December 13 – Action. When it comes to aspirations, it’s not about ideas. It’s about making ideas happen. What’s your next step?
My next step? Well I feel like the next step is to clean things up so I can find a fresh start. I have art to make, words to write, a trip to plan and the next step for all those is to just get started. I need to find friends and I don't know how to get started there. I have some vague ideas. I have 2 concrete ideas: another Arts Center class and getting ahold of that lady Jennifer told me about. It's frustrating to know there are so many fantastic art ladies right here in my own town and not knowing how to hang out with them (and not feeling like I belong hanging out with them). Oh, and making some money is a necessary next step, but Bleh to that.
December 17 – Lesson Learned. What was the best thing you learned about yourself this past year? And how will you apply that lesson going forward?
I am capable of way more than I think. I am going to expect more of myself in 2011.
December 18 – Try. What do you want to try next year? Is there something you wanted to try in 2010? What happened when you did / didn’t go for it?
This year I tried a lot of things, some of them worked out and some didn't. But even when they didn't work out I was still glad I tried. I want to try lots of things in 2011 = *being more consistent with things I like doing *finding some friends *hosting an art party *taking Hannah to foreign countries *making books *being more organized *being more cheerful *becoming a great walker *being more calm *writing more *posting more *taking more photos *taking another class *binding on my own *staying positive
December 19 – Healing. What healed you this year? Was it sudden, or a drip-by-drip evolution? How would you like to be healed in 2011?
Allowing myself to let go and experience the healing was what did it this year. Both an evolution and a sudden change. In 2011 I'd like to be healed in any way I can.
December 22 – Travel How did you travel in 2010? How and/or where would you like to travel next year?
In 2010 I travelled by car, bus, train and plane! It was a great travel year. In the spring I went to visit my friend Mat in NYC. While I was there I took a side trip to visit friends in PA. In the summer we went to Washington DC, and Hannah and I took a weekend trip to NYC for my birthday. Right after Thanksgiving, Hannah and I went to Disney World for a week with my brother. Mixed in there I took several small trips to my mom's house in SouthEast Kansas.
Next year I would love to go somewhere warm in February to help myself survive the winter. Debra and I had talked about going to Mexico but it's looking doubtful which is sad because we would have a super fantastic time lounging on the Mayan Riviera in the middle of February.
But! I am saving up all the travel energy for the the graduation trip to the magical islands of Ireland, Scotland and England with Hannah in the fall. It might include a day trip to Paris. I'm trying to figure out how it could also include several days in Rome.