I already made resolutions of sorts when I posted my list of 25 (actually 26) things to do before turning 26 in November. I'm not making new resolutions now, but have revisited the list and will continue to work my way through these goals and others as they come.
More importantly, a recent sad event served as a reminder that tomorrow isn't promised today. It forced me to reflect and realize I'm doubly glad that my life is on the right path now, because as cheesy as it sounds, life is too precious to let it pass by. It was a reminder to do the things that make us happy, and to not just think about them, but to make them happen. So that is my real new years resolution: to keep making the good things happen.
Visit Gina in Colorado. 11/4-11/8 recap pending
Visit little miss homebuyer Caitlin's new house upstate. 8/21 a night at her lakeview bungalow with a fire pit!
Visit the Jersey shore with my family. last weekend of August
Have a dance party in an apartment. 7/24 one of Jamie's infamous dance parties until the sun came up.
Stay up until sunrise. see #4
Attend more concerts. have been good about going to about 4 shows a month.
10. Get a tattoo, or think about getting one. decided not to get one because i am worried about putting toxic inks into my body.
Trim my hair. 12/25/2011
Write something every day. started a journal to write at least a sentence or more about each day.
Write a new song. 9/9/10 done, several written since then.
Play a show at Rockwood Music Hall. it's harder to get a show at Rockwood then I thought. played four shows in 2011.
Audition for a choir. 8/15/10 waitlisted. not currently interested in joining a choir again.
23. Fit into my skinny pants. decided i don't care as long as i know i'm getting my exercises in by bike commuting and feel healthy
24. Model in a shoot for my photographer friend. she shot my band photos but still no solo promo photos.
Knit a scarf. 10/19/10 birthday gift for a friend. March 2011 knit a scarf for myself as well.
Get a new job. 9/9/10 new position at same organization....1/4/11 new job at new organization!!