Much Better Than Resolving to Floss

My new year’s resolution is to acquire more hours in the day. Miraculously. Once I have those hours, this is what I’ll do:

-Finish the novel I’m working on
-Finish the short story that’s been rattling around in my brain for years
-Spend more time trying to get nonfiction published
-Try to get an agent
-Try to get short stories published
-Take Grub Street classes/seminars
-Go to writing groups
-Post in this blog more often
-Cook more often and try making things I’ve never made before
-Read more nonfiction, since I mostly read fiction- in particular, I’d like to read more about religion, international relations, and economics.
-Watch more educational TV
-Go running more often
-Go swimming more often
-Go to classes at my gym (like spinning and yoga)
-Explore more of Boston (and Somerville/Cambridge—I’m still learning the geography!)
Donate platelets once a month
-Volunteer on a regular basis
-Try bars and restaurants I’ve been meaning to try
-Learn more about designing web sites
-Watch more movies
-Watch more TV on DVD
-Go to more events like concerts and plays
-Improve my Spanish
-Find ways to meet more new people
-Get eight hours of sleep a night

Yeah. So I’ve kind of fallen behind on all of these things. It’s quite unfortunate. There’s so much I want to do that I feel like I don’t have time for. Maybe I just need to learn how to manage my time better, or maybe it’s just because I’ve been busy at work lately, but I feel like I haven’t done anything I’ve been wanting to do over the last year. So therefore, I’m moving on to Plan B: more hours in the day.

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