Well…. 2011 has faded away into the soft glow of our rear view mirror and ahead of us stretches out the open road of a brand spankin’ New Year all filled with the wonder and boundless potential of the unknown. So…. are we ready for it all?
Here at the ol’ Litterbox, I’m certainly getting myself psyched for all the things to come, and I’m hoping that you too, Gentle Visitors are as excited as I am about the possibilities on our wacky unpredictable journey ahead.
There will probably be as many disappointments as there are joyful successes, but as always…. it’s the “Journey” itself that counts most. Oh yes….. and I intend to enjoy that crazy trip for all it’s worth. 😉
The New Year brings me another birthday as well, and already I’m reaping the bounty of cheer and happiness that goes with it. It’s also a time for reflection and making those “New Years Resolutions” you all know about…. yours truly included
Wanna hear about them? Then you know the drill…. 😉
Sigh…. I’m 39 now. That’s just one year away from the big “four oh” and officially being considered “middle aged”… It’s a sobering thought especially given how much I don’t feel the part. It’s like “old” is creeping up on me and aims to catch me unawares like a nasty hungry lion eying a tasty lil’ antelope. So unfair!! “Circle of Life” my butt!!
Well… this is one wee lil’ antelope that isn’t going down without a fight. Which brings me to the first of this year’s “Resolutions”…. 🙂
Now…. I’m ever so happy that although I’ve grown up, there still lurks inside me the fragile heart of a child to temper and soften the sometimes harsh wisdom that comes to everyone with age and lets my true spirit shine through for others to see. Although some people do think it’s my biggest flaw…. I’m pleased that most, my sweet Carolyn among them, find it endearing. It’s just…. the essential “me”…. and I can’t deny it. Still it’s very true that my “serious” side needs nurturing too. So… although this year brings me a step closer to the time when I’m supposed to have shed the foolish trappings of youth for the sober accouterments of age, I’ve resolved to somehow embrace my “essential self” and yet find instead the balance that will let me somehow be both without losing either. (But the lil’ Miyuki inside me still wants to be a Catgirl…) 😉
My second “Resolution” involves the ol’ Litterbox itself. Since it originated as part of a movie forum site waaaaaay back when, it naturally featured mostly just my hobby and love of crazy foreign films. However… with the closing of Delirium Vault and my moving on to new digs all my own, that’s changed. “Life” can be messy and has a way of creeping in, and as the Litterbox has evolved, more and more wee bits of that have started sneaking in to it become a part of the mix. Now it’s become a very jumbled place indeed, far removed from what it originally started as. I’ve always thought most of my posts should be reserved for my Reviews, and as a result I’ve let my posting slide as my “Real Life” moved me away from “me as just a single lady watching crazy movies all the time” and became something different. But I miss my time here…. and even though my job, my sweetie, my friends, and all the new things in my “Life” clamor for my attention, the Litterbox is still my special personal place away from all of that when I need to just unwind and be me. So…. I’m resolving to post more often this year…. even if I haven’t got a new movie to review. What those new posts might be about, I don’t know right now…. maybe more recipes…. maybe other things and ideas that interest me… I guess we’ll find that out together, Gentle Visitors. (But not to worry….. I’ve a feeling it’ll still mostly be about crazy movies and film… that’s still a really big obsession for this silly Catgirl…) 🙂
I suppose these aren’t really “earth shaking” Resolutions…. but they are the ones closest to my heart and ones I’d really want to make come to fruition in this new year. Hopefully, gentle Visitors, you’ll all want to come along for the ride and share the ongoing journey with your Favorite Catgirl Princess. Until then, as always, a very happy new 2012 for you all and “Meow, meow for now!”