Happy 2011! It feels so good to start a new year, even if it's all in your head. I have lots of ideas that I am so excited to start working on. Do you keep new year's resolutions? I never really used to until one year I decided I would stop drinking soda. It was really tough the first couple months; I'd beg my mom to allow me just a sip of her cola (like it was a drug). But by the end of the year I did it! No more cravings for the carbonated drink. I drink soda every now and then but not nearly the daily basis I used to! Since then, I've realized that I can accomplish a lot if I set my mind to it. Seriously, quitting soda, as simple as it is, sounded impossible to me at the time.
So here it is, my goals for 2011:
+ Start running. I've never enjoyed running...ever. But I want to see if I can do it. My goal is to run more than one mile non-stop.
+ Be friendlier. I am a shy person and it comes off rude, but I'm not trying to be!
+ Take more risks.
+ Take a photo every day. My friend and I started a joint blog to motivate each other and I'll be posting my photos here as well.
+ Take bread baking more seriously. I have so many ideas swirling in my head about this. The Tartine Bread book is so inspirational!
+ Get better at photography. As in, maybe stop photographing in aperture priority. Am I a fake if don't use my camera in full manual? + Take better care of my appearance. Just general grooming and upkeep, nothing fancy. I think I dropped the ball on this last year. For example, I got one hair cut in February and another in December. To say my hair was really unhealthy and rough and scraggly is an understatement.
I have a few more things I'd like to accomplish, like moving out, set up my business legitimately, and try doing the no impact experiment, but they aren't quite set in stone like the ones above.
What are your goals for the new year?