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Obligatory Resolutions 2013

1 Jan

I know. I know, another list of resolutions. You don’t have to read this. If you don’t give a shit, than don’t read. I know I wouldn’t, so no hard feelings.

I’ll preface this by saying; the odds of me starting all of my resolutions are 100%. The odds of me sticking to them are hovering around 10%. I am no different than any of you.

1.    Running- And Sticking to it

I like to consider myself a runner. But like most if not all of my resolutions, I have a hard time sticking to my running regime. I am good usually for like a solid two or three months. I get really intense, and really into it. Speed runs, and intervals twice a week. Long runs, up to 15 miles, on the weekends, and usually a couple lazy, easy runs mixed in there. But something always comes up, distracts me, and gets me off track. And let me just say, once you get off track from a nice running regime its hard to get back on.

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My big goal was to run a half marathon this spring. I was training pretty hard through the fall. And then I got distracted. Finals, finishing up undergrad, all became higher priorities. I have a plan to pick it all back up next week, but it is daunting as hell when I’ve been on a running vacation for the past two weeks. Oh well, here’s to half-marathon 2013!

2.    Reading- Like a Book a Week or Something

So, I haven’t fully hashed this one out. But I have already been off to a good start. Not that I can really base anything off this past week. I have been set up on my parent’s couch for the holiday with no responsibilities that has given me plenty of opportunity to read uninterrupted. I have however read three full books this week. Not a bad start if I do say so myself.

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I  have also joined three book clubs in New Orleans, hoping that they will keep me motivated to read some good books.

http://www.meetup.com/nolabc/

http://www.meetup.com/NOLA-boozenbooks/

http://www.maplestreetbookshop.com/pages/view/279/279/

I kind of wished more of these book groups were more female/feminist centered. Or that at least one of them was. Maybe I will start my own, but that feels like a lot of work. So I doubt I will. I can read on my own- maybe.

3.    Eat Less Junk Food

Haha. Hahahaha. Ha. Ha. Ha. I should just take this ridiculous bullshit off right now. My pizza and wine tastes far too good as I am writing this to even consider giving it up.

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4.    Staying Informed and Shit

My boyfriend complains that he spends too much time online reading articles. This in turn makes me feel like shit for spending too much time online- not reading articles. Facebook, Pinterest, Goodreads, etc. These soul sucking social media outlets take up far too much of my time. The internet really is a great place to learn and share information, its such a shame that I squander so much time on relative crap. So for this year I plan to read scholarly articles, subscribe to blogs and news outlets, and just in general keep myself up-to-date and a better-informed feminist. Here’s to hoping…

5.    Write a Blog

Look at me. Ahead of my game! Well, lets just see if I can keep this up.

6.    Figure Out What I am Doing with My Life

I think all of the above-mentioned numbers on this list will ultimately help me figure this one out. I can’t promise that this one will get accomplished, but in my pursuit of this goal I just hope to continue being happy and experiencing life in every possible way that I can.

My life is still relatively early formed. I am young. I entirely expect to live well into my 90’s, if not 100’s. So I am not in any rush to commit to one singular career. And honestly, I think that realizing this one thing has brought me closer to figuring out who I am and what I WANT to do with my life than anything else could have.

I plan on spending this next year exploring, eating, living, smelling, breathing, loving and hating life as much as I can. I have wonderful friends and people I love, and I live in an amazing city. I might not end the year with a career, but I will end it one step closer to knowing myself. That much I am sure of.

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