thedonproject
day 1, 2009.
Personal
Published 01-02-2009 on my old wordpress blog.

In any hardcore plan for self-improvement, it is important to reflect upon each day. From here on out, I choose only to reflect upon my successes. My 11-piece hardcore awesome 2009 plan includes the following steps, which you may have forgotten since this afternoon when I posted them:

1. be physically active
2. attend at least 50 shows this year
3. finish the house
4. start a vegetable garden
5. go to europe
6. meet new friends and new ladies
7. listen to music constantly
8. play fewer video games
9. volunteer for some charitable organizations
10. do something musical 30 minutes a day
11. fix my posture

I successfully worked on many of these goals today, the day of rest in my schedule. Here’s what I did, followed by the 80s catch phrase or movie quote that best describes how awesome what I did was.
Goal #1: looked up the details of the Kung Fu place nearest me GO GO GADGET!
Goal #2: looked through the list of upcoming shows, didn’t add anything to the list, but I already have 8 nights of shows scheduled for January. WHERE’S THE BEEF?!
Goal #6: signed up for a personal ad. THE ONLY THINGS I CARE ABOUT IN THIS GOD DAMN WORLD KEITH ARE ME, MY DRUMS, AND YOU!
Goal #7: listened to 15+ songs while I played on the computer. HEY YOU GUYS!
Goal #8: played some Rogue on my phone, maybe 20 minutes worth today, that’s all. BY THE POWER OF GREYSKULL!
Goal #9: compiled a list of various charitable organizations that look interesting. KNOWING IS HALF THE BATTLE!
Goal #10: played piano for about 20 minutes, learned some scales in some new keys. Reposted my singer ad. COWABUNGA!
Goal #11: caught myself slouching a couple times, starting to think about shoulder position instead of just back curvature. I PITY THE FOOL!

Results….

I got three responses from the singer ad already.

Here’s my list of charitable organizations to volunteer for:
https://wecprotects.org/programs/people-for-puget-sound/
http://www.seattle.gov/services-and-information/volunteering-and-participating
http://www.scn.org/volunteers/
https://www.realchangenews.org/volunteer.html
https://www.solid-ground.org/get-involved/volunteer/
https://foodlifeline.org/volunteer/
https://www.spl.org/about-us/support-us/volunteer
https://hugohouse.org/get-involved/volunteer/

The real key to my success this year will be to constantly focus on these types of successes. I have to stop thinking about the loss that caused me the torment that ruled me for the last year or more and fill that empty, dark pit with reminders of my own success. If my life is beyond my control, I have to choose to only see the good parts of it. I have to place less importance and trust in the actions of other people and instead become completely happiness-independent. All my rewards are only a direct result of my choices and my choices alone. I choose awesomeness for 2009.

Keywords: 2009, awesome, success, van down by the river
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