Friday, November 18, 2011

Should have done this improvment plan a long time ago!!

I've been doing my improvement plan now for a week and its going great! I haven't bitten my nails in a week people!!! if your a nail biter, you know how hard that is!!

I have always wanted to make improvements to myself, and have attempted a variety of them over the years. Mainly weight loss stuff. One issue I think I ran across in the past was trying too much. Changing all things at once. By focusing on just a few changes and knowing what changes I want to make once I complete the ones I'm working on now, gives me a finish line for my current goals and a push to keep working so I can make it to the next one. :)

I had a good self esteem before I started my little scheme to improve myself, but now, after just a week, I feel like I could do anything! Mainly, because I can! lol We as humans always come up with excuses for why we can't reach our goals or dreams. In my philosophy class we talked about how not doing something is the same as doing something and failing. I talked to a friend about this concept and she said that's why she never raised her hand in school, because she was afraid she might be wrong and 'fail.'

People, don't be scared of failing! I love taking risks and challenging myself, I know there is a risk of failure, but I won't know if I don't try right!? As writers who want to be published I'm probably preaching to the choir; we all know there is a chance our novels won't make the cut, but what good are they as saved drafts on our computers if we just leave them that way?

Okay, I'm off my soap box now. lol I want this post to be encouraging, so please take it as such. Don't worry about failing, because even if you do fail you at least know you tried and you've eliminated one method of reaching that goal. :)

Happy weekend everyone!

Friday, November 11, 2011

My Imporove Joy Plan

New Year's is still a ways away, and that's when most people kick in their resolutions. Since I'm single again, (which is fine) my minds been thinking about all the changes I want to do with myself and how I organize things.
My car broke down a few weeks ago and it really made me look at my money situation. I am now trying to come up with the best budget and plan for saving and spending my money. So these are the types of things included in my plan.

Writing everyday is another thing. I don't do this, and that's not acceptable if I plan to be a writer! I'm still not sure the best way to track this, but I feel this is something that needs to begin to happen.

Now, this one is kind of embarrassing, so be nice, but I have always bit my nails. I got some of that polish yesterday that you put on that tastes bad and yeah, it works. This is another part of my plan. I know I will feel so proud of myself for accomplishing these goals and seeing myself improve and take charge of the things I don't like. What's the point of sitting on your butt waiting for others to make changes for you? It's not going to happen like that. If you don't like the way things are-change them!

So, since I am writing everyday now I should be posting more. Please feel free to keep me accountable!

Monday, November 7, 2011

Ch-ch-changes!

So I like dated a guy for a few weeks. It was an experience I'm glad I had. It helped me learn even more about myself! Which is always an awesome thing. I ended it because I felt there were just to many differences between our personalities that wouldn't go away.

I'm also getting to the point in the semester at school where all the big papers are starting to be talked about. I will have a 8-12 page paper due in all three of my classes. This is not something that really bothers me, except for the fact I am just now feeling like I want to work on the re-writes on my first novel. Guess that will just have to wait for Christmas break. :/