Made to be broken, if my history is anything to go by
So this year, I thought maybe I would just ‘PLAN’ to do stuff
Rather than ‘RESOLVE’ to do it, you know?
Yeah, yeah….HUGE difference….whatevs
You say tam-AY-to
I say I don’t even have an accent, so fuck off.
My list was big
I got a bit carried away and scribbled more than two pages
I’ve widdled it down.
(I meant to write ‘weeded’ it down…but I’m keeping WIDDLED…it’s a fun word. You’re welcome)
And in a nutshell, here’s the plan
Be nicer – especially when I don’t fucking feel like it. That THERE’S the challenge peeps
Do more for others – this is purely selfish BTW, ’cause I’ve noticed for every nice deed I do for someone else, it makes ME walk a little taller
Play somewhere I’ve never played before – Old people’s home, A comedy festival, Afghanistan…who knows!
Read more books – I read 2 books (yes, this means that I didn’t actually READ the 50 SHADES trilogy, I just ‘skimmed’…..it was enough for me) all of last year leading up to xmas, then read 3 great books between xmas and New Years. I forgot how happy reading makes me. So yeah, lots more of that
Say what I’m thinking – and not just the ‘fuck yous’ in traffic. In fact, I’m aiming for less of the ‘fuck yous’ and ‘go suck a dicks’ that fall out of the hole in my mouth when driving – and more of the nice stuff. Like, when someone makes me laugh, tell them they make me happy. When my girls make my heart smile, just because, I’m going to tell them. When someone has nice hair, polite kids, cool shoes, a great smile, whatever…Imma tell ’em!
Be less judge-y – because as much as I hate judgmental people, I am an absolute champ at it. Hypocritical much? Yep. But the plan is to change that.
Write more songs – rude ones, straight ones, kid’s ones. Something for everyone. Be warned.
Go somewhere I’ve always wanted to – across America in a RV with my family, Italy with Diamond, New York with my BFF…. there’s so many places. Even just camping in Wisconsin would be awesome. In a hotel, with room service….of course.
Sleep more – We got a new bed before Christmas, and holy-mother-of-mattresses, why didn’t Diamond and I do this YEARS ago? I thought I just wasn’t a good sleeper. Turns out, I’m fucking great at it.
See Cyndi Lauper – I saw her play live (and met her) when I was 15. She’s still my favourite, and I’d LOVE to go to another one of her shows. She played Chicago last year when I was away on tour, how selfish. So I’m hoping for another chance this year
Lastly, always be grateful – I’d like to think that I am, but I think there’s always room for more of that. Some of the people I love the most, couldn’t wait to see the arse end of 2012. For them, it was a horror year for so many different reasons. For me, last year was the year of replacements. Dryer, dishwasher, heater, bed, car, carpet, couch…you name it. It all either fell apart, broke, or got ruined somehow (hello overflowing outdoor pond that flooded our whole living room) And today, the microwave blew up, so maybe 2013 will be the same. But I know if that’s as bad as it gets, I’ve got it pretty good. Everyone I need to be happy, is where I can hug them, talk to them, Skype them and just love them. That makes me so very lucky
So, while I’ll work on all of the above, if things stayed just the way they are, I wouldn’t complain. One. Fucking. bit.
Have you guys got any
resolutions PLANS for this year?
I’ll pick one comment (randomly) and send that peep a signed copy of my new album F.O.C.U.S.
I’ll let you know the winner FRIDAY (11th Jan)
UPDATE: Winner of the signed F.O.C.U.S. CD, is AMY WATSON….yay AMY!!