2014: A New Year and New Resolutions


In my new year post of 2013, my #1 resolution was to read more. In 2011 I read 1 book. In 2012 I read 5 books. (I know my 2013 resolution post said I read 6 books in 2012… not sure where I got that number, because according to goodreads… it was 5) Wait for it… in 2013 I read 12 books! (I know my goal was 15 books… but let’s ignore that little tidbit for now). I jumped from 5 books to 12. I’m pretty happy with that. So, continuing on with this new tradition… one of my 2014 resolutions is, again, to read 15 books.


In my 2013 post I also talked about writing more. I had just come off 6 months of basically not writing anything. It was depressing. I’m happy to say in 2013 I managed to somehow finish an original hour-long drama pilot screenplay. We’re in re-writing stages now, but it’s looking really good and has me very excited. So, since I see this screenplay shaping up nicely in the next month or so, another one of my goals for 2014 is to have a second original pilot completed by the end of the year.


Now, something I’ve thought about recently is how I have absolutely no money saved. I recently got a job that will (hopefully) last me a while. This gives me a steady paycheck, and the best thing about a steady paycheck is guaranteed income, and something you can do with guaranteed income is — make a budget. I haven’t really calculated how much money I want or can save this year… but now my savings are at $0. So, by the end of this year, I want something to be in that savings account.


In my previous New Years post I also said not to waste your resolutions on false hopes like quitting smoking… turns out in 2013 I also quit smoking. Funny how that worked.

Some great things happened at the end of 2013. Quit a job I hated. Got a job I love. Finished the 1st draft of a pilot. Lets hope this string of luck continues into the New Year! And if 2013 was a shitty year for you, than it can’t get much worse, can it?

2014 — Read More. Write More. Save More.

What are your resolutions?

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