I've gotten good at procrastinating, and we're only a month into 2015, which doesn't bode well for the rest of the year. A week ago, I was sitting in Powell's City of Books, the world's largest new and used bookstore, located in downtown Portland, Oregon. I had grand plans to write blogs, do some online research, and accomplish other business-related activities, but instead read Compendiums 1 and 2 of The Walking Dead.
While I was reading graphic novels, I did put a little thought into my goals for 2015. After all, one needs to be prepared for the zombie apocalypse. I figure that Groundhog Day is as good as any to post some 2015 resolutions, so here are ten of mine, in no particular order:
1. Read at least one book a month. I love horror fiction, so bring on the new Stephen King novel in June!
2. Tell Hayden I love to watch her fill in the blank (dance, sing, play, draw, pray, be nice to her little brother).
3. Help Caleb grow his fan base for his online comic Surreality. I love to do research, so I'll be helping him get podcast coverage, feature articles, and generally more exposure for both Surreality and a second comic he's writing, called Past Tense.
4. Attend church as regularly as my schedule allows. We're attending a new church, which is two minutes from my house, so there's no excuse to sleep in on Sunday mornings.
5. Blog at least once a month. I'm trying. It's tough to find time to write while I'm parenting two kids and teaching a roster of 60 piano and voice students.
6. Purge my house. We are rapidly running out of room in our little two bedroom Cape Cod. It's time to throw out the unused gym equipment and the baby swing.
7. Eat better. Taco Tuesday at El Burrito Loco has become Taco Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Time to do some home cooking.
8. Read the Bible. I'm not going to try for a number of days, a length of time, a plan to read the whole thing in a year. I simply need to open it up and get back in it.
9. Get control of my money. Budget and live within my means.
10. Spend more time with Lincoln, Hayden, and Caleb. Not in front of the TV.
This is probably the first time I've made resolutions that don't include losing an incredible amount of weight. Instead, I'm going with healthy eating. I find that I'm trying to make goals that are attainable instead of impossible.
Back to Katy Perry and that Super Bowl Half Time show for a minute. Caleb loves to tell the story of the time he danced with Katy back in 2000. She was sixteen year old Katy Hudson back then and had a deal with a small Christian record label. My band and every other Christian artist were down in Nashville for the annual Gospel Music Association convention, and our label threw a party at San Antonio Taco. Katy wandered in, heard the salsa band, and motioned to Caleb and our audio guy that she wanted to dance.
Little did Caleb know that he was hanging out with a girl who would one day ride a large metal tiger onto the Super Bowl 49 field wearing a beach ball outfit.
You just never know who you might be dancing with.
What are some of your New Year's/Groundhog Day resolutions?
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