There aren’t enough hours in a day. There aren’t enough days in a year. Every year the resolution is the same, to make better use of the time in those days and hours, to be more efficient, more expansive, more diligent, more focused, more creative, to name just a few. But one thing that always seems to get pushed to the back burner is writing. While it doesn’t always come easy for me while I’m doing it, I always enjoy going back months or years later to read what I wrote (and resist the temptation to edit, or comment on my own posts). Most days I can sit down after a long day of work and play the piano for an hour or so without too much force of will, no matter how tired I feel or how much else there is to do. So it would be nice to be able to do the same with writing. The trick is to not let one interfere with the other. Or with everything else I want to do. Because of the previously mentioned “only so many hours” thing.
These aren’t resolutions but ongoing goals:
Read books faster than I buy them
Practice more efficiently
Watch another consecutive stretch of classic Doctor Who (currently on deck is “Enemy of the World”)
Do things outside of the house on weekends
organize, organize, organize
stay in shape and keep the weight down
And that’s just some of the things I’m already doing. Let’s try to keep this blog active too, and see how long that lasts.