Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Days 101-200

It just so happens that today is the 101st day of the year. I know this because the desk calendar at work tells me so.

And that really bums me out, because that means that I spent the first 100 days of the year goofing around.

I didn't mean to. I meant for this year to be the one where I got all my shit together and made a difference in my life. I had all these grand plans at the beginning of the year, plans that fell apart by January 3rd. And now the first 100 days of 2012 are over in what feels like the blink of an eye and I'm the same guy I was 3+ months ago.

But before you think I'm sitting here with the razor blade out, preparing to do some self slicing, think again. I'm looking at the first 100 days of this year as kind of a false-start, a mistake that can be corrected. So, today, I'm starting my "100 Days" plan, meaning I'm going to come up with some goals and stick to them. And I'm going to use this blog to hold me accountable. Why not? It may as well be used for something.

All of this self-help and goal stuff is new to me, by the way. My entire life I've just gone with the flow and let things happen naturally. I'm not used to a proactive approach. But I've been reading a few self-improvement blogs and they make it sound easy, so long as you have clear, definable goals. They say to write them down and cross them off when you're finished. So, here goes. Here are the ten things I'm going to do by day 200 of 2012:

01. I'm going to lose 25 pounds.

02. I'm going to get at least seven hours of sleep each night.

03. I'm going to go to the doctor for a physical.

04. I'm going to go to Disney World.

05. I'm going to write a script for (as well as direct and act in) Off-Main Street Production's Random Acts II.

06. I'm going to research how someone gets to work in a major movie studio's archives.

07. I'm going to finish giving five stars to all of my favorite songs on my iPod.

08. I'm going to buy some new sneakers.

09. I'm going to put all my books in my bookcase. If my bookcase is too small for all my books, I'm going to buy a new bookcase.

10. I'm going to go to Symphony on the Prairie at least once.

There. Those are the goals I have for the next 100 days. We'll see what happens by July 18, the 200th day of the year. I'll keep you updated on my progress...

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