I took Eugene out for his birthday last night at Bandoleone and then we watched
Catching up with Eugene got me thinking again about this upcoming year. In my last post, I only put up one New Year’s resolution—which is the most important to me right now. But here’s a full blown list of things I’d like to have accomplished by year’s end:
- Get my health back in shape–go to annual physical [done]. I put my health on the shelf last year so that I could go all out at work. While that got my projects done, it killed me physically. Not quite the best prioritization. I need to work smarter and just take better care of myself.
- Start going to the gym again. I just flat out stopped going last year cuz’ work was so irregular. I need to find a time regularly for working out and stick to it. I miss that energy.
- Start going salsa dancing again. Same story as the gym.
- Learn to knit
- Take a class in some other form of dance—like bellydancing (although I’ve tried it) or flamenco
- Figure out my next steps in my career. I’m kind of in a bleh state–that is, I’m comfortable where I am but haven’t quite figured out the direction I want to go yet…which makes me feel like I’m in this in-between puddle of bleh right now.
- Travel somewhere I haven’t been (I try to do this every year–last year, it was Koh Samui and Los Cabos)
- Make it to all of my friend’s weddings. This is the year of weddings. I already know of 3 friends with weddings this year (Becky, Linda, Jigna) and I hope to make it to all of them (Texas, Washington D.C., Portland)
- Have a housewarming. I actually have a goal of having one no later than spring’s end—but I need to make this a resolution so that I have some sort of goal to get my act together and really make my home a home.
- Find time to read more books. Now that I’ve got a giant built-in bookshelf, there’s no excuse for me to not get more books. I read 3 books in China alone. So I can’t really say that I’m a slow reader now.
- Start playing piano again. This is a slight stretch because it’s dependent on me either regularly finding a piano or buying one myself–like those cool, cheaper digital ones that sound like real ones.