I know some people are a bit cynical about resolutions, I don’t know how many times you hear on tv, or even from people you know, that resolutions are hopeless and you end up giving up on them within a few months, weeks or even days. That may be true, for some people, but I take my resolutions pretty seriously.
Maybe it’s because my birthday is in late December, so it really DOES feel like a new year for me, a time for me to think about arriving at a new age and what I want to make of it. So, now I’m 25 and I’m thinking, what do I want to accomplish at 25?
Here are a few things, some trivial, others not so much:
- write a cook-book: this will be just for myself, I’m not actually thinking of trying to get it published or anything. I’ll self publish it on Blurb or Lulu and it will consist of some of my favorite vegetarian meals that I fix up for myself, like vegan Udon. It’ll be nice to have all my ideas in one spot and it will also be something I can give to a few of my friends who have asked me about vegetarian stuff.
- get at least one art show: I gotta try to show my work more consistently, but I don’t want to feel overwhelmed by a lofty goal. One show this year will suffice I think, and hopefully, it will keep the ball rolling.
- run once a week: I hate running, but you gotta do what you gotta do… despite my relatively healthy lifestyle of yoga, walking the dog daily, not eating meat, and staying away from eggs and dairy for the most part, I still have high cholesterol (a genetic trait) and I think increasing my cardio is the last piece of the puzzle to helping to treat that.
- get into a yoga teacher training program: I started thinking about this last May, and now I at least feel a little closer to this goal. When I first thought about it, it seemed pretty unattainable. Now I know I at least have the persistence to continue my yoga practice everyday, and I’ve found myself in poses I never thought I could do. I started teaching private lessons this month, with one student, so I’m getting the experience and feel for teaching, now I just gotta save up the money so I can dive deeper into my training and get certified.
- move out on my own: I don’t know how it will happen, but it’s gotta happen this year. I never realized how much I need a space of my own until this year. I just hope I’m able to finally get some kind of financial stability so that I can move out. Searching for work has been pretty fruitless so I have to start thinking more creatively. It scares me to think that I could be in the same position I’m in next December, so I’m trying to stay positive.
- run once a week (i tried doing 3 days a week and that lasted a month, I think 1 day is attainable enough)
- eat more vegetables and less processed foods
- Move out this year (PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE LET THIS ONE HAPPEN)