This is the last of the Best of 2009 Blog Challenge. I finished 16 out of 31 prompts. Not too shabby considering I found this challenge on December 27th! Here’s to better planning next year.
Taking the time to reflect on the past year in this way has helped me see what a great year it was. I blame all of you for that!
December 31 Resolution you wish you’d stuck with. (You know, there’s always next year…)
I’m not a big resolution maker. At least not a public one. I, like most people, failed to keep them year after year, so I eventually stopped making them.
Until last year.
By the end of December last year, I’d had a really good run of consistent yoga classes and I was feeling amazing. I decided that I would try to do some yoga every day in January. I figured I would start small – just a month – to see how it went. I made a spread sheet to keep track of my progress and did pretty well for the first few weeks until I got a virus, broke my resolution and abandoned the project.
The second part of my secret non-resolution project was a bit more successful. After years of spending all my music hours almost exclusively on The Old97’s and Rhett Miller solo albums (Best Night Out and Best Album of 2009 – oh look! 2 more prompts just answered!), I decided to use January to expand my musical horizons.
During my Old97’s fast I listened to a new album a day. New didn’t necessarily mean newly released, it meant a different album everyday in January. I made it farther than with the yoga, however I still didn’t manage new music everyday.
This year, I’ve decided to try both these projects again(without the 97s fast!), but this time for the whole year.
In 2010, I am going to do some sort of yoga and listen to new music everyday.
Please leave comments about classes I should go to, teachers you find inspiring, poses you love and music I shouldn’t miss. Hell, if you come across a book you can’t stop reading, be sure to tell me about that too!
Sometimes I get stuck in a rut and I’m counting on all of you to help me diversify.