Thursday, January 05, 2012

Off To A Good Start

I welcomed the New Year with a very good friend in Las Vegas. We danced a little, drank a little, ate a lot and then watched the fireworks atop the Treasure Island hotel. We were staying in the most beautiful suite in one of the most luxurious hotels on the strip- dual sink vanity, water closet, deep tub, separate shower; sunken living room, view of the strip and desert and mountains; and the most comfortable beds ever created- and we were young, beautiful, single women enjoying our youth and our friendship.

Prior to flying out west I had set up my literary reading and it went smoothly. When I returned, another event that I'm helping to coordinate for February also fell into place. Add that to my impending publishing in Blue Lake Review and a few other great opportunities that have come my way so far and it looks like 2012 isn't going to be a huge bitch.

Also, in order to avoid becoming a huge bitch myself, I made sure to sign up for regular yoga classes and am finally activating my Crunch Fitness one-month membership and weekly dance class vouchers. I mean, I already look pretty hot:

but that can easily backslide. All it takes is one enchilada. So to that end I'm taking action; I'm taking my fitness journey to the next level.

AND, I'm excited about the other goodness coming my way:
  • Finishing my novella
  • The first draft of my novel
  • My MFA degree (pretty please?? I sent my papers in July 2011!)
  • Getting more stories published
  • The last payment of one of my student loans (May 2012, Bitches!!!)
2012, you're a right-good peach. I think you and I are gonna be real sweet friends.

*smooches...filled with hope for the new year*
how's your year shaping up so far?