Tuesday, January 3, 2012

too many resolutions.

I've decided to list ten things I'd like to work on in 2012.  It might be interesting to reflect back next December and see if I actually managed to implement most of them.  I've already started on 1, 4, 5, and 7!  Not a bad way to kick off the new year, if I do say so myself.

1) Read 50 books, 5 of which are in Spanish
2) Develop a portfolio, begin doing something with my money
3) Improve my Spanish language skills
4) Learn how to shoot, purchase my first handgun
5) Challenge myself at the gym with a more varied routine
6) Push harder at work and take on more projects
7) Cook often and try new recipes
8) Go out frequently and give myself the opportunity to meet people
9) Start writing again
10) Plan travel now and go places in 2012!

Cheers and best wishes to you & yours in the new year.



John Y. said...

Good luck! I think this is actually the first year where I've written down a similar list and actively keeping track of how close goals are coming along. It's only the first week of January but keep it up.

christine marie said...

Thank you, John! What's your list look like, if I might ask?

John Y. said...

Whoops, I forgot to respond. It's a long list. Some of the items are more general and not too dissimilar to what everyone else (eating, fitness, travel, etc.). A couple of specific ones:

1. Win a cooking contest
2. Get back into archery
3. Learn a programming language. This one is more tech envy than anything after living here in the Bay Area for the last few months. But I think it could be an interesting challenge and I'd like to be able to write an app.
4. I've been trading some musical recordings over the last few weeks with one of my friends in Seattle so we're hoping to mix something up before the end of the year.
5. Talk to my brother more regularly

So I have to ask, what motivated the handgun purchase one?

christine marie said...

No worries... I wasn't sure if you'd be notified of a subsequent comment.

I like the idea of #1, and #5 is something I should add to my list. I'm would be curious to hear your recordings - that's pretty exciting.

As for the handgun purchase, I'm not entirely sure. I went to the range with my dad a few weeks back and oddly enough, I loved it. I never thought I wanted to own a gun. Until now, that is.

John Y. said...

Ah okay, that makes sense. I was just curious because it seems more often than not that someone wants to purchase a handgun because they want to protect themselves. And there's always story to that as well. I used to go to the shooting range when I was in scouts and it was always fun too. Have you ever been paint balling? I'm going for the first time in a few weeks. Could be something to check out!

Oh man, the recordings are really rough at this point. We haven't quite figured out how to successfully do this over long distance. But when we do and something magical happens, I'll let you know. ;)