Yes, reVolutions, not resolutions. I have never been known as a half-attacker. I'm talking all cylinders, my friends. I got to thinking last night when I was trying to fall asleep. Perhaps it was the chilequiles I consumed that was keeping me up, or perhaps it was a nagging feeling that I wasn't attacking life as much as I could.
I remember when I was a junior in high school and my English teacher asked us to write a one page paper on what we thought the meaning of life was. Yes, my high school education was a bit of a joke. Most of the time, this teacher would read the local sports section and we'd all tell jokes and wrestle each other, throw spitballs etc. Oh, we also read Siddhartha. But that was about it.
Anyway, I went home and I put the pen to the paper and I drew a blank. Of course, this was extremely frustrating at the time, but looking back on it, it's pretty funny. What does a 16 year old kid know about life, let alone its meaning? What a crap assignment! I finally asked my Dad what he thought the meaning of life was. Without a split second of hesitation he looked up from his desk and blurted, "To attack each day and task with vigor and enthusiasm." He almost gave me a look as to say "What the heck did you think it was?" Then he turned back to his desk and continued to plug away. Wow. All this time, I thought I would put down some bull about "peacefully coexisting with others" or "love", or something that would be sure to get me a B+ or A-.
I ended up mailing it in and saying "peacefully coexisting with others" and extrapolating from that point*. But I didn't believe it. I knew I didn't, but I also didn't feel like pushing myself. 2011 will be the year of me pushing myself.
I will continue to exercise with vigor and lose more weight. I've already lost 50 pounds or so, so the next 30 pounds could be tough.
I will enthusiastically work on my acting technique, specifically cold reading, and rate/inflection/pitch dynamic.
I will pick 4 other guideposts to work on and master them. This way, I can attain a specific acting "style" if you will, with the hopes of being more marketable etc.
I will stop swearing. I swear way too much. It's uncouth and makes me look dumb.
I will land a national commercial, and 4 principle roles this coming year.
I will qualify for the high end SAG based health insurance.
* as much as you can in 250 words.