Thursday, December 29, 2005

On My Honor, I Will Try...

Weekend Assignment 92: Do you Have New Year's Resolutions for 2006? If so, share one (or more, if you like).

Extra Credit: How did you do on your resolutions for 2005?

For some reason, the beginning of the Girl Scout (Boy Scout?) oath comes to mind. I have a few resolutions this year. Actually, I have five of them:
  1. The perennial one, of course, is to lose weight. I really need to do that this year, and I need to get back on track with the exercise as well. But that's a boring and depressing subject, so let's move on.
  2. my Heirs printoutI will update my query and cover letters, and keep submitting Heirs of Mâvarin to publishers and agents until I sell it. If I run out of prospects, I'll prepare a Plan B.
  3. I will get Mages of Mâvarin revised, edited, and proofread, so I can sell that, too.
  4. Once 2 and 3 are done, I'll start studying for the CPA exam, unless there's a good reason not to do it.
  5. I will get more sleep.
Does any of this surprise you? I thought not.

Extra Credit:
As for last year, I had no formal resolutions, but I did have goals.
  • I wanted to lose weight. I gained it.
  • my transcriptI wanted to finish my degree at University of Phoenix with an A in the last course - I did. The transcript that arrived on 12/23/05 says that I graduated with honors in 2/05, which was the month my last class ended. I'm hoping that the arrival of this unordered transcript means that my long-delayed diploma will finally arrive soon. (First I failed to file a form, and then they lost a different form.)
  • I wanted to study for and pass the CPA exam. I think I studied for about one evening in March before getting sidetracked.
  • I wanted to get Heirs edited and sent out. I'm on page 261, and the year's not over yet.
  • I wanted to finish writing Mages. I sort of have, but it still needs a lot of work.
  • I wanted to get a job in my field, that paid more money than I was making. Bullseye.
  • I wanted to get more sleep. Ha, ha. It is to laugh.

P.S. I got a phone call just now on my Sprint phone, an automated survey on my most recent visit to the Sprint Store. On a scale of 1 to 10, with 10 being "extremely dissatisfied," I gave out a couple of 1 scores, and 2 and 3 for most of the other questions. I got to leave a voice explanation as well, and gave permission to link my responses to my specific account. Maybe somebody somewhere will notice that all was not well in Sprintland yesterday. - KFB


Carly said...

Excellent goals to be sure! And good for you on that Sprint situation. See, the karma police are always watching! Ommm...Ommmm.


julie said...

Good for you, leaving that kind of feedback.

Gabreael said...

Happy New Year!


Chris said...

congrats on graduating. That is such a great feeling to get it behind you!

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