As long as I can remember, my New Year’s resolutions include things such as: lose weight, go to the gym, write that collection of short stories, spend some time with the family, watch old movies, read a classic a month and well… the list just goes on. Years and years of unfulfilled resolutions have thought me that I won’t lose all that weight just because I promised on New Year’s eve (gym… gym… yes, new mantra) and that I won’t read a classic a month unless I buy it first. Having said that: I bought Anna Karenina. Now that I live far and away from home (18 hours on a plane + airport time), I’m sure that I won’t be spending quality time with my family, but I’ll try to write an e-mail per week… I’ll try.
I love films, I love going to the movies and I can spend endless hours watching 80′s films on TV (guilty). But each January award season begins! I see the whole Golden Globe-Oscar-Emmy-et al, I cry, I bet, I lose, I win, and I just love it. So, for the next few weeks, I’ll be watching all the nominated films and TV shows (cannot wait for the second season of Board Walk Empire and the fifth of Dexter and please people, release Black Swan in Australia ASAP). In April, I’ll see if there is a good old movie around. In the mean time, I will rest my case by saying that last year I finally managed to watch The Searchers and The Big Sleep.
Something similar happens with books, as an editor I cannot stop reading, and there are so many new and exciting things that sometimes I just forget to go back to the classics, but this time around, I’ll find a balance.
So 2011 is my resolution-free year, and I’ll see how it goes. My only goal: to be happier, healthier and writing.