Happy New Year folks!
It’s that time of the year again…that special time that inspires us to make all those resolutions. How’d you fare with yours in 2012?
Last time I visited my “52 week list”, which wasn’t exactly meant to be a “resolutions list” but more of a “the things I want to do” list, was some time middle of the year. I don’t know how many things I can cross off on it but here goes Let’s have a look-see, shall we?
52 Week List for 2012
1. Create a quit list. 2. Do a halftime Challenge.
3. Fix my public record and
spruce up my social persona. 4. Come up with my “Top 10 Most Trusted” list.
5. Switch to whole wheat flour, pasta, and breads.
Start a gratitude journal. It can be one per day or one per week, or as many as I can think of and encounter at any given point in time.
Say “I love you” out loud.
9. Learn a new language…for my next visit to that foreign place I fell in love with.
10. Read a non-fiction book.
11. Publish my book of poetry and photographs.
12. Enroll in a dance class I would never have enrolled in.
13. Start segregating in earnest.
Find myself a “reverse mentor” at least 8 years my junior, tell that person, and see where it goes from there.
Devote one week to being radically optimistic.
16. ”Learn how to cook Korean food” and actually host a dinner for family and cook Korean food from scratch.
17. Hold my Solo Photo Exhibit.
18. “Invite a person sitting alone to come and sit with you at a restaurant/bar and have a conversation”.
19. Join Nanowrimo…2012… and actually finish my novel!
20. Have my nude painting done. Finally.
21. Take a walk somewhere unfamiliar and watch the sunrise or sunset.
22. Try on another “extreme” sport like white water rafting, paragliding, or wake-boarding…
and brush up on my surfing! 23. Take blogging to new heights.
Establish my consultancy business.
Volunteer my time to a charity cause close to my heart. 26. Get out of debt.
Rephrasing this to… “
Make Mo’ Money!” … might as well focus on the positive right?
27. Take on more teaching classes.
28. Buy a beach front property.
Try on having a “man-friend”, just for size.
30. Actively participate in my son’s parents organization.
31. Start saving up for my African safari trip for 2013.
32. Try an art journal.
33. Leave poetry notes in random places and sit somewhere to watch people’s reaction when they find them.
33. Thank a teacher.
34. Get neighborly.
35. Get tested. For everything.
36. Meditate, pray, become aware.
37. Protect my identity.
38. Grow something edible.
39. Get a dog.
40. Be an organ donor.
41. Make smiling a priority. 42. Make something with my hands.
43. Create an original piece of art using any kind of material.
44. Be a model citizen.
45. Get healthy. Eat healthy. Cook for my heart.
46. Be disaster-ready.
47. Make a list of things that scare me and do one thing every month.
47. Forgive the past. 48. Get busy.
49. Start dreaming and make a dream mission statement for each one to help me focus.
50. When my no-shopping-diet is over, I intend to be a bargain hunter.
De-Clutter. Keep my home a haven of all beautiful things I love.
I didn’t manage to cross off everything as you can see, but I don’t feel like I “failed” or anything like that. I did the best I can, I had fun (a lot!), travelled whenever I could (rather, made time to travel), made it a point to face and speak my truth and live the life I wanted (that wasn’t without consequences but I believe…I know I’m moving towards the direction that’s right for me), stood up for what I believe in and took responsibility for my actions (which made me feel so much more powerful and stronger as a person and as a woman)…and a host of other things that are not in the list.
I’m not going to expound on the things I did manage to cross off (or not cross off for that matter) and I’m not going to put up another list here just yet for this year, or in such a hurry as I did last year.
Rather, I feel like mulling over it for the next couple of weeks. This is a transitional period in my life after all – one I feared at the beginning, but now…now I can’t wait to just…do it!
Jump off the cliff…
And see what it takes so I can fly high in 2013.