I get the added fun of surveying the past year with a birthday following close behind. It makes things seem a little more profound. Profundity, drama, it's all the same, right? Well, I've had a full week to consider all of this and now might be ready to think of goals for the year ahead. There are the personal ones, which I may go into later, and there are the easy, surface-y goals. That's where I feel comfortable hanging out today.
I should probably mention that I was a sleep deprived zombie stumbling through a wreck of a house many days, and often used these goals to cheer me out of some major discouragement. That should wipe out any Martha Stewart-ish illusions my list may have initially conjured up.
On to my new surface-y 2012 resolutions:
- Get a scanner, shoot more film, and shoot selectively
-Work on learning Spanish, for real.
-Walk my dogs, with my kids, regularly before they meld with the couch
-Read every night before bed, which is easy because my glasses are practically hypnosis. Two minutes after they are set on my nose, I am dead to the world.
- View my knitting from a more technical perspective, focusing on construction and sizing, and, maybe, writing a pattern.
-Empty two containers of stored yarn from the garage- this may mean knitting ugly things or giving ugly yarn away.
- Remember people in my community having hard times because we've been there, too. (No, I don't mean giving them the ugly yarn.)
-Really pay attention to how much negativity comes out of my mouth.
-Find an old tandem bike and fix it up before my anniversary in the Spring, if possible.
-Do strength training (and by strength training I mean no more than 20 minutes of body weight workout) twice a week. No more, no less because, oh my gosh, it is so boring.
-What do you want from me? Isn't that enough?
(on my Flickr)
(I love this 50mm lens I received for Christmas? Most of these are straight out of the camera.)