2012, my last year of slinging it through my twenties, was a year of many firsts: completed my first movie, advanced my freelance writing career, started the second year of an adult relationship with someone I love and fart in front of, got a pet cat!…which died two weeks later, met David Duchovny…in his boxer shorts! and had my adopted grandfather move into a home for folks with Alzheimer’s which threw off the emotional balance of my family.
Overall it was a pretty wonderful year, one I will look back on when I’m an old, wrinkly woman and think, “2012 was the best year of my life” while silently weeping into a pillow.
I recently came across a list I wrote at 12 years of age of predictions for my adult self. The list included: “Make a movie!”, “meet David Duchovny!”, “write a book!” and “meet Elton John!”. It still boggles my mind that two of those have come true considering at 12 years of age I had mighty delusions of grandeur, but maybe I’ve always had that “dream big!” mentality. In honor of the unrealistic goals I had as a child, for 2013 (and beyond), I’m going to aim for that big, juicy pie in the sky. Life is short, why not?
Goals for 2013:
1.) GET OFF THE COUCH AND PUT DOWN THE TUB OF CREAM CHEESE.
2.) Carried over from my 12 year-old list, write a book. I have no misconceptions that I’m a Sylvia Plath or Joan Didion, but it doesn’t hurt to try, right? Book idea is a humorous guide to surviving your 20s. Personal goal: must write book before Lena Dunham finishes hers.
3.) If the book doesn’t happen, then I’m writing a screenplay, goddammit. I went to college for it after all. Elevator pitch: Swimming with Sharks meets Secretary.
3.) Make another movie. Why the hell not, right? Specifically, I’m going to look further into making a documentary about Warren Zevon. Who cares that I know nothing about making a documentary!
4.) Teach a blogging class or ten. This is actually happening in both January and February and I will keep you a breast with details when they finalize!
5.) Travel an ass load. Not only to expand my horizons, but to get home to see my family more. As 2013 sees me paying off both my car and credit card bills, this will free up some finances. And seeing other parts of Texas no longer counts as “expanding horizons”!
6.) Keep Hipstercrite evolving. Because creative evolution is important.
7.) The obligatory exercise more/stay offline more/meet people in real life more. Otherwise I’m on a quick path to becoming Howard Hughes .
What goals do you have for yourself in 2013?