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what i’m writing these days: looking forward

31 December 2008

the second half of the last post is this.  there is so much to write about, think about, contemplate, ruminate, cogitate…

but it’s been a little over a week since i’ve finished with school, and i haven’t quite felt like i’ve had a proper vacation yet. paper-writing vacation, yes. more time with people – friends, family, charming boy – yes, thankfully. but mental vacation, where my brain gets to unfold its legs from the cramped year-long flight and roam up and down the cabin – no.

new years eve, i feel, is the perfect time for that to start. post-christmas, post-family goings-on, post-work (sort of), post-post; these are the things i’m thinking/writing about these days – mainly because the hardest question to answer is ‘what do you want’? will i answer all these questions? doubtful. these things take prayer, thoughtfulness, adaptability as other things in the year take rightful priority.

but i’m a big proponent of intentionality, because then at least your life isn’t one big blur of regret and grey. also? i looooooove making lists and resolutions, so naturally this is my favorite time of year.

One thing I will learn:

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One place I will go:

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One physical habit I will break:

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One physical habit I will cultivate:

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One mental habit I will break:

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One mental habit I will cultivate:

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One relationship I’ll repair:

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One home repair I’ll finally get around to:

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One work habit I will change:

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One thing I’ll throw out:

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A second thing I’ll throw out:

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One thing I’ll eat more often:

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One thing I’ll eat less:

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One thing I’ll drink more:

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One thing I’ll drink less:

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One overdue e-mail I’ll send, or overdue phone call I’ll make:

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One resentment I’ll get over:

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One person I’ll treat more respectfully:

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One thing I’ll spend less money on:

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One other change I’ll make in my finances:

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One thing I’ll spend less time doing:

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And a thing I’ll spend more time doing:

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One resolution I’ve made before but will honor this time because I really do believe that with a little effort life can be better:

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happy new years.   as the spiritual guru adam duritz of the counting crows says, it’s been a long december, and there’s reason to believe maybe this year will be better than the last.   wink.

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