Thursday, January 15, 2009

10 things in 2009

My very super sister, Lauren, tagged me to share 10 things I want to do in 2009. Part of me wants to pick 29 things, since that's how old I'll be turning (um, eep?) and 29 things in 2009 just sounds so much cooler. But ten is definitely enough to think about -- especially when bundled with the ten spiritual and mental resolutions I hope to focus on (I'll post them later, because the list -- written by another many years ago -- has challenged me so much I really want to share it).

So: let's hear it for the numberrr ten!

01. Make 2009 the Grand Year of Correspondence. This means replying to the letters that have languished on my desk for many months, and then being prompt and zealous about writing in the future. It means keeping on top of emails and notes. Viva la letter!
02. Write 200,000 original words as part of the Get Your Words Out project. This is both maddening and exciting. I don't quite know how it will all work, but I'm eager :). Watch my fingers (try to) fly!
03. Read the masses of unread books in my to-read pile.
04. Make as many gifts by hand, or purchase homemade. I intend to haunt etsy.
05. Tell Mr. Sugar and all his unrefined cousins (among them Dextrose and Sucrose) that they're not welcome in my life except on rare occasions.
06. Invest six solid months in exploring more freelance writing opportunities. Then, we shall see.
07. Make a new and gigantic comforter for my bed.
08. Keep my bedroom tidy. For some reason, this is harder than it used to be when I was twelve.
09. Write incredibly witty and brilliant blog posts with which to amaze the world. Attempt to keep my blog updated. (Your comments at my last post will help here; thank you).
10. Smile lots and lots. Even when I don't feel like it.
What would be on your list?


  1. Number three should hve been my New Year's Resolution. There are hundreds of books I want to read. Part of the problem is that I am a slow reader so sometimes it can take 2 months to finish a book.

    Oh, and number eight should be up there as well.

  2. My equivalent to this list is here ( It's way more than 10, but some are clearly not serious...ahem #4...and some are not so much resolutions (or even decisions) as predictions.

    You have good stuff, though. I particularly like the last one.

  3. That made me laugh so much.

    I am with you in the sugar thing.

    I have to admit, I fail in this area frequently.

    I am looking forward to your witty, mind-blowing blog posts in 2009.

  4. Umm...BRILLIANT listage!
    Love it. Lovelove it.

    ...I originally thought that 'get your words out' was a Wonderfalls shout out :)

    My list?
    1.Do not cut your hair.
    2. Slow Down
    3. Do not cut your hair, cheater.
    ...Might have to work on it.


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