Friday, January 06, 2006

the list

After much pondering and inspiration from y'all and consultation with my therapist/barista at Tony's Cafe, I have prepared a draft list of New Year's resolutions. Notice: all resolutions are subject to change without notice.

personal
  • Stop thinking that my job is the most important thing there is.
  • Go to yoga at least once a week.
  • Stop being so G-darn bossy, especially to Sis and HWWLLB.
  • Wear something I knit once in a while (I have become the butt of jokes at Stitch & Bitch. They just don't get it. I don't feel the need to wear the things I make - I recently learned the term "process knitter" to describe this very phenomenon. But I will do it - to avoid further mockery).
  • Practice violin at least three times per week.
  • Look up new vocabulary words once in a while.
work-related
  • Become a kick-ass fundraiser! Raise twice as much money as last year!
  • Spend more time enjoying the wonderful people I get to meet through work.
saving the world
  • Eschew plastic. No more plastic take-out containers, no more toxic Nalgene bottles, no more plastic bags from the grocery store. I have around 100 canvas bags and I'm darn well going to use them.
  • Buy less crap. Crap includes: new clothes, anything from Target (even things with amazing ylang-ylang nano elf technology), and especially things that I justify purchasing by thinking about how the item will make my life better. Crap does not include: yarn, pricey Japanese-made knitting tools, or things purchased at thrift stores (it's my list and I'll write my own definitions, thank you).
If you're still working on your resolutions, the NC Conservation Network suggests some good ones you can file under the "saving the world" heading.

I feel so free.

4 comments:

  1. I like how you included a list of exceptions to your "do not buy crap" resolution. Sneaky!

    Where do you take Yoga. I've been thinking of starting but need someplace to go.

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  2. Still working on mine. Mine, as in singular. I simply can't fathom being able to tackle more than ONE. I think I could, though, eschew plastic grocery bags.

    Yours, though, are good, noble and worthy. I hope you're able to stick to them.

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  3. Wow! I'm soo freaked out about the Nalgene bottles because I have several and drink water out of them 24/7!
    My husband and I have been trying to get pregnant for a year and a half...I'm considering not using them now but I don't know what else to carry.

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  4. yay for your resolutions! i love them. and the blog, it's great.
    luv, heather

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