Saturday, January 2, 2010

Happy New Year!

This January, it's not only the start of a New Year: it's also the start of a new decade! And even though that makes me feel ancient [yes, I know, at only 23], I am excited for what this decade will hold. Over the past 10 years a lot has changed, both in my personal life and in the world. A review:

I entered high school.
I graduated high school.
I entered college.
I graduated college.
I got my first apartment, job, etc.

September 11, 2001.
Our first black president.
Our first minority president.
The iPod was invented.

And of course I could go on and on. Maybe later, in fact, I will elaborate. But for now, it is time for the ever-planned, never-followed New Years' resolutions. I have already failed in my goal to eat healthier [read: McDonald's and sushi yesterday, Svea today.], and I haven't been to the gym yet. [Okay, it really is only the second day of the year. But, not a good start.]

But this year I do have other resolutions that won't make me feel so unsuccessful when I fail, and there is more possibility that I will, in fact, succeed. Here's the rundown:

1. Do a Project365.
I definitely take enough pictures [I mean, do normal people have 15,000 photos in their iPhoto library?]. But the challenge will be to a)take a photo every single day, b) to be satisfied with a lesser standard [i.e. with my not-so-nice Nikon Powershot] and to c)well, take a photo every day. But I'm really excited about it. I'm going to do it over at fotolog, and here's the link. I hope you will follow!

2. Give up soda.
I realize that I don't really drink that much soda when I'm in Chicago anyway, but I will have to stop drinking it when I go home and when it is free, which is the real reason why I don't drink it [it's expensive.]  But it will save me cost in calories.

3. Be less competitive.
It's probably impossible to complete eradicate my competitive nature. But, I think that to be less competitive will improve my self-esteem, and also make me less judgmental of others. Both excellent thinks to cultivate, I think.

and finally 4. Read the Bible in a Year.
I tried this last year with my friend Lauren and I failed miserably. But I am encouraged this year because it is a fresh start, and I have more time on my hands [I don't read homework all the time any more and go to bed earlier.].

I think these goals are manageable, and I am actually excited about them! So, here's to 2010: a new year, and a new decade. I want to live it like it's going to be the best year of my life. With that attitude, it just might be.

1 comment:

Ashley Joy said...

All good goals and I know you can do them! I'll cheer you on. :)