Monday, October 1, 2012

October Resolutions

I can’t believe September is already gone.  It seems like just yesterday that August was passing us by.  I’m excited for the cooler temperatures, turtle neck shirts, hot tea and colorful leaves, but man, is this year going by fast.  Before October is all gone, there are all sorts of things I need to do, so to keep myself accountable, I’ll post it here for you guys to read.  Maybe it’ll even inspire you to make your own resolutions. 


Do at least ten minutes of yoga every night

 I love how yoga makes me feel, and I know it’s good for me to stretch and build my muscles.  I’m proud of myself when I make the time for it, but some nights I really don’t feel like it.  Whether it’s because it’s late or because I really just want to read a book instead, yoga is often the thing that gets pushed aside in my evenings.  I’m hoping that by making myself accountable on my blog, I’ll get back in the habit.  

Finish reading all of these books

Oh my land, do I have a lot of books that I need to read.  Not just in general, but books that I have sitting in my room that I just need to make a bit more time for.  Six of them are part of a manga called Library Wars, and I can usually read a volume of manga in an hour or two.  I also have to read Soul of the Fire by Terry Goodkind, which is the fifth book in the Legend of the Seeker series.  These books have slowly declined in quality to me, but I’m hoping this one can bring me back to liking the series.  Finally, I also have a pre-reading copy of a book from Lynn Austin that I need to read and review.  After that, I have a whole to-read list to choose from.  Yikes.


I’ve been told that I’m a good writer, and I would love to get a book out someday*.  However, not writing and letting myself get rusty like I have is not a good idea.  I have a story that I’m working on with my cousin, and a short story that I have in mind that needs to be written.  It’s just hard sometimes to make myself sit down and write.  Writer’s block can be a hard disease to cure, and it’s discouraging when I work hard on something only to absolutely hate it later.   All of that aside, what I need to do is write… anything, even if it’s only to keep in practice. 

*Read: When I stop procrastinating.

Start saving for college

This is one I definitely need to do.  I’m getting my first paycheck from my job with my family’s business this month, and I know it will be tempting to spend most of it on early shopping for Christmas presents for my family, any one of the four games on my wish list right now, or who knows what else.  *Sigh*  I’ll keep a bit for spending, of course, but the majority needs to go into my college fund so I can start my online classes with GCU as soon as possible.  A Bachelor’s doesn’t earn itself, unfortunately.    

This post inspired by Kelli at  Go read her awesome blog!


  1. Writing... Right that thing I'm supposed to be making a career out of ^^; you’re not the only one slacking on that part of life. But yes we both need to write looking like the sword fight is going to have to be started from scratch because I have lost the bit I had somewhere in my files...

    1. Lol. Oh yeah, that thing.
      Sad to hear that you lost that bit. Maybe it'll be even better if you start from nothing, though.

  2. Yeah I'm hoping for something like that I think I lost it in one of the moves from the laptops...

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    1. I'm a little over halfway through the second volume, and it's really good so far. It's only the third manga series I've ever read, but they are really a lot of fun.