Well, I’ve written this inaugural 2010 post about a dozen times and to be honest … every day that I’ve encountered in January has brought something different – some things good, some things bleh and some things that have caused me much speculation.
Here are the things I’ve been thinking about:
Work – I can’t say a lot about this right now because I’m very much in deep negotiations with my brain regarding what I want to do with my professional life. And so far, my brain is equal parts wary, chicken-sh*t and weary, to be honest. I have some really great days at work, but they are far outweighed by the days where I’d rather shove a dry-erase marker into my eye.
Haiti – I’m an ex-journalist, so I usually have more than just a passing interest in what goes on in the world around me. However, there have been so many tragedies in the world, so many natural disasters, etc., I’ve only glanced at the headlines. Then I found out that a alum from my alma mater is missing and presumed dead from the rubble. He was a seminary student and both of his parents were pastors at a church in my hometown. I can’t be an observer when I “know” this kid who was only 23 or so and leaves a widow on this earth – all while doing God’s work. Are any of you donating to Haiti relief efforts? What are your thoughts on this?
Money – I still suck at saving money, I’m fresh off of Christmas though and just got done with an extended weekend vacation. As soon as the vacation part is paid off (it was a girl’s weekend and the organizer took care of all the details – I still owe her for my portion of the vacation), it’s back to building up my savings account. I’ll write more particulars later.
Resolutions – I can’t say that I don’t believe in them, because I do. I’m just trying to be quiet about it this year because I’m quietly trying to make some changes in my life and as free as I am about the details of my life, I don’t want to fail. So if you see me munching on apples obsessively, you can put the pieces together – I’m trying to control my weight and in terms of the fabric I’ve been eyeing lately – I might be trying to be more creative and spend more time in front of a sewing machine (second-hand and a gift my parents found me from an auction!) and less time in front of the TV.
I remain optimistic about the future. I had the determination to pay off my bad debt in 2009 – the world is my oyster in 2010. I still believe that I can accomplish anything that I set my mind to and can accomplish anything with hard work.
How is 2010 treating everyone out there?
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