Ok, I am sorry I’ve been delinquent, but I’ve been in Waterloo, where high speed internet is just not something you come across.
Also, I was busy eating every single thing I found. That took up basically all of my energy.
In any case, it’s almost time for 2010. Not just a new year, but a brand new decade.
Let’s get it started, I say.
2009 was one of those years that was a little ornery. A little too much Recession, not quite enough vacation.
Or something like that.
But, for me personally, it was not a horrible year. I’m excited about what 2010 will bring, but I’m a little sad to say goodbye to the past 12 months. It was not the kind of diva year that 2008 turned out to be. This was the year that Barack Obama was inaugurated, I ran a half marathon, got a promotion, made some new friends, got tendonitis (which I like to think taught me some tiny sliver-like amount of patience with myself. Microscopic tiny. It’s progress), visited LA for the first time, and finally got myself an IL license and became an official residence. I got to be in J & V’s lovely wedding, JW’s sister tied the knot, and my best friends J & C got engaged.
This was really, on the whole, a pretty good year. But I know I can be overly optimistic. Plus, I’m not dwelling on the bad things.
In any case, I haven’t built out any real “resolutions” so to speak, but I have some focus areas, so I’ll amuse you with those instead. I feel as though vague, broad ideas work for me better anyway.
1. Do more things for other people. (Like I said, broad terms here). I am not exactly positive as to what this will shape up to be. Maybe helping out my friends when they need it, or calling my family more. Maybe channeling my inner 17-year old and doing some more volunteer work. Or finding a charity to donate to. I’m still fleshing it out.
2. I’d like to be healthier in general. This means less French Fries, more gym time, and a whole lot of patience with my injury. I like to think of myself as efficient, which I think actually means I rush things. Like recovering. I have pledged that I will work out enough to keep me from becoming the half-ton woman and a giant anxiety attack waiting to happen without forcing myself into a hip-to-toe cast (that’s for you K). It’s all about balance, and I’m going to work on finding it this year.
3. Vacation. I’m going on one. With JW. Somewhere. Sometime. In 2010.
4. More baking (I realize this is in direct contradiction with 2, but when has that stopped me?) I’d like to learn to bake more items than snickerdoodles and chocolate chip cookies. Although those are both delicious.
5. I want to learn something new. Not like, a fact. Something bigger than trivia but smaller than a degree (that would take more than a year I think). I have no idea what this is yet, but I’m going to sit on it and hope it comes to me.
I believe that five focus areas is a good place to start, and so here goes nothing. Tomorrow = ringing in the New Year with some of my good friends, and drinking plenty of vodka as a preclude to a champagne toast and Dick Clark (provided I don’t forget about the hour difference between here and NYC this year-I get a little mixed up sometimes). Happy New Year everyone! Enjoy tomorrow night and be safe!