Monday, January 4, 2010

Thinking about the Year to Come...

I'm really tempted to put together a New Years post. I was considering doing "a year in review" or a "top 10 recipes of 2009" kind of post. But, I've been more interested in thinking about the future. So much has changed in the past year that I feel like it's time to take a step back and assess the new trajectory.

Becoming more settled over the past year has made R and I eager to travel. We really enjoyed spending time in New York (and hope to go back).

This year we'd like to travel further and for a longer period of time.

This year, I hope to learn a lot about home remodelling -- ideally not "the hard way". I am not particularly skilled with handywork, but I'd like to learn how to do some things like tiling a backsplash or laying laminate flooring.

I'd like to grow a garden...Successfully.

I'd like to return to volunteering -- almost weekly I look at the flyers advertising volunteer positions. I keep waiting until I feel like I have things crossed off of my list. Realistically, the list is eternal - so it's time to just do it.

I'd like to host more dinners and get-togethers. Sure, it's bloody cold outside - but we can't stop living!

I'd like to simplify my life, spend more time in nature and focus on the positive. I've been told by a few too many people that I'm a pessimist. I don't fully agree, but I will admit to having greater ease with communicating criticism than compliment.

I don't intend on becoming a zen-master from here on out. But, I will commit to making a concerted effort to achieve these goals.

Happy New Year Everyone!


Dharm said...

Lovely Post! Happy New Year to both you and Giz!

kat said...

Some lovely goals, Happy New Year

noble pig said...

gOOD LUCc, anything you set your mind to you can acheive!

That Girl said...

I vote you travel to's a lot farther than New York, but it has some fabulous people....

Happily Losin' It said...

Great Post, Psychgrad. Lots of food for thought! And great pictures... wonderful eye candy!
I hope all your goals become realities.

Melissa said...

Yeah. Travel to California!

I wouldn't say you're a pessimist. Reserved might be one of the first words that pops to mind though. Of course, that's just through knowing you here, so whatta I know? I think you're awesome, so there's that. And I think you should stick to these goals and live life to the fullest this year!

Adam said...

Ya know, I never really got the pessimist vibe from reading your posts. I think I need to go have a "talk" to those negative people for ya :)

I agree that our resolutions are pretty similar. You might want to look into a civic group. I'm a Lion now and it's been a lot of fun.

I'll def get to work on a post about free weights vs machines and the like. I was asked that alot lately :)

Valerie Harrison (bellini) said...

Happy New Year. It is so full of possibilities I think your goals are achievable.

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