As in previous years, some goals to work towards:
1. Write a will.
Kathleen has been on my case to get this done for YEARS. It would also be a load off my mind. I'm happy to say I've already lined up my executor.
2. Crochet an Afghan of Love.
I've have more than enough yarn for more than enough time. It's a metaphor; as I realize the metaphor, I hope what it represents is realized as well.
3. Take a picture of every bath I take (and exceptional showers), and post them to a bathing blog.
Very excited about this goal! It's a great goal for me on several levels including creativity, relaxation, intellect, and even finances.
4. Meditate once a week.
This will likely be the most difficult goal as I have the most resistance to it. I'm not 'shoulding' myself here, it just that much of me recognizes the importance and benefit of this will have, while a small part clings to some long held and outdated ideas of control. Coaxing the small, but highly influential, part away form Degrassi:TNG on Sunday mornings may prove difficult.
5. Keep a receipt for everything I buy, and organize them.
I've supposedly been doing this since the spring, but I miss some here and there which defeats the purpose. The financial planner I saw indicated that when I'm buying "stuff", I'm actually making a choice: "stuff" vs financial security/school/goals. I'm interested to see just what I'm choosing. Indeed.
6. Stick to a LUSH budget. My budget increases by 5 dollars in each category for every month that I do not purchase. When I purchase, the budget is over and I have to wait until December 1, 2009 to make any more purchases in that category. The budget rule becomes null and void if I run out of product (HA!). Base budgets are as follows:
Bath products(bubble bars, bombs, and melts): $30
Soaps(includes regular soaps & buttercreams): $15
Shower Gels(includes shower jellies, excludes scrubs and smoothies): $10
Massage Bars (excludes Wiccy and After 8:30 as they are therapeutic): $5
7. Watch 100 films that I've never seen before.
After much internal debate, Ive decided NOT to count TV series. This will be a challenge, and my even merritt its own blog: Red Carpet, Red Schmarpit.
8. Get a massage once a month.
After the massage i got a couple of days ago, this is just necessary. I'm one tense mofo.
9. Make a 4-6 minute comedy film.
If I don't make this a goal, I'll probably drop the class. Someone left some of kind of religious/Jesus card in LUSH yesterday; it basically said, don't worry if you don't have all the tools to make it to your destination, that's what the journey is for. I'll thank the universe in general, not necessarily just Jesus, and say "message received".
10. Join a yoga class in September.
This is perhaps the most loaded of all my goals; it requires me to be in shape in order to get to yoga; I have to work on certain muscle groups and make sure they're strong, get my body active, and make sure I'm eating properly (nothing like some twists to let you know how your stomach feels about you), have $ for it, and make time in schedule. I've given the most time to prepare for this one.
My fav part of New Year's day is that it all just seems so compeltely possible. Everything does.