Carrie Dorough (czarina_carrie) wrote,
Carrie Dorough

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2003 Goals

Happy New Year!

(Nikky, thanks for the wonderful new icon! I've got to use it right now!)

Here they are, my 2003 goals ... I refuse to call them "resolutions." There are some 'do mores,' some 'do lesses' and some 'keep doings.' Seems like self-improvement always comes from a little less of this, a little more of that and hopefully some maintenance of the status quo.

Anyway, here are a few:

Write more. (Try more fic, write more emails and write more in this journal or some other journal.)

Read more. (Be more well-read. Read something different. Finish reading more books ... not just magazine articles.)

Smile more. (Life's too short to be too serious.)

Love more. (Don't be afraid to show your feelings when it's appropriate.)

Keep running. (Don't give up when it gets too hard ... or too easy.)

Keep learning. (Even when the degree is done, don't stop studying.)

Keep working out. (Lifting is good ... maybe Pilates is next! This is aside from the whole running thing.)

Tan less. (This is the only skin I'll ever have, regardless of how tough it is.)

'Party' less. (When it comes to drugs and alcohol, that is ... not when it comes to dancing!)

Eat less carbohydrates. (Okay, it may seem like a trend, but I'm starting to believe it's the truth.)

Cuss less. (No, I'm not all that bad, but I could be better. It's ridiculous listening to all these beautiful 20-somethings sound so ghetto.)

I could go on and on, but this is a start. I'm thinking of investing in a Pilates machine, I'm going to try to eliminate the "f" word from my vocabulary for the rest of the week, and I just starting reading Dr. Atkins' Age-Defying Diet Revolution. (When I'm Mistress Marilyn's age, I want to be as young as she obviously is.)

Hopefully these goals will make me a somewhat better person, not just a better looking or feeling one. I guess I'm into the practical side of things, as opposed to the "be a nicer person" type of strategy. If you take better care of yourself, you're bound to be a more useful human being. And after all, you have to love yourself before you can love anyone else. (This does not automatically translate into being selfish, which I definitely do not believe I am.)

So, on with 2003! I think I'm ready.
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