Wednesday, January 1, 2014

New Year's Resolutions 2014

Yep, I'm definitely one of those people. Every year, I make resolutions and every year, I stick to them! I fucking love lists of goals and I fucking love New Year's Resolutions. I know some people aren't into them, and that's cool. For me, I think it has to do with New Year's beginning the month of my birth. January is a very spiritual time for me and I spend most of the month reflecting on friendships and my life, where I've been and where I want to go. So here I am, at it again!

I really feel like the only resolution I need is GET YOUR SHIT TOGETHER! Because, you know, yesterday. Like, everyone on Facebook is all happy crappy about how great this year will be, and I already feel like a fucking failure. But the truth about cats and dogs is that place wasn't a right fit and there is somewhere that someone will appreciate me, I just know it! So, I have to keep on keeping on. And since really, all these resolutions are pieces of getting my shit together, here they are:

1. Finish (ish) your 101 Things to do in 1001 Days and start another! (This'll be the fourth, I think!)

2. Run that damn marathon, run in the 2014 Gay Games, run the Akron Marathon.

3. Do other things besides running, and be more consistent. Like maybe fix your damn bike and go on bike rides. Also, remember yoga? Yeah, fucking do that.

4. Go out dancing with Kendra more often. (And mom!)

5. Get to the West Coast to meet this fucker and to see Bryan!

6. Get your passport renewed if you have to put $3 a week away for the entire damn year to get it done. It's been six years with your new name, it's time to really settle into your identity.

7. Try Whole 30 or paleo shit or some other life-altering diet thing because, why the fuck not? Maybe you'll fucking like it.

8. Figure out what you want to do with your photography and then fucking do it! In fact, keep up with all the other fucking art projects you have around the house. It's time to get your artistic shit together so these aren't fucking monkeys on your back any more!

9. Also with this blog, get back into it. You love it, so don't let life bring you down in regards to this, because fuck that shit, this blog is fun as hell!

10. Be good to yourself, but remember to be good to others. You're striving for that balance in your life and I know you're working hard at it. Remember that your standards are not too high and that you are deserving of what you want. But remember also to go easy on others and try to understand them better. Remember to give that love to the people you want to give it to and not be selfish about it. If you end up hurt because you really put all your kindness and generosity out there, then that's ok. Life is better when you're giving, and you know that.


  1. I can relate to this! I'm a January baby, too, so this month is usually the time I reflect on what I've accomplished in the last year, so I usually spend it feeling like a failure. I also love resolutions and make them every year!


    1. Hooray for January babies! When is yours?

    2. The 21! Our birthdays are the reverse of each other! I'll be running a marathon on your birthday!

  2. I use DO IT FUCKER often in my thought processes too. So very often. Love your lists, making lists, and accomplishing the fuck out of them too. I love that you actually follow-up on them and accomplish them which we don't often see people do, especially in blogging. And January is really the best month ever for productivity. Happy early b-day to you and good luck on your lists. I'm currently scribing some more epic ones, too! So many, many...

    1. Thanks girl! I think some people who are surprised by my foul-mouthed bossiness don't understand that I talk to myself that way too! Also, you're right...I often see lists made and then no follow up. BOO! Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  3. I'm bad at lists, but I love making them and reading them.And I want to run the Akron marathon some day- I think. I remember watching it on YouTUBE and it being a rolling course. I'm not a fan of rolling courses. Eh, maybe I'll still do it just to say I did. I love races in the Midwest better. They are way less crowded and I love all the trees! I also think it's good that you want to try other things besides running, but I hope you never give up running! ;) -Jess L

    1. Akron is DEFINITELY a rolling course! They've redone the course several times, but it's still impossible to avoid all the hills. I would love for you to come out and do it! That would be so fun!

      I definitely don't want to give up running. I've found something I really enjoy, and so I want to stick with it!