Tomorrow is New Year’s Eve and that means it’s time to take a moment to reflect on the last year before looking forward.
So before I go forward, I’m revisiting my 2010 resolutions and how I did in accomplishing them.
- Sign up for dance classes – Signed up through Groupon but never went. FAIL.
- Run a 5k (and start the Couch to 5k program) – Yep, another FAIL
- Be a better friend and daughter – I don’t know if I can answer this but I’ll give myself a….HALF PASS
- Start a knitting project (other than a scarf) and FINISH it – Another FAIL. My previous knitting group disbanded and I’ve been lazy since
- Make one new recipe a month – WIN! This year, I posted a total of 25 recipes. Weeee!
- Be more active in blogging communities in addition to my blog – Um, HALF PASS. Honestly, I’ve been scaling back my presence on the blog and in other communities because I need to focus on my non-blog life.
So clearly these resolutions were a bust and then I realized, I need to keep it simple. So it keep it simple, I need to reflect on 2010 again to come up with 2011’s resolution.
2010 was all about change for me, some better than others. Relationships with friends and family changed, some for better and worse. For the first time ever, I felt like I had to really forge my own path without some of my closest people with me and it was scary as sh*t.
But it allowed me to try a lot of new things, mainly forcing myself to cook more and travel solo. The latter being my biggest achievement this year. In 2010, I visited Nola, Vegas, San Fran/Napa and Colorado, with only Vegas being the only trip I didn’t do fully or 50% solo. That is huge. And now, the biggest adventure is yet to come: Italy.
So in looking at all the places I visited, people I spent time with, things I read, ate and explored, I realized pretty easily my main goal for 2011:
Keep trying new things.
I did this in 2010 and I want to keep that trend going without putting specifics or limitations on me. I want to go where opportunities are and try the things I’ve been too scared to do. So whatever that is, watch out!
What are your 2011 resolutions?