A little something to remember...

Courage does not always roar. Sometimes courage is the quiet voice at the end of the day that says,
"I will try again tomorrow."

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Resolute Yourself

Last year, I made the following New Year's Resolutions. Let's see how I did.

1. Keep NOT smoking. Did this. I celebrated 5 years without a cigarette on November 9, 2007!!!
2. Do something artistic everyday. I generally tried, and possibly succeeded, but I doubt I did something artistic every day of last year.
3. Read the Bible. I started, fell behind, and stopped all together.
4. Be nicer to people. I tried. Some people might say I'm succeeding, while other's might not.

Now for my 2008 Resolutions:

1. Keep NOT smoking. This will always be a resolution for me.

2. Do something artistic/creative everyday. This is a good one for me. I need to exercise my creativity in a bigger and better way.

3. Be nicer to people. This includes strangers.

4. Go to the gym on a regular basis. I pay lots of money to go to the gym, and sometimes I just lose the motivation.

5. Get back to yoga. Yoga helps my inner strength and flexibility. As a dancer that's a great thing.

6. Book a Broadway show. In March, I will have been in NYC for 7 years. It's about time this happened.

7. Find a 'day job' that I can do on the side and make money.
I have lots of ideas of things I can do, but I need to just get over my fear and do them.

That's what I've got so far. I hope you have a wonderful start to 2008!


Polt said...

Well I dont know about any of the others, but congrats on the 5 year anniversary of the not smoking!!! And keep with that!!!


Icon said...

I believe that most or all of them will be easier to accomplish with a stronger love for yourself.
1. I've never smoked. My current paramour does, and while he practices good oral hygiene, I can taste the smoke nonetheless. I held the hand of my grandfather when he died of lung cancer.
2. As a dancer, as an artist, I can’t see how you can avoid this. Perhaps you’re referring to some element besides your career.
3. Try this. When someone says “How are you?” reply saying “I’m fantastic. How are you?” It’s infectious, I swear. (Contrary: No one wants to hear how poorly you might be doing.)
5. Plan to come to Aaron’s HNY retreat over Memorial Day weekend. I’ve attended twice and will be there again this year. I need more yoga, too. My practice has ceased for the holidays.
6. By “book”, do you mean perform in a broadway show?
7. Inertia is a terrible thing!
Track all of your intentions on a regular basis. Othewise they will fall by the wayside.