Kill Jill’s Resolutions For 2010 (Part II)

I was working on my final project for the semester last night (a wretched Flash website which is likely going to go down in history as one of the worst things I’ve ever made, but anyway) and I developed a huge headache. So I took some pills, put a cold cloth on my head and went to bed around 10pm.

For me, going to bed early = waking up early. In this case, 5am. And I could not get back to sleep. Too much stuff going on in my head. I was thinking about how fast this semester went by, how my Flash project is kind of a disaster, how I have two shifts left of my part-time job (hell yeah!) and how I have to pack my stuff up and move, like, three days after Christmas.

Oh yeah. Another update for y’all. Our landlords sold our house six months into our one-year lease. Merry Christmas to us! So, we all had to find new places to live. My friend Jenn, who I met in my first year of college, is going to be living way uptown while I’ll still be downtown. Makes me quite sad, I gotta say. But I’ve found a place literally five houses down from mine- a 6-month subletting dealio– with a nice gal who works a lot. After that, I hope to get a place with my pal Charlsie (best friend from high school who is now a university student in City X).

Anyhoo. Not the point of this post, at all. Getting up before 7:30 makes me ramble, apparently.

I was browsing my old blog posts on here and I came across this one: Kill Jill’s Resolutions For 2010. I wrote a list of goals, included here:

  1. No chips. I actually gave up eating chips this summer. I’d just like to continue this goal.
  2. Continue not smoking. I don’t smoke. Never have. I’d like to continue not smoking in 2010.
  3. Impress people. I want to do well in my second newsroom internship, which starts on Monday. (Yikes.)
  4. Avoid a full hard-drive. I have to stop downloading legally acquiring new TV shows and movies before watching the old ones I haven’t gotten around to watching yet.
  5. Avoid relying on credit card too much. This speaks for itself.

How did I do? Let’s see.

  1. I rarely eat chips. (I prefer popcorn anyway.)
  2. I still don’t smoke. (Holla!)
  3. I did do well on my second Journalism internship. I got one helluva recommendation letter from the editor, too. Hells yeah.
  4. As for #4, it’s still an issue I’m dealing with. But to help battle it, I just bought another computer! Hey-o!
  5. I still use my credit card, but I always pay it off within the month.

So, all in all, not a bad year, goal-wise. But what about the news?

  1. Canada won two gold medals at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. And Sidney Crosby got even hotter.
  2. Tiger Woods and his golf club got into a bit of trouble. (Amirite?!)
  3. Huge volcano thingy in Iceland went off. The sky was black with ash for days. More concern about stranded tourists in Europe than the ecosystem of Iceland.
  4. Paparazzi suddenly become interested in Sandra Bullock.
  5. The Social Network came out. That movie is awesome.
  6. WikiLeaks got their hands on a young girl’s secret diary and posted lots of nasty comments made by the other girls at school. Or something.

I’ll likely make up a list of goals for 2011 soon and post them. Yeah, I can do that.

So. What do you think was the top event of 2010?

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3 Responses to “Kill Jill’s Resolutions For 2010 (Part II)”

  1. Ellen Christine Smith Says:

    Gotta say – I LOVE the 5 a.m. rambling thing. As I have had more than my share of early waking (for different reasons – wish it had been because I slept earlier the night before), I identify completely.
    New Year’s Resolutions. About that; rarely make ’em. Not because I cannot keep ’em, nuffin’ as nasty as that, but mostly because I constantly try to recondition my thinking, gain new insight and thereby healing of my inner self which, in itself, causes most of those things that appear on those kinds of lists, disappear, all by themselves. The neat thing is, I didn’t really start making any real progress in that department until I came to the end of myself, spring of 2009, around the time I graduated from J-school and walked into an editing position with a local magazine. Was riding high but my personal life choices caused the rest of my life to fall apart. Gulp. Publically. Gulp. No secrets there. 🙂 OK, so here is me, leaving you all with a cliff hanger. Not gonna share anymore of this stuff quite yet – you, dear reader, just aren’t ready. 🙂

  2. I would have to say one of the top events of 2010 was the San Francisco Giants winning their first World Series since 1954. Besides being a die-hard fan and loving the game, this title meant a whole lot to the people of the Bay Area. For the month of October, everyone loved each other no matter where you were from.

    As for your resolutions, I would say giving up chips is definitely something I can relate to, there is just so many to choose from and they are all soo good!

    All in all, 2010 was the end of a crazy decade (war, economy crashing, 9/11). Let us hope the next decade is better than the last.

  3. Where are those goals…? ~:-) The top events of 2010 were the personal ones for me, lots of follow through on biz and home projects, more time with family and friends.

    Great you have continued to stay away from smoking~ this is my 7th year.

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