Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The End

I came up with five thousand things to write about in this, the last day of 2008, but am keeping the status-quo of what everyone does New Year's Eve: Make resolutions for the upcoming year, all to be broken by January 31, 2009. This year, however, I'm keeping it simple as well as realistic, and not going the "resolution" route. Rules rule, therefore, I give you

"Kath's Simple, Realistic Rules For A Happier Next Year"

  1. If it's easy then it's not worth my time. I've been down the beaten path enough to know that not only is it not fun, but breeds frustration.
  2. Take the path less traveled. See number 1 for explanation.
  3. Promote my writing friends' successes because frankly, nothing makes me happier than seeing their hard work pay off.
  4. Not let any more health issues stop me, unless, off course, they kill me first.
  5. Face each day with complete abandon.
  6. Take nothing for granted.
  7. Believe that I'm always doing the best I can.
  8. Rely on the universe for guidance 24/7.
  9. Remember that life really is too short.
  10. Take more naps.
There you have it. Simple and fail-safe. May you all have a happy, ambiguous, New Year.


Edie said...

I love all your Rules! The only rule I'd add is that there are no rules. Except Nr. 3! ;)

Kath Calarco said...

I think my rules are like having no rules at all. :) And I had you in mind when I wrote Rule No. 3.

Here's to the best year yet! Cheers!

lainey bancroft said...

Happy New Year, Kath!

Hmm, all great thoughts, but I'm so not good with that 'rules' word.

I'll just think of them as 'Kath's words to live by' if that's okay with you. =)

Kath Calarco said...

Lainey, I like your suggestion. Rules are made to be broken, and I really want to stick to my list. "Words to live by" it is. Thanks!

Erica Orloff said...

Oh, I'd love to take more naps. Unfortunately, Demon Baby doesn't believe in them as a matter of principle.

Kath Calarco said...

Erica, I believe naps are wasted on the young, just like youth. :)

marciacolette said...

It sounds like you're already on your way to a very happy New Year. ;-) Hugs and cyber champagne to you.

Kath Calarco said...

Back at you, Marcia, minus the champagne because you don't imbibe. Cheers with sparkling cider instead!