I’ve been thinking a lot about New Year’s resolutions — goals, intentions, aspirations. I have read a dozen blog posts from enthusiastic resolution setters about their goals for 2014; conversely, I’ve also read the reasons why some are turning away from the obligatory resolutions this year. It’s a week into the new year, and I am undecided into which category I fall. Perhaps I don’t have to side with one or the other, but I have a feeling my detail-driven personality will come up with a list of some fashion by the month’s end. You just see.
As I was skimming through past posts in which my Type A personality made to-do’s for a new year, or new season, I stumbled upon My Life List that I published in November 2010. (Where does time go!?) I smiled as I read through the random bucket list I wrote as a young 21-year-old, thinking about how your goals inevitably change as your life evolves.
Unintentionally, I’ve crossed off a few of those items in the last three years… along with a few other accomplishments.
publish a book
bake for charity
spend the holidays in the snow
run 26.2 miles
take a photography class
eat Greek yogurt in Santorini, Greece
live by myself
plant a vegetable garden of my own
milk a cow
raise a chocolate lab named Kona
spend a fall in New England spend = 5 days in New York City
complete an adult triathlon
own a pink Kitchen Aid
dance in my underwear
speak French with a native in France
see a play on Broadway
take the subway
spare my change
be a barista
ave iced coffee with Tina
write for a magazine
be a Title Nine “model”
learn to parallel park
I have a feeling 2014 is going to bring a large serving of changes to the table. I hope to have the guts to stick my fork in whatever
dishes challenges are served and that my appetite will crave the adventure.
For now, I am focusing on today and tomorrow. To be continued…