For those of you who know me, you most likely already know that I love New Year's resolutions. For those of you who don't know me, now you know. And here's why I love them so much: Fall and early winter are tough seasons for me, mentally, emotionally, and physically as well, because there's less sun for me to run, bike, visit friends, and be (slightly more) spontaneous.. I'm an active person, I need the sun. Anyway, I schlep through fall (sans my birthday week which is a momentary distraction from the increasing schlep) and by Christmas time, I'm ready for a change. So, in that regard, the completely arbitrary holiday of New Year's-I kept joking New Year's Eve that I wanted to reschedule New Year's til sometime in the following week because that worked better for me, Pat thought it was really funny-is less so. I use the opportunity, like many of us, to make changes to in some way, better myself or the people and places around me.
Without further ado, here are my Resolutions for 2009:
(in no particular order)
*be more positive, at work and at home
*explore the possibilities of my next career move
*keep up running
*do more projects, especially quilts
*be a better roommate-do my part
*go on more adventures
*host/have/go to more gatherings
*do not bring plastic bags from grocery stores, bodegas, liquor stores, etc into the home.
(Funny story: the other night I ran out to get a few things at the supermarket for dinner, and forgot to bring a bag, so I carried my kale, broccoli, red pepper, mushrooms, and maybe one other thing home in my arms. I ran into a friend too, and though it was odd, I felt great, like I had harvested it myself..)
*don't let tension or stress get the best of me
* BLOG MORE.
*travel more, little trips, big trips, trips into the big city....
*make more mail to send to friends
*take classes, go to readings, lectures, take part in the many opportunities of this great city.
Well, I'm usually pretty good with resolutions until the summer when I get lazy and everything tends to go out the window, but by then I'm happy and joyous in the warm sun...but hopefully publishing this online will cement these..there's also one I didn't mention here, because it isn't appropriate, but those of you who know me also probably know what it is.