If you’re reading this the good news is the world didn’t end on 12-21-12. When I heard about the Mayan calendar ending this year, I wondered how many times in the history of the world prophets have foretold of its end. I began watching a series about the apocalypse. After a few minutes of viewing, I turned it off. We won’t go into the questionable science they used; because I remember in the seventy’s when we were headed for an ice age. By the ninety’s, we were all going to burn up with global warming. Then there was the time when all the planets lined up and we were supposed to go crashing into the center of the galaxy. Seriously?
My channel changing is also linked to the reason I don’t enjoy movies that portray the future in tones of gray.
I can’t believe that things will turn to garbage and we will all live in a dark colorless world.
Yes, yes I confess…I’m a trekkie. I have higher hopes for our future. There are new frontiers out there to be explored. New things to be invented and discoveries to be made. I hold out hope for peace (no one prays harder for peace more than a soldier’s mother). I just know there will come a point when sanity will take root and people will figure out peace is a much better idea.
So here are my New Year’s Resolutions. None of which will bring about world peace, or scientific breakthroughs. But they will—hopefully—make me more productive.
- I’m going to make time to take time. I timed it and it takes an average of ten minutes to read a blog and comment. I want to support my fellow bloggers and learn what I can from them.
- I’m going to start writing every single day no matter what. And no, I’m not going to grocery lists this year.
- I’m going to keep track on my trusty calendar of how many pages I write, revise, and otherwise put to computer.
- I’m going to send out my stuff. I’m going to do my best to find an agent this year. Which will probably lead to some mental health issues. But that comes with writing.
- I’m going to broaden my horizons. I’ve discovered a new love of science, math, and history.
I would have come up with eight more resolutions to keep pace with the year, but there’s no possible way I could keep track of all thirteen. So I’m going to concentrate on these five.
What are your plans for 2013?