Saturday, January 8, 2011

Guidelines for 2011

I'm not much for resolutions. Mainly because life happens and things change and fall by the resolutions are more like guidelines, which help me change and better myself. For example, last year I set a resolution that I'd try to do a triathlon. Unfortunately that didn't happen because of grad school/pool/wedding scheduling issues, but I did run a half marathon, which I personally think is an equal accomplishment.

Anyways, below you'll find a few of the guidelines I hope to live by this year...

- Complete my MA and take steps towards a fulfilling and rewarding career.
- Smile more, even at perfect strangers
- Move, sweat or get my heart rate up for at least 30 minutes every day
- Re learn how to knit
- Stand up straight (ie practice yoga more often for posture reasons)
- Surprise Jon in a good way(somehow- I can never catch this guy off guard, he knows me well)
- Grow something edible
- Cook through Moosewood
- Wear lipstick sometimes
- Try for another 1/2 marathon

What are your resolutions or guidelines for 2011?


AbbieBabble said...

I love these guidelines!

For once, I'm avoiding resolutions all together. Except to wear mascara sometimes when I feel like it. But it feels kind of good to have my only real resolution be to keep on keeping on- and it sounds like your guidelines are kind of the same!

Julia (Color Me Green) said...

yeah if i had so much going on with grad school and everything like you, i don't think i'd have the brain space to make resolutions either. i'm not really doing resolutions, just continuing my 26 things list, which i just posted about.