Saturday, December 31, 2011


As befitting any situation where I make great plans, the end of 2011 saw me not being uber-productive in anticipation of 2012, but rather vomiting for several days. Unlike Bridget Jones who could claim hangover status as her reasoning, I ended up with the stomach flu (I blame every single person on my flight back to Los Angeles, including that baby—reasonable or not). Joy. BUT I am determined to find the bright side of the situation. For instance:

  1. I wanted to lose all that extra holiday weight (mission accomplished)
  2. I wanted to be able to fit into my new clothes (mission accomplished)
  3. I wanted to be well-rested going into the new year (nothing like not being able to move for three days to accomplish that one)
  4. I wanted to catch up on all the season finales stored in my DVR (check—do you know how hard it was not to be spoiled?!)
  5. The X-Files: Fight the Future was on Cinemax this morning, and normally I'd be compelled to be productive or festive instead (thankfully, I got to kick back and hear "you made me a whole person" once again—swoon)

See! Not a total loss. I am a tiny bit concerned that my body was reacting to the consideration of joining dating service right before the vomiting began, but I'm going to stick with plane cooties.

In an effort to stop focusing on the tumultuous stomach, I've started reviewing my annual New Year's Resolutions. Last year my resolutions were pretty short and were headlined by one item: "Quit job." Well, I got to check that one off the list. Oddly enough "get job" isn't on this year's list, though my year of wandering and pondering will be over at the end of April. That's not to say that my list isn't career oriented—it is. In fact, this year is one of the few years that the list does not include a single body, dating or lottery winning goal (not that those things aren't still swirling around my mind). Instead, this year focuses on specific elements of what I want to do: projects I want to pursue, people with whom I want to work and writing opportunities I wish to pursue.

My success rate with these things is mixed, but in an effort to guarantee success, I succumbed to the vision board encouragements of a friend. In fact, she led a vision boarding activity just before the holidays. My board is a bit sparse. That's either because my vision is limited, or my goals are focused (let's go with that last one). What did make me laugh was the section of the board dedicated to projecting how people see you. My board has words like "smart," "fascinating," "genius," and "powerful," instead of words/images like "sexy" or "desirable" in any possible connotation. We may have narrowed down why I never date.

As you all dive headlong into 2012, did you make any resolutions? What is your normal success rate?

Happy New Year!


Carey Hagan said...

I live in an area in which everyone takes themselves way too seriously: I was on the treadmill at the gym and the guy next to me had a typed, that-day-specific workout in which he had checked off parts of his lil workout syllabus. He made several calls on his smartphone, checked his FB status, and sneezed on me without apologizing. He's made NYRs, I'll bet. This is why I'm giving up on all that. It's too agenda-like.

Kate, Dating in LA said...

LOL!! I am one of those people who needs a list to get things done, but that guy is taking things way too far. And I hope you kicked him for the sneeze!