I had started writing this post on New Year’s Day but had left it hanging and unfinished as a draft. I had a list of 2007 Resolutions and 2007 Goals. I often cannot help but be carried away with everyone setting theirs — but I think I’m going into 2007 with a more realistic approach. Like Jher, I’m setting goals. So I totally erased my list of resolutions without even going over it and starting fresh with list of goals. Call it my wish list or task list for the year ahead. My target is to accomplish even just two-thirds of what I write here.
My 2007 Goals
1. Watch something on Broadway or Off-Broadway (or even off-off-Broadway) at least once a quarter. You’d think that being in the same state where the Great White Way would make me a Broadway patron. Nope. I only managed one musicale this year, and that was an anniversary gift: The Wedding Singer, five rows from the front. So far we’ve managed to average one a year. Not too good — so that needs some working on.
2. Get back into shape and into my size 10 clothes again. A month ago, I was a size 14. Over the holidays, when I shopped, I was pleasantly surprised to realize I could now fit into a 12. While I had managed to slide down to an 8 before I got pregnant, I’m setting a reasonable goal — a 10. Besides, half my clothes are 10s and I’d like to start wearing them again.
3. Go to the gym at least once a week. This is to the end of accomplishing no. 2.
4. Keep my reading pace and finish at least one book a month. I had lost count of the books I’ve read but I think I’m off to a good start.
5. Do more crafts. The only crafts I really did in 2006 was my scrapbooking. I want to be able to do more knitting, crochetting and cross stitching.. at least one project for each in 2007.
6. Be creative in cooking again. I used to read magazines and research recipes — with my new stove and oven, I’ve fond renewed inspiration to do this again.
7. Read more to Angel and start him drawing and writing. We’ve started reading him bedtime stories and I think he’s now ready for longer stories to be read in chapters. I also think it’s time to get him crayons and maybe some watercolor we can use during the weekends together.
8. Get my attic organized. Not just my space, but the whole attic, so we can get the living space organized, too.
9. Get rid of the clothes I no longer wear. Sometimes, it’s so hard to get rid of something not because I wish they’d go back in fashion but because I just liked wearing something at one point in time. This time, I know I need to start making room for the ones I do wear. Besides, Mom’s special project, giving away clothes to her poor kababayans in Bulan, Sorsogon can always use additional items.
10. Become conversant in French by June or before I return to Paris, whichever comes first. I’m keeping my fingers crossed I will be able to return to Paris in 2007, and hopefully, just as Alan and I have been planning, with Angel in tow. It sure would be nice if I can at least converse somehow in passable French by then.
Here’s to a prosperous and blessed New year for all of us!