The Annual Festival of Hopeless Wishmaking

It seems that every year around this time people party and make resolutions for the coming year. But as one who used to do this regularly, and was regularly frustrated by my lack of ability to make my resolutions stick, it begins to seem to me as more of a time of wishmaking for the coming year: I hope I lose 10 pounds this year, I wish I could become that loving, caring person everyone seems to like, I wish…, I hope…, and on and on it goes. So here are my New Year’s Wishes:

  1. Daily practice. It may seem ludicrous to you that this is one of my resolutions (*ahem* wishes). After all, you may think, she is already a musician, studying voice in college. Of course she practices!! But I am sad (and somewhat shamefaced) to tell you that such is not the case. It is rare (actually ‘nonexistent’ is probably a more accurate description) to have a week where I actually practice every day. And that’s just Voice I’m talking about. This coming semester I am also taking piano. And practicing Piano is a joke in my life. 😛 So my first resolution is daily practice of Voice and Piano. Ok, maybe excluding Sundays. 😉
  2. Exercise regularly. My friends tell me I’m skinny, and it’s not that I don’t believe them, it’s just that I think I could be a bit thinner. And the best way to keep from getting fat later is to keep in shape now. Plus, I can count some exercise as part of my practice.
  3. Learn Italian. My Mom got me Rosetta Stone so I could learn Italian. And it’s been sitting around while I don’t do anything with it for a while now. And I can count some of this as Voice practice too.
  4. Blog at least once a week. I feel so bad when I totally forget all you lovely people out there. I don’t have time to blog every day. I wish I did. But if I blog at least once a week, I can at least keep tabs on life.
  5. Be tidier. Those of you who don’t know me personally don’t know that I live my life in an organized mess. Now I personally happen to think my method works well. However there are those who disagree with my methodology. So I’m going to try to placate them. 😛
  6. Finish my book. I started it in November but soon ran out of time to work on it and was unable to finish it during November for NaNoWriMo. I have about 12,000 words so far (out of the goal of 50,000). And if I finish that in good time I have several other novels and short stories started but left to wither until I find time to work on them.
  7. My 7th wish may seem strange to many of you: it is to not fall in love unless I’m sure he’s the one. I’m tired of playing the dating game and even more tired of playing the break-up game. So until I think he’s the one, my aim is to steer clear of love.
  8. Love my God more. Last, but certainly not least, I actually agree with Gretel in The Sound of Music and view this as the most important of my resolutions. God is there, even though I can’t see Him. In fact, He controls everything that ever happens. He is the most powerful being in the entire universe. A relationship with Him is by far the most important thing I could ever cultivate.

So what are your resolutions for this coming year?

Holy Cow!!

Where did the year go??? I know that if I was doing things properly I would save this post for tomorrow…but maybe tomorrow I’ll write about partying. 😉 But back to the point: Where did this year go? I could swear that summer break was about 3 weeks ago. Although, now that I think about it, last spring seems ages ago. Hmm. Isn’t it funny how time doesn’t stand still, but neither does it fly away at a constant rate of speed? I mean, when you are looking forward to something and can’t wait for it to happen haven’t you noticed that time almost seems to stand still? You look at your phone 5 times before it even changes to the next minute!!! And then when you’re dreading something, isn’t it interesting (more like terrifyingly scary) that good old Father Time seems so obliged to make it happen soon? And yet scientists tell us that time is a continuous flow, and that it never slows down or speeds up. Ehh, what do they know!!

All I want for Christmas…

I decided to have a little Christmas Carol fun 🙂 I hope you enjoy this as much as I did.


What child is this? The little drummer boy.

O come all ye faithful: Rudolf the red-nosed reindeer, Frosty the snowman, Santa baby

Silent night: Grandma got run over by a reindeer

Do you hear what I hear? Jingle bells, Chestnuts roasting on an open fire, Silver bells

We 3 kings of orient are. You better watch out, you better not cry

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas: Deck the halls with boughs of holly, Let it snow

Have yourself a merry little Christmas!

3 more sleeps

3 days until the day. The day all children look forward to all year. The most magical and wonderful day of the year. The day of all days: Christmas day. But you know, while we eat  Christmas candy and open presents and take pictures with an old guy in a red suit we most of us forget the true meaning of Christmas.

Christmas isn’t about presents or even about something as important as family. Christmas is the celebration of the birth of the man who changed the world, Jesus Christ. He was born like any other child and grew up with a mother and father and brothers and sisters. But in reality He was more than just another man. He was God too. And He died to take the penalty for our sins, even though He was perfect Himself.

“Greater love has no man than this: that a man lay down his life for his friends.”


December?? Already???

Wow. I knew this semester was going quickly, but I didn’t realize quite how quickly it has been flying by. All of a sudden August, September, October, and November are gone!!! December is here, bringing with it winter and the holiday season. And exams. In less than 2 weeks. It’s crazy. I’m probably going to die between now and Christmas break.  So farewell, dear friends, it was nice knowing you.

Oh, and for those of you who are wondering, I didn’t finish my novel in November. But I will!!! …eventually….