to do many things, but on this particular day, said resolutions are inspired by The Rejectionist’s yearly testing of next year’s resolution for the month of December. I will still call them ‘Practices to Enact’, I think, because that has a nicer ring to it. Regardless, here’s how things will go down:
*Eat less pastries/cookies/sweets in general. I failed miserably at the attempt in November (I blame it on my birthday. And getting engaged) but hope to have more peer pressure this time and actually succeed. That and I need to take it easy before the sugar-fest of holiday time.
*Write every freaking day. Either in this here blog, or in my personal journal, or in the lovely little Greenway notebook that was my goodbye present from Laura K upon ending my LVC year at the Coalition, or poetry in the snow. Whatever. Write write write write.
*Start budgeting. Like really think about the things I spend $$ on now, the things Benjamin and I will want/need to spend $$ on in the future, and map it out. At this precise moment in time I am not living paycheck to paycheck by any means, but with bike adventures/possible house/a plethora of awesome community activities in the future, it would be enormously helpful to actually track my spending and have a real reason to save for lovely things in the future. Maybe I’ll make an art project out of it…
*Keep my Facebook-note promise to write at least one letter to a friend at least once a week. Thus far I have only done this once, which is unacceptable. This could also help with PtE #2, come to think of it.
*Make progress on growing mushrooms and my t-shirt quilt. I’ve been working on the latter for years, and thinking about the former for months, and have been in stasis. But on Tuesday I bought batting and thread for the quilt (and also decided I should sign up for the beginning handquilting class at the quilt shop in February/March taught by a 90 year old lady), so it’s going to happen this time.
December, commence! Now I expect all of you wonderful people to ask me how these things are going so that I’m held accountable 🙂