New ResolutionsPosted December 31st, 2010 At 1:07 pm By Holly Grabarek
This year, kind of like Carl Lewis making time of 9.78 seconds at the 1998 US Olympic trials 100 meter sprint, has ran by me. I, laced up tight in Reeboks, look the part (athletic and semi-toned) have the lung capacity of a chain smoker. Out of breath and lagging behind but living by what Confucius said last week on Twitter, I am still in this race.
Like I said in my previous post, I like having goals and aspirations. Guidelines, if you can call them that.
My goals and aspirations for 2010 were not thought throughly and/or taken seriously enough and involved words like “Catamaran”, “Addictive” and “VISA Card”. All scribbled down in a hurry before the clock touched 12 and I took my first breath of the new year which is now almost over.
With what little of it left, I want to take the time to align myself with my inclinations and work towards being one step closer to unattainable perfection, as well as try new flavors of ice cream that I have previously avoided, utilize the bread maker I got last Christmas, get better at foreign languages, and better educate myself. So in no particular order, this is what I want to achieve in the coming year. I have decided to 7 goals, so as to not get lost.
1. Top priority, of course- Get better at my job at MTV
2. Work on my Chinese
3. Work on credit to get into a potential university
4. Read more the news/ keep up with global issues
5. Read more and search the meaning of every word I do not know and attempt at using them in everyday life
6. Work on my “small talk” in social settings. I really am very terrible.
7. Switch from Diet Coke to Soda Water. Less aspartame!
While typing all of the above, I am at the movie premier for U2′s 3D movie. I am, as always, alone. With my glass of wine (my vice at parties) and just attempted small talk, Did not turn out so well! I asked how long the movie was. The guy did not know. I said “Did you not organize this?”. Which might have made him feel slightly uncomfortable and seemed like I was questioning his professionalism. Ended with an awkward smile and me saying “I do not have a name card”. Nice guy.
I do not believe that was successful small talk. Something to work on #2011. Have to go watch the movie. See you in the future!