Resolutions for 2012:
-Live on a budget
-Run a half-marathon
-Church shop (for real this time)
-Volunteer once a month
-Go on a bike ride once a month
-Another road trip, please!
2011 was a big year for me, with a new job, new apartment in a new town and my first big purchase of a new car. This year, instead of attempting to acquire new skills and experiences, I’d like to focus on the great things I already have in my life. There are a few things that helped make last year amazing, and I know I’ll have them to make this one great as well:
Coffee. I don’t care if it’s an “addiction.” It’s delicious, reviving, and calorie-free.
Running. I never thought I’d see the day where I spoke highly of running, but there’s something empowering about hitting your stride.
My job. The long work days can be wearing, but not many people get paid to talk to interesting people and learn about new things every day, do they?
Happy hour. Because at the end of a long workday, there can be as silver lining. And by silver lining, I mean salted rim.
Music. Pace setting, car dancing, lonely apartment listening. A song for every occasion.
Texas 4000. The experience still affects my life every day. I met amazing friends through it, learned the power of camaraderie and am continuously encouraged to set goals fit for a bad ass.
Challenges. They’ll always be present, so might as well embrace them.
Technology. I knock people’s co-dependence on their iphone, but I’m thankful for the ability to speak to my friend in Egypt in real time, to find story ideas on the internet, and to find my way to destinations with my wonderful GPS.
Friends/family. I learned last year that friends will come and go, and I’m thankful for all of them. Also, my sister is the bomb.
To being alone, together.