I've already set writing goals. But what of personal ones? I decided to do a Body, Heart, and Mind theme this year, as I think the goal of any new year or new phase in life should be to improve one's spirit. to achieve some sort of growth
I resolve to end the fakery in my life. I will not be forced into situations where I must be surrounded by people who clearly don't give a shit about me and vice versa. I mean really, why sugar-coat it? It's neither good nor healthy for one's emotions to grit one's teeth and swallow the shit other people are shoveling simply because they think that's all there is to eat. Nor is it acceptable to be expected to abide by someone else's idea of happiness when clearly NO ONE is happy. I will also not allow myself to be shoe-horned into someone else's mundane and dusty traditions. In fact, I intend to reboot my own Tradition Machine every two to three years, because I think traditions are like nooses the creatively challenged use to choke the fun and variety out of life. We get one trip on this planet in this body and with this mind. WHY must we spend it wearing blinders and rictus grins? Excusing the people who piss on our legs by saying we were cold and needed the extra warmth? Enough already. If I'm going to have a better heart, it has to start from a place of honesty.
I will love myself. I will relish my authentic emotions. I will feel no shame over who I am, what I look like, or how I feel.
And with that, bring on 2011, bitches.