getting a jump on New Year’s Resolutions

January 1 comes at such an inconvenient time. There’s so much rush. Do this. Buy that. Make this. Pack that. And do it all before Christmas. etc. Then there’s that New Year’s Resolution thang. I’ve got a little monkey on my back about that. Monkey, he say, “Eee-eee-eee-eee! Hey, Susan, what were your resolutions for 2005 and did you do them? huh? (those 52 weekly reviews—ha! yeahrightsure) Also, there’s that project you wanted to be well underway by now. And? And?”

So I cast a dubious eye on all things New Years, especially resolutions. Today is the day I drive away for the Holiday. The plans for the drive up eye-five is to list what happened in two-thousand-five. To counteract that monkey jive.

So.. an early resolution for 2006: celebrate—however briefly—the things I did in 2005!

3 responses to “getting a jump on New Year’s Resolutions”

  1. Katrina

    I made just one resolution for 2005: “To take myself seriously as an actor.” I got into theatre in early 2002–but after several failed auditions, I let myself get pulled into the world of technical theatre, which allowed me to participate without the terror of auditions.

    But I had returned to theatre as an adult in order to act, so in January 2005, I decided to make it my resolution for this year to take that seriously, to pursue it, to go to auditions, to take acting classes, to read books, to do everything I could to become good enough as an actor to get cast.

    And I finally did it. I received a call this week from a director I auditioned for last week. For the first time in nearly four years, I was cast from an audition, and I will be appearing (acting and singing) in a Valentine’s weekend production next year.

    Now all I have to do is to decide what my resolution will be for 2006!

  2. Susan A. Kitchens

    Katrina, That’s absolutely great that you did that. Makes me think that the resolution list, however it is configured, should have something related to passion. Passion: do more of it. That kinda thing. The little fussy maintence of life crap, while important, is not passion. It may make room for passion, but it is not itself passion.

  3. 2020 Hindsight » I Resolve to Go with my Passion

    […] Okay… here’s my list of “as I think of it” New Year’s resolutions. In my earlier post about listing the accomplishments of the old year, I was impressed by Katrina’s 2005 resolution (see comments) to take herself seriously as an actor. She got an acting gig from an audition this year. Congrats! It struck me that a certain set of resolutions are of the drudgery self-discipline sort. Like my always trying and always failing resolution to do that damn David Allen getting things done stuff. Fooey. So this year’s resolutions have none of that crap on it. 2006: I resolve to go with my passion. […]