Resolutionary

Inspired by CafeWriting.com, option One.

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I’ve never been one to set specific goals, as I don’t think that way. I have a few milestones I wish to hit – sell my book, write for a living, be the best version of myself that I can – but I’ve never believed in nickel-and-diming my resolutions. Still, over the years, I’ve had aspirations that I’ve achieved. Here are a few.

1) Dyed my hair pink. It’s been a year now. I’m a little bored with the pink, but it will remain for another 90 days at least.
2) Been to France. Still need to spend a month writing in Paris, but at least I’ve spent time in France. Others may have left their hearts in San Francisco, mine is somewhere in Languedoc.
3) Earned a living as a writer. It’s not fiction, but yes, I’m doing this now.
4) Communicating with family. I’ve been better about this, about letter writing, but I need to expand my reach a bit.
5) Household Organization: We still haven’t painted the kitchen. But we did finally decide on a color. Progress is being made.
6) Performing on Stage: I did improv for more than a year, and then my energy changed, and I started dreading it instead of enjoying it, and I’m still on semi-permanent hiatus.
7) Cooking at home more: Ask me about the killer broccoli beef I made the other night.

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This entry is proof that the act of writing that you have nothing to write about creates something to write about.

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7 thoughts on “Resolutionary

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  2. Hello Miss Meliss,

    Thank you for making me a part of cafe writing!

    I am glad to realize that earning a living as a writer is not fiction! I loved all the resolutions, each one had a growth phase associated with it I guess.

  3. Totally awesome goals you’ve made! Even rogress is always good. And I think you’re maybe the first(?) that I came across who mentioned communication! That’s always important to any relationship–be it familial, romantic, friendship, etc.. I think communication is what writers always look at though. I wish you the best in your writing endeavors!

    Thanks for sharing! :)

  4. Thanks for the goal orientated list , it made me feel good to see that I hade quite a few goods things that I have accomplished in my life . Now for the career part! ( some help for inspiration ?,try a home decorating book.I don’t know why but it puts my brain in gear ,maybe it will work for you .

  5. I love your goals for one reason in particular – they are “earthy”! There is a sense of what you have and what you value, then a small thought of how you can carry it all with you in a neat backpack! Love it!

    Smiles and Light

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