Thursday, November 29, 2007

Presently, I've been thinking about the future as a means of improving my past.

or (a preemtive strike against the oncoming tide of new year's resolutions.)

a recap from last year . . .Friday, January 5, 2007 . . . including progress updates.

New Year's Resolutions
Topic: Resolutions

I figure if I post these online I'll be more likely to stick to them. I'm open to suggestions anyone might have. I'll post my progress monthly.

• finish all the projects already started. FAILED

• focus on one new project at a time then finish it before starting another. FAILED

• heavily promote myself and the art. FAILED

• line up a gallery show for the fall. FAILED

• finish at least 2 paintings a month. FAILED

• improve diet. FAILED

• exercise 5 times a week. FAILED

• drop 30 lbs to go from a 27.9 bmi to 23.7, or 200 to 170 lbs. FAILED

• start a career already. FAILED

• pay down debt. SUCCEEDED

• Assess retirement savings and adjust accordingly. SUCCEEDED

• More Sabbath . . . and LOUDER. SUCCEEDED

• Return to Dagobah and complete my Jedi training with Master Yoda. FAILED

As you can see I have a lot of work to do. I'll make more progress this year if I can be more honest with myself and stick to the bloody plan already. I'm already feeling better about the whole thing. Right. Let's get started.

Friday, November 9, 2007


"Way out in the water, see it swimming." (frank black, "where is my mind")

Maybe the story of this year is one of a lack of focus.