Tuesday, January 01, 2008

Feliz Anos Nuevos!

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a safe evening and isn't hurting too badly this morning. Maddie and I slept in a little (7:00 a.m. is sleeping in for us) but we didn't go to bed until 12:45 a.m. I know right? That's what you call pushing the envelope.

My buddy Justin came over and we went for Mexican, had a few margaritas, then came here to hang out and watch Dick Clark's special. Until we realized it was Ryan Seacrest. So we watched The Confessions Tour on DVD, then spent an hour being silly which included his awesome rendition of Molly Shannon's "Sally O'Malley" character and two Izze pomegranate sparkling juice sodas with vodka and fresh pomegranate arils. A fun time and I'm not all gross feeling today. Yay for me for deciding to stay in this New Year's Eve.

OK, I'm a resolutioner. I know lots of people aren't but I really like getting inspired and God knows I've needed some new inspiration lately. Here's my list for 2008:

1.) "I am not what happened to me, I am what I choose to become."
2.) Focus on doing what I do well well. I am over trying to recreate and reform myself into who I think I should be. I'm going to focus on just being who I am, and being that person to the best of my abilities. Mostly at work where I sometimes hold back because the ideal/perfect scenarios my head tells me must exist are, in fact, non-existent. I seldom hold back on a personal level, but there are times when I do, and I want to eradicate even that.
3.) "Stop waiting for the life I think I should have and start living the life I have." I feel so empowered. I've lived 18 months with a shitty basic cable service from Comcast because I don't really watch television. There are, however, a few shows I would like to still watch. Mostly the stuff on Bravo and that channel wasn't included on my cable tier. So I took control! I canceled that bullshit and got DirecTV! I'm rolling out SuperFab, a Wednesday Event, at my apartment tomorrow night. There is no agenda except I will DVR and watch Project Runway and Make Me A Supermodel, beginning at 8:00 p.m. Feel free to come over. Email me for directions! I want to have fun with fun people and I'm going to quit waiting for people to engage me.
4.) Stop racing time and start enjoying the ride.
5.) Keep reading more books.
6.) Keep helping people. I love tutoring, and I have recently been placed in positions to offer career counsel and mentoring for some undergraduates.
7.) Complete training in February for Intensive Mat and get both my Reformer and Mat certifications from Stott Pilates in June.
8.) Successfully get Ouisie in foal this Spring.
9.) Limit my road-running to one weekend per month.

This list might seem long, but it's all sort of interwoven. It's doable and most important, it's things I want to do. I've come to these realizations through osmosis, evolution, continued burning of my hand ... and that's the beautiful thing about living. I'm thankful for the living I've done to get to this point.

Happy New Year!

1 comment:

Amy Corndolly said...

Robby, you are an inspiration to us all! I wish I could come over and watch Project Runway with you we would have so much fun! When are you coming to NY???

Love,
Amy Corndolly