2016 Resolutions

It’s that time of year again.

My goals… sometimes followed up by more realistic goals.

  • Run 100 miles in 10 weeks.
    • Run 100 miles in 6 months?
    • Run 100 miles this year.
    • …run 10 miles this year.
    • Walk places.
  • Yoga.
    • Buy 30 yoga classes.
    • …buy 10 yoga classes.
    • Buy a yoga mat?
    • Watch a YouTube yoga video.
    • Get a yoga app?
    • Stretch a couple times this year.
  • Save $10,000.
    • Save at least $8000.
    • Really, even saving $5000 would be amazing.
  • Get a part-time job at a library!
  • Apply to grad schools and PhD programs.
    • Library Science
    • Anthropology
  • Read 100 books this year.
    • Read 50 books this year…?
    • Read at least 25 books this year.
  • Learn Spanish.
    • Try to learn Spanish.
    • Read La Casa de Los Espíritus and El Orden Alfabetico and Memorias de Mis Putas Tristes.
      • En español
      • Y, también, quiero escribir un cuento en español.
    • Think about buying Rosetta Stone.
    • Don’t buy Rosetta Stone, because Saving Money goals.
    • Give up and watch Pan’s Labyrinth with subtitles.
  • Move somewhere awesome.
    • Move to Hawaii.
    • Move to Seattle.
    • Move to Champaign-Urbana.
    • Move to Zanzibar.
    • Move to Fiji.
    • Move to the Moon.
  • Try to go surfing.
    • How much does it cost to go surfing?
    • Will I need to buy a surf board?
    • Maybe this should be a 2017 resolution.
  • Try to go scuba diving.
    • How much is scuba diving?
    • Another 2017 resolution, probably.
  • Write more.
    • Write 50,000 words this year.
    • Hey, if NaNoWriMo folks can write 50,000 words in one month, I sure as hell can do it in a year.
  • Kiss in the rain.
    • This is probably a try it once kind of thing. It’s probably one of those things that sounds more cool/romantic/fun than it actually is.
  • Go vegan.
    • Go vegetarian?
    • Eat healthier…
    • Eat less ice cream…
    • Don’t eat ice cream every single day…
    • Go at least 1 month without eating any ice cream. Goals!
      • Does that include milkshakes?
      • But I like milkshakes.
      • I don’t like this goal.
  • Lose 5000 lbs!
    • Lose 5 lbs.
    • I’ll just skip this and go straight to a better goal: Gain 25lbs. I’ll win the New Year!
    • Learn to love myself the way I am, because I hate exercise and I love ice cream.
  • Get a pedicure.
  • Go to a spa.
  • Get a massage.
  • See Niagara Falls.
  • See the Grand Canyon.
  • Hug a rainbow tree.
  • See the giant Sequoias.
  • Visit Provincetown.
  • Go hiking on a volcano.

Maybe I’ll even actually accomplish some of these.

See you all next year. Happy Holidays!!!


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