Ringing in 2012

2011 was a hectic year. Here’s a list in no particular order:

  • I got married.
  • I went to Seattle.
  • I went to New Hampshire.
  • I read more books in 2011 than I did in 2010.
  • I returned to blogging.
  • I started lifting weights.
  • I ran 3 5k’s.
  • I spent a lot of time in my garden this spring, summer & fall.
  • I started writing letters.
  • I worked on my poetry manuscript.
  • I discovered I love Twin Peaks.
  • I cooked some new recipes (soup, cookies & pasta).
  • Our family dog, Basil, died December 23rd.
  • A friend and colleague died in Madrid a few weeks ago. 
  • My husband found a job & lost a job.
  • I took my students to the IMA and the IRT. 

 In 2012 I’d like to:

  • Write more poems.
  • Take up yoga.
  • Own some Zebra Finches.
  • Go on a trip with my husband to a state other than IN or PA.
  • Cook more vegetarian meals.
  • Plant more flowers/shrubs.
  • Read more books & magazines.
  • Complete my promotion portfolio to Associate Professor.
  • Improve my teaching & be more creative/innovative.
  • Work on a photography project.
  • Join a neighborhood book club. 
  • Keep working out & run some more 5k’s.

I’m not big on “resolutions” because I think it puts unnecessary stress on people which sets them up for failure. I prefer to think of my list as an ongoing list of goals that I’m continuously building on.

I wish you all the best for the remainder of 2011 and I’ll see you in 2012.

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