Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Life's Little Lessons: Plan for the New Year before New Year's

Dearest Devotees,

So every year, I get totally caught up (always a little late) in the loveable chaos that is the Christmas season and in the midst of preparing and enjoying Christmas and the days after I soon forget that the next holiday signifies the start of a new year in my life. I mean I know its New Year's Day but somehow I forget its significance and therefore forget to prepare myself appropriately by making my New Year's resolution ahead of time. What usually happens then is that on New Year's Day, just after midnight I realise this and think up something to do quickly, something that is usually completely forgotten by mid-February. But now I say ``Never again!" . As of this minute, I am proud to say I have made my New Year's resolution (or resolutions) and even begun to plan and prepare for it. And I encourage you to do the same. I honestly believe that if you put a lot of thought and preparation into your New Year's resolution that it you will be able to actually stick to it (or at least come close to doing so.)

Here are my resolutions:

  • Make a demo of 10 of my songs complete with accompanying music and song sheets.

  • Make at least 2 music videos for my songs and 3 for other songs that I love.

  • Be able to carry out a 5 minute conversation in French

  • Blog at least twice a week every week without fail

  • Gather all my poems written to date and work towards an anthology

  • Finish one of my novels in pre-edited format

  • Choreograph 2 dances.

  • Significantly improve my fashion design skills

  • Grow in hope and love of life

  • Become more organised

  • Perform in front of strangers

And here are the preparations I've undergone:

  • I've signed up for voice and piano classes for next semester, to fine tune my abilities.

  • I just got my first video camera today! Expect me on youtube soon people lol. I have a tripod I just got and also plan on getting a Mac soon for the editing program.

  • Got my french books, signing up for conversational classes; don't worry I am Not new to this language.

  • I'm practicing by blogging during my finals week! 'nuff said.

  • Have the story web all planned already, and introduction has been done too.

  • I have been engaging in random and spontaneous dancing almost everyday this past week.

  • I have got some drawing and sketchbooks, and I have costuming classes next semester.

  • I am Christian and am doing this by becoming stronger in my faith.

  • I'm learning to use Excel to make a schedule that I will put on Evernote and take everywhere with me.

  • My roommate and I have already made plans to check out this bar/cafĂ© that the Berklee students play at.

How am I going to do all this? By intense planning, scheduling and use of deadlines, but most of all determination. If you are really determined you can get anywhere in life. And this is the core of this lesson.

(Picture from: bubblewrap)

Love you all and Stay inspired,

P.S. So let me know what you think. Have you picked a New Year's Resoloution yet? What is it? How did your last one work out? Feel free to let me know in the comments below.


lauren said...

I love this post!! It makes me want to get started on my own list of new year's resolutions pronto! Although, I feel like I'll never be able to accomplish what you have planned in my lifetime:-)Ur an amazing inspiration to me!! Love ya girlie!!!

Anonymous said...

These are great resolutions! I, too, feel like I need to write down my resolutions now...

xo Jenny

Aury said...

-Lauren: Thank you so much! love u too!
-Jenny: Thanks a lot darling! I'm glad I'm motivating you guys

Zmaga said...

Thanks for your comment, I love your idea! Here's my e-mail: gagamil12@hotmail.com

smartchic said...

your post made me think about my own to-do list for the new year. good luck on your list :)

Aury said...


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