Wednesday, January 7, 2009

2009: A HOPEful Year

This year presents us with many challenges. Many new things await us. We can choose to look at them as challenges or opportunities. I'm very excited for the prospect that each new day brings. I currently am looking forward to the OU football game tomorrow night, then the Inauguration on the 20th. I went to see our new NBA team play, The OKC Thunder (and win!), last night and it was quite enjoyable. I was honestly surprised at how many gay people were there at the game.

I will follow this mantra: 'Let what you love be what you do.'

I will try some new things this year. I will boycott Pride in Oklahoma City (they moved it from the Avenue to a casino/Cinemark Theater-how ironic). I will remain hopeful and live my 2008 motto 'Be good and always smile.' It got me through a lot last year and this year I'm excited to see what will come my way. I will be assertive and go after those things I want. I will choose to spend time with friends at home rather than giving money to the greedy bar owners. I will write more. I will cook more. I will drink less and not get drunk. I will spend time snail mail writing to far off friends. I will learn more about my sexuality, my behaviour patterns, and my eating habits. I will spend more time with my mom. I will spend more time with my dad. I will learn 5 new recipes. I will not be afraid of failing miserably. I will spend less time on social networking sites (both gay and het). I will write letters to JH.

I will push my representatives in government and the church to do more, be better, aim higher, and look up. I will voice my opinions to the committees that I'm on. I will speak truth to greed, jealousy, anger, rage, sadness, lonliness, hate, and injustice.

I will get out of debt because that is an injustice against myself. I am treating myself badly by putting my neck out there.

I will refuse to worry. Worry is like paying interest on money I haven't borrowed.

I will not be anxious or quick to speak. I will listen and keep calm.

There's more but I'm at work...

2 comments:

christopherc said...

How wonderful a list to work towards and accomplish day by day! I think we each could take your post and put it where we can read it on a daily basis and attempt to be better, more optimistic people.

I especially hope we all become more active in our community and political system to encourage positive change.

Happy New Year, and best wishes for the year upon us!
-C

Jake said...

This is a really great list. I'm tired of seeing or hearing about people's resolutions when they say "I'm going to lose weight" or "I'm going to make a lot of money" or whatever. This list is true to yourself and that's what I really like about it.

Thanks for the comment on my last entry btw. I really appreciate it :)