I'm not one for resolutions really. I don't say I'm going to lose weight, go to the gym more or other things that may or may not happen and may or may not matter. Instead, I add things to my goals list. The things I want to get done that I didn't try in the past year. In 2011, I was able to cross off some things on my to-do list: ziplining, paragliding, whale watching, visiting the Santa Monica Pier, tried ceviche, and other things big and small that I've always wanted to try.
2011 was a great year. It was about building upon work put in from all the past years and finally reaching a next step in my career and what I want to do and be in my life. Maybe it was turning 30 and getting out of the "learning" decade of my 20s but now I feel I want to put all that learning to work.
New adventures in 2012 will include more travel, more accomplishments all while balancing the things that will always be my first priority: my relationships.
So far, I only have three things on my 2012 to-do list: get a passport, travel, write more. I want to visit Greece, Italy, Spain and go back to New York. I want to explore San Francisco and Napa Valley and have tentative plans for these places already in the works. I want to really concentrate on the kind of book I want to write. For so long, it's been too many ideas and notes and not enough pages and continuity. I feel this is the year that I'll have a finished product.
2011 has been a lot of learning and growing with a lot of blessings. I hope for that and more in 2012. What's on your list?