“It was not in her nature to stop short at half-measures, not to pause when once she had fixed her purpose. If she ever trembled on looking forward to the utter ruin she was about to encounter, her second emotion was to despise herself for such pusillanimity, and to be roused to renewed energy.” – Mary Shelley
For the last few months, I’ve been putting together a chaotic version of a bullet journal, and in that bullet journal, I have a shit ton of habit trackers. So for this year’s first blog post, I figured I would share some of my goals and resolutions for 2019, so that all of you can laugh and point at me when I don’t stick with each one. And if you get to feeling guilty or ashamed for mocking me when I quit, trust me, I’ll gladly return the favor.
I had a very serious conversation with the spirit and divine worlds about what I should work on this year and they were pretty clear that my spiritual life is in order and they’re still not going to give me the ability to throw fireballs from the palms of my hands. So we all agreed that I really needed to get my physical and mental health in order, as well as put my financial life on the front burner even if I’m going to leave it on low.
Now if you’ve ever dated me, then you know that my daughter and granddaughter are more terrifying than clowns in sewers. So when they both insisted that I quit smoking cigarettes….permanently this time, I put some thought into refusing them, but then I decided that this would work in all three categories, my physical health would be better, that’s six bucks that I’m not spending every other day, and I will be forced to use healthier relaxation techniques. So I will be working on being a full on non-smoker by the end of the year.
Although I will never be able to get rid of this funny bubble of flesh from my four hernia repairs, I can get into shape. So I will also be working on my weight and more important than my weight, my flexibility.
I have signed up for the Goodreads reading contract, promising to read twenty books this year, although I haven’t chosen which ones yet, so if you have any recommendations, send them my way. I am fortunate that most of the people that I know are rabid readers, so they frequently make recommendations for books that might pique my interest.
And finally, I have promised myself to tithe myself, putting ten percent of everything that I make, whether from this business or from my Muggle job, into my savings account, since I’ve had the account for about six years and it’s remained at a balance of $5.00 the entire time.
These are only the top resolutions on my list, I have about sixty resolutions in all, and I have allowed myself to be flexible in what I don’t accomplish. I have enlisted my loved ones in encouraging and reminding me to stick with it, because we all know that we get more shit done when we have a good support system.
So what sort of resolutions have you made for this year? Have you set up a support system for success? Will you be incorporating mystical work into your resolutions and goals?