Sunday, January 1, 2017

Day1 - Ground Zero

My Facebook is full of New Years Eve photos of people celebrating, drinking, partying etc. 
Somehow I never envisioned myself doing that. Ever. I like staying in, wearing my comfortable PJ's, eating food, drinking a good wine, watching TV and just chit chatting in general. That's my jam, really. 

I am really not going to retrospect on 2016 because I am here to talk about what lies ahead.
No resolutions this time around. I have my own bucket list for 2017 and lets see how that progresses:

1. Write everyday. I really want to write everyday and last year I fell in a deep dark pit where I couldn't even construct sentences. Thoughts to posts became a monstrous challenge. This year, I really want to write more. Short posts to keep the momentum going. Writing 365 posts would be a dream and an achievement. I want to keep it real and my target is around 100. Too optimistic?

2. Run more. I ran somewhere between 600-700 miles this year which is far less than my usual. I didn't run any races. There were valid reasons. I was advised to stay off running for a while. It was hard but I did and this year I want to run more. I also want to participate in a lot of events. I have a number in mind

3. Be more creative - Learn new things. Draw. Create. Recycle. This year I have to showcase my art somewhere. I have to participate in a craft fair. Yes, thats the plan

4. Cook More. I had stopped cooking somewhere in the middle of last year and I really want to get back to it. I want to cook more. Eat fresh and healthy

5. Shop Less. Yes - I have been on a shopping spree lately. I need to cut back on it. It is not just about saving money but I need to stop accumulating junk. I have decided that I will detox my wardrobe every few months. I need to start getting rid of things which have outlived their usefulness

6. Cut back on sugar. I tried this last year and felt great for a few days and then all of a sudden started craving for sugar again. I don't think I can give up on sugar but can definitely cut back a little

7. Skydiving - Yes, that's the plan

8. New Orleans - I am not even going to list out travel in my bucket list.  I keep traveling from time to time. I love that I can afford to travel with my job. Ever since I was a kid, I have always been fascinated by this place, its history and what it has to offer. I was pretty tied up with work last year and couldn't plan this but no excuses

9. Attend more broadway shows and concerts. I did two last year and was blown away. I want to continue with this tradition

10.  Snowshoeing - Because I am a total failure at skiing

Howzzat for day-1? Not bad, eh? 
Ciao..

2 comments:

  1. Looking forward to read your posts. Good resolutions. Happy new year. Everyday is challenging, best of luck for that challenge. Taking your paintings to art fair sounds exciting.

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