I remember once creating ‘September Resolutions’ or something like this, several years back, with the notion that a ‘new year’ should not necessarily be the foundation of a set of resolutions; if something is worth resolving to do, you should really start from that date, forward. However, I was inspired by a man named Qatzel who gave up all meat, junk food, movies and television on January 1st, 2001, and has kept the resolution for nearly 10 years.
I figure that this could be the initial ’10 year plan.’ God knows these plans did wonders for Communism, but in all seriousness, it is a good idea to plan to do ‘better at life’ since ‘we only live once’ (unless the Hindus got it right).
(1) More Musical Commitment
2010 was a good year; I played in the amazing hardcore band Shellback and opened up for Strike Anywhere. Super awesome days in Shellback!
I played in Brothers of the Hole and we had some struggling moments but in the end it was an amazing success; our last Show on December 18th was fantastic. I was satisfied with all of our effort.
With this, my musical goals would be:
(a) Brothers of the Hole reforming as soon as Sean gets back; record old material, write new material; release an album, do more shows.
(b) Bialy gets back to Korea and we reform Pornotarium. Write new material; have some shows.
(c) Form a Black Metal-esque project.
(d) Work on my tremolo picking, black metal guitar work at least every other day for at least 1 hour.
(2) More Exercise
I love to jog but it is winter; I am going to have to invest in buying some warm clothes. I would like to begin jogging like how I used to, 4-5 days a week, at least 1.5 hours. My Aunt was a marathoner — I would like to run a marathon one day, when I have more time, and I know this is a goal that will be more apparent after a few years, but if I spend 2011 jogging well, it will be a more realistic goal.
I would like to be thinner.
(3) Better Vikings in my life.
(a) I want to see the Minnesota Vikings prosper in 2011 since 2010 has been such a terrible year.
(b) I want my hair to get longer and I am going to start growing a beard; already working on that. If it looks good, I will be happy; we will see how it looks in a few months.
I hope that the red in my beard comes out well as an ode to my mother’s red hair.
I have always wanted to see my beard out to some sort of conclusion — so we shall proceed.
(4) Individuality Uber Alles
I spent some time in 2010 moderating myself in hopes of being liked more by ladies; though this had minimal success in late 2010, I found that the ladys that liked it were not ladys that I liked. If any woman is worth liking she will like me only for my individual self.
It was an erroneous principle to moderate myself.
I achieved only moderate success because in moderation there only comes moderate results.
2011 will be pure Vervic principles put into action.
I will exist purely on my own terms.
(5) Work On Language
(a) I have slacked on Korean; I should study it harder.
(b) I need to begin learning a European language and/or Chinese. I have contemplated going back to French, but I have also contemplated putting forth some sort of effort in Polish or a Nordic language like Norwegian. I realize that most Europeans of my age group speak amazing English but this is irrelevant.
I feel there is a lot to get out of these languages that goes beyond those intiial
(6) More Writing
(a) I need more blog posts.
(b) I need more introspective essays.
(c) I need to write more on my philosophy of Caravaryanism. I will try to write the initial manifesto.
(d) I want to write 5,000 words a week on my fantasy novel. 56 x 5,000 = 280,000 words. A full length novel is usually 120,000 words at minimum; I would like to get over 280,000 and begin editing / second drafting in 2012 and seek publishing in 2012.
(7) D & D / Role Playing Games
I need to play these again. I got some good action with Jay Traub & company in 2009 / early 2010. I need to get back into this because it is a good hobbie.
So these are the initial goals and the rough draft of the resolutions.
I’ve never successfully executed resolutions but “2011 will be different, maaaaaan.”