|Megan's mother's geeky Y2K snow globe. Look, a floppy disk!|
I'm going to catch up on my TBR Pile.
I have done little bits of this using characters from the Knights, Mummy and Pirates of the Caribbean collections. The boychild got some LOTR Legos for Christmas, so now I have a bit more to work with. I am not always the best with the Lego creations, but I have good intentions. With any luck, the kiddos will be calling the knights "primates" and start telling people to "Shop smart, shop S-Mart" in the near future.
If I succeed, there will be photos. If it looks like crap, there will still likely be photos. I tend to do things really half-assed, so while I'll shoot for the former, it'll probably be the latter.
Learn How To Play The Guitar (So I Can Play Geeky Things On It)
I really want to kick the writing and social media up a notch this year, especially since I'm removed from society and drive can diminish out here. Some big things I want to get done; there are scripts I'd like to pair up with an artist and get published or pitched, however it's also the little things. Like I really enjoy io9's Concept Art Writing Prompts, and doing little bits of flash fiction or one-shot fan-fics. Now that life isn't so crazy (knock on wood) I want to get back on that pony in 2013.
Read Moar (Non-Comics)
Death by Black Hole. I'll try to keep my twitter up to date with my new adventures in reading literature for the first time in.... well... an embarrassing amount of time.
Be More Awesome
Try new things! Break out of old habits! Just get out there and be brave and open to possibilties and experiences! EMBRACE THE AWESOME! I'm a creature of habit and I realized it's driving me a little batty. Time to get over my crippling fear of change and shake things up!
Write Like My Hair Is On Fire
I can't very well call myself a "writer" if I don't actually WRITE, can I? My goal is to just eck out even 100 words a day. Something. Anything. Bitching on Twitter doesn't count. I'm trying to form good writing habits.
Rule 1: Cardio
I can't very well survive the impending zombie apocalypse if I'm out of shape, right? I'm not looking to become a super model, but it can't hurt to become more healthy. I need to eat better and maybe get over my high school trauma and join a gym (this likely will not happen; that trauma goes DEEP).
Unfortunately, this will mean reading less. I've gotten into a bad habit of reading just one more chapter before bed. Just one more chapter, then I'll turn off the light. Then one more, and sometimes one more. But there are health benefits to getting more sleep: a stronger immune system, appetite control, a decrease in depression, and a sharper brain and better memory. These all seem like worthy goals, which means I either need to carve out more time earlier in the day to devote to reading, or I need to resign myself to taking longer to get through a book. Either way, I'm hoping for an earlier bedtime in 2013. That, and more naps.
In 2013, I resolve to stop watching television with a computer in my lap or a smartphone in my hand. I will quit offering to google it on my phone when a question comes up in conversation with friends. I will not put down my book to see if it's my turn yet on Words With Friends. I will be present in what I am doing and I will focus directly on one task at a time — for the most part. Listening to a podcast while putting away laundry seems legit, and I'll never not knit when the TV is on. But I don't want to get distracted by an electronic screen when I should be conversing or immersing myself in a show or movie. The studies are not good news for electronic multitaskers, and I'm going to try like crazy to be less of one. If I don't, frankly, I'm worried I'll start to resemble a hyper-connected, gibberish-spouting hybrid from BSG. (And I'm obviously failing at this already, as there's a Supernatural rerun on as I type this. But I will try. Really.)
And so, dear readers, what's your geeky resolution for 2013?