ROW80 Post #1
Yes, it is the birth of a new year. A new era. A new Darlene. I made 0.0 resolutions this year. They don’t work for me. Resolutions are my way of cementing failure. I never fail at failure.
This year I have goals. Small attainable goals that I will achieve. I call it a 2012 Bucket List.
I checked one off the list today. I went skiing for the first time ever today.
I skied down a small hill today several times and I only fell once.
*NOTE* standing up in skis is very difficult. So try your best not to fall – all you newbies out there. When I walked in the boots I felt like my shins were going to be severed in half. But I smiled and laughed as I walked around the grounds of Blue Mountain Ski Lodge with seven-year olds that were pointing and laughing. I know they were.
My crew abandoned me after lunch. They were ready to hit the actual slopes. I was not ready. I almost said screw it and went to the “real slopes” despite my fear. But that fear was real and I could taste it. The instructor smelled it and called me on it.
So.. after lunch the crew went to the slopes and I headed back to the “learning slope” to get a few more lessons in. There were too many kids. When I was on the hill earlier I almost smashed into some kid standing at the bottom of the hill. So when I was back at the hill this time around, panic set in. My anxiety swept over me like a broom over a dust bunny. I actually stood at the bottom of the hill like a tool staring at all the kids and parents skiing down the hill. No one noticed me standing there. But I noticed me standing there. I picked my skis up, walked over to the lockers and sat in the corner by the light pole people watching.
I looked down and saw a tiny, black spider and smiled. I like spiders. He seemed to be in a big unfamiliar world, too. I smiled at him, said my hellos and continued to watch all the kiddies and their parents ski and snowboard.
So I reflected on my day and my ROW80 goals as I sat there with my new eight legged friend. I did ski for over an hour, so I checked that off of my list. True, I did not glide gracefully down the mountain. I wanted to. I wanted to love skiing. I am going to go back. I do not give up.
For the first round of ROW 80 I am keeping it simple. Tax season is here so that means fewer hours in my day. But that is okay because less hours means more money.
First Round Goals
- Edit first draft of NaNoWriMo novel.
- Finish outline on WIP2.
- 2 – 3 posts a week on blogs.
- Read screenwriting book.
- Back To The Gym.
That’s it for now! Happy New Year everyone. Looking forward to getting to know new ROWers and catching up with familiar faces.