, her theme for 2006 was “gratitude,” last year’s was “simplify,” and this year’s is “content,” as in being satisfied.

I thought this was a brilliant idea, and borrowed it for myself. You can read about my theme for the year on my updated About Page. Yes, I created a new About Page. Why? Well, you’ll just have to read it to find out.

Considering this year’s theme (seriously, go read about it), I believe 2008 will be a year in which I set the stage for my future writing career by brainstorming, collaborating, and networking with other writers. I hope to be a regular contributer to other web sites, and will look into submitting my essays into some print mediums. It’s difficult to set specific goals of who and how many since I really have no clue. The point is, I want to challenge myself outside of The Pile.

So there you have it. My very own wild-ass guesses.

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