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Monday, December 31, 2007

The List

Here’s a short list of my resolutions for the new year, in no particular order.
  • Get a Manhattan gallery that will represent my interests on a national/international level.
  • Do more group shows
  • Cure Beevis and Creepers of their respective illnesses/neurosis. Or at least stabilize them.
  • Rock Boston
  • Eat a super-healthy diet, including greens every day
  • Resolve my financial woes
  • Seize opportunity when it lands in my lap.
  • Find some kind of emotional equilibrium (yeah right!)
  • Always ask people’s names when talking on the telephone
  • Celebrate, rather than resent, my friends’ and neighbors’ riches.
These vows are pretty big-picture but I feel comfortable that I can easily achieve most, if not all of them. We’ll see how it goes…

One obvious way to improve my emotional well-being, which is seemingly omitted from the list, would be to resolve the tension between citymouse and countrymouse. When I decided to start this blog, I realized that the way out of that constant self-doubt is to actually embrace it. So no attempt to eliminate that conflict. Rather I shall attempt to understand it and celebrate it.

Tomorrow, I will recap last year’s vows and analyze their success/failure or how their context might have changed.

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