Is pretty, no? If you like the change and find it more aesthetically pleasing, you can thank this lovely lady. Every time I would click to her blog from here, it was always like ahhh, so bright and pretty. Then I’d get back to my page and it was like crawling into a dark hole. I still need to tweak it because something about this looks plain to me…but for now I’m satisfied with the improved readability. It’s a good place to start, anyway.
So, 2011. I rang it in sitting at my desk immersed in research papers from the Fall 2010 semester. I finally finished them all on Tuesday, and so I’m just now beginning to feel the lifting of a heavy mental burden that started in early November. So, hey, it may be six days in, but HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ME!
I made a sacred vow to myself that I will never do that to myself again, as the last four days of my short break seriously sucked butt.
And speaking of resolutions, I know it’s hip and cool to say that I don’t believe in resolutions, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit that I need to make some real changes. And there is no time like the present.
First, I really enjoyed the nearly daily habit of writing here in December. I’m finding that I’m craving this writing outlet, and I intend to be more diligent about developing my writing more. I hope that means good things for One Lucky Girl, and I hope the six of you who’ve stuck around over the past few years enjoy the changes I plan to make.
More importantly, I’m going to make a concerted effort to pay attention to my thought-habits. You know how there’s a mental space in your head that you tend to settle into? I’ve noticed that as soon as I’m put under a little bit of pressure, my thoughts just go to a pretty negative place. I have always had a tendancy to be hard on myself in all the wrong ways, and then too easy on myself in all the other wrong ways. It makes for a bad combo, but lately it has been different. So, I’m going to be more aware of where I’m dwelling in my own head.
This last resolution, though, is the one I’m the most challenged and inspired by. I have made a committment to BADASSERY in 2011. I’m still mulling over what BADASSSERY is going to mean for me specifically… but once I get an idea, I’ll be sure to let you know.
So happy 2011, folks! I’ll see you around.