My resolutions don’t follow the normal pattern of “quit this” and “lose that.” I used to do that, but all it did was lead me down the path to trite jokes involving giving up my New Year’s resolutions for Lent. 1)Especially funny to those who know I don’t observe Lent .
I use the same philosophy on resolutions that I use when I go on one of my vegetarian cooking sprees: I focus on what I want to gain. I focus on what I want to try, the experiences I want to have. I focus on all the cool stuff that life has to offer that I want to try.
Part of being human is being imperfect. Rather than pursue perfection (have you met a perfect person who is both happy and NOT alarmingly glassy-eyed?) I choose to pursue interest. Simple, flavorful, joyful interest.
For 2011, I resolve to:
- Cook two souffles. I haven’t cooked a souffle’ since my early twenties. This year, I resolve to cook two. A dessert souffle, and a savory souffle. I’ll post about it on
Magickal Realismblog. Yes, you can come to dinner, just BYOB. Also, wear something fabulous – if you come over, I must take pictures!
- To get further into Dreamweaver before I start crying.
- To stay in a bed and breakfast. I’ve never done that before. If my husband is nice, I’ll invite him to come with me.
- To find something that makes me laugh out loud at least twice a week. I’d say every day, but I’m a tough audience.
- To get my closet as close to exactly how I want it as I possibly can. This will not result in the stuff you see in Real Simple . College students and those with 5 roommates may find it alarming and inspiring, however. I really am committed to that whole small-space living lifestyle.
- To read one page of something dense, frequently quoted, probably boring and culturally significant. I’m thinking War and Peace . If it’s really unbearable, I’ll just tear out the pages and use them in an art project.
- To take one introductory French class.
- To write down or record every bad poem that trots through my head. Soon or later one of them will come in handy for a prank.
- To spend more quality time with my camera.
- To get my hands on a room divider screen. I have a Fat Chic related project that calls for one.
If I don’t get to all of the above, I’ll just defer it to the next year. This is especially true on Dreamweaver.
What are your new year’s resolutions? If anyone else plans to take on a closet re-design, I so want to see pictures!
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