It's 2011 - holla! (I've resolved to use more retro slang in the new year, dudes and dudettes! As if such a thing was actually possible).
It's taken me a couple of days to get my new year's resolutions in order; I needed some time for rest and reflection (read: time to lie on my couch moaning that I will never, ever stay out until last call again). However, I've come up with a list of intentions for 2011, and I've arranged them into categories - Learn, Go, Do.
Hmm... maybe I can turn this year into a memoir, and then they can make it into a movie. Only thing: I need to meet a guy worthy of being played by Javier Bardem. If you know anyone, have them send me a C.V.
So, here they are:
- How to sew in a zipper
- How to do short-row shaping (it's a knitting thing)
- How to bake bread (yes, my body has been overtaken by a young Victorian woman who created my resolutions for me)
- Improve my Spanish
- To Spain! (This is already in the works -- I'm heading to Madrid and Barcelona in March)
- To at least three American cities I haven't visited before (should be easy; work takes me all over the U.S.)
- To at least one new restaurant per month
- Finish the novel I started during National Novel Writing Month; I have about 10,000 words to go, I think.
- Blog 3x per week -- more info on this soon
- Work up to exercising 5x per week; I'm going to start with 3.
- Tackle one item from my big to-do list every other week. This list involves things like finding a place to recycle my old microwave and the paint that the former tenant of my apartment left behind.
- Renew my commitment to eating more sustainably.
This might seem like a rather long list, but a lot of these are things that I used to do regularly, but have gotten away from in the last year or so.
My biggest goal of the year, however, is a doozy: I want to move. I'm not sure exactly whether it will be a cross-country move or a cross-town move, but I need a slightly larger, more adult place, and one that is more energy-efficient. Unfortunately, my brain resists this resolution because I hate moving (I mean -- is there anyone who really likes wrapping each dish individually in newspaper?). However, I think it's important. Feel free to advocate that I move to your locale!