Thursday, January 1, 2009

Happy New Year!

Hey, Everyone!
As a step in the direction of forcing myself to write on something resembling a regular basis, which, you may have guessed is one of my resolutions, I have decided to contaminate the web by committing electrons to passing along my psychosis in the form of this shiny, new blog.

Not being tragically lazy, or deluded enough to believe myself anything close to perfect, I am forced to sit down and reflect upon the past year and start the new one in as self-destructive a manner as I can think of, namely: New Years Resolutions.

Join me, won't you, in naming the things I will regret not having accomplished in 365. *grin*

1) Draw Comics!
I am an aspiring comic book artist. I've let other people, and my own insecurities ( I don't have issues, I have subscriptions), get in the way of me accomplishing this goal for far too long. 2009 is going to be the year I start taking matters into my own hands and just draw some damn books.

2) Stand Up For Myself.
Less a matter of actually being able to confront people, more of me needing to learn to pay attention to what I need and just go after it. Being too much of a nice guy makes one a doormat. Being a doormat for too long makes one cynical and spiteful. I spent a lot of my free time in my life making other people feel good about themselves and letting my life go to shit. That needs to end. I like making people happy, but I think that will be easier to achieve and feel good about if I'm happy myself. Logical, right? Downright obvious and I might be slightly nonfunctional in the brain department? True, true.

3) Write.
No, I don't believe the ramblings of crazy people ( ie: me) will lead to the next great, American novel, but I enjoy writing and it's something I would like to get back to. Yes, I know anyone reading this will notice, at best, a tenuous grasp of grammar, spelling, and punctuation, but I don't care. Whether or not anyone will get the chance to read it, that is a whole 'nother can of worms. You know, other than this blog, of course.

4) Lose Weight. (This one is a prerequisite for even making a New Years list, isn't it?)
Yes, I am on the chubby side of the fence. No, I'm not as doughy as I was before (lost about 40 pounds in the last 3 or 4 months. It's still on my list, though. Weight loss is a continuing goal, so, I guess, I'll just continue to aim for it.

5) Learn To Play Guitar.
I love to learn new things and try to make it a point to concentrate on one new thing a year. I've wanted to play guitar for years and I think this would be a fun one for me to aim for in '09. Plus, then I could annoy people by singing oddly-disturbing songs for them at inopportune times! Bonus!

6) Be More Organized.
I think the organizational skills I've tried to foster over the last year have started to take and I think keeping things in perspective, setting goals, making plans and following through will (duh) really help me to get my life on track.

It may not be the most interesting list, but it's mine. I'll try to be something like entertaining in the future. I hope everyone out there in internet land had a great New Years and achieves all that they set out to in '09.

Hugs then Restraining Orders,
Anthony Harris

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