New Beginnings Wednesday (April 28)

New Beginnings is a weekly event hosted by MizB at Should be Reading. It’s all about your New Years’ Resolutions! Everybody knows that these are really hard to stick to, so why not encourage each other in our efforts? Why not enlist the support of our online friends?

So, here it is…

  • First — post your list of New Years’ Resolutions in a post at your blog.
  • Second — every week, on Wednesday, write a new post about how you’re doing with each of your goals … you’ll have to list them, again, each week, as people won’t remember what you’re working towards, otherwise. Be brief in your updates, as there may be several blogs to visit!
  • Third — after you’ve written your update, visit Should Be Reading, and share your link so that we –the other New Beginnings participants– can stop by your blog and encourage you!

Important! … It would be absolutely great if you could visit at least ONE other participant’s blog  on Wednesdays and leave a comment on their post to share some encouragement for their efforts! Show your support! That’s what this event is all about — standing by each other to finally reach our goals!

  1. Write 1000 words or more per day. Still going, amazingly enough, in spite of everything.
  2. Read at least 100 books this year. Still hovering around the 30/100 mark. I haven’t had much time for reading lately; most of it has been taken up with my script and my research.
  3. Dazzle my professors with my research essays. Making some progress, at last. I’ve been discovering some interesting things about the origins and development of the doctrine of original sin. I’ve also discovered that it can sometimes take me several hours to get through 10 pages. Not so great.
  4. Brush up on my languages. French class failed due to insufficient numbers, but I’ve taken up Latin again, so at least I’m doing something.
  5. Get a job. Same old, same old.
  6. Learn to drive. I know where the driving school is! That’s progress, right?
  7. Turn The Black Sheep into a functioning (popular?) blog. Hits have practically doubled over the past week, thanks to my efforts at promoting the place. Hi, all you people who are looking for e. e. cummings and finding me instead! The purpose of my sweet old etcetera is to contrast the lives of those at home with those at the front, and imply how much they don’t know about what he (the narrator) is going through. It also conveys his longing for his family (especially his sweetheart, to whose “etcetera” – guess! – he is referring in that last line). Hope that helps.
  8. Start exercising more. Started Week 1 of my jogging routine. I was not impressed with my fitness level.

Happy Wednesday!

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