||[Jan. 13th, 2010|01:04 am]
Last January I made resolutions for the first time in a long time. Let's see how that worked out:|Go to Al-Anon meetings I went to one. I didn't love it but wanted to go to more to keep checking it out. It never really happened and I realize on the nights I have free there are just so many other things I want/need to do. Be more self-sufficient about biking (sub-resolutions: next time I need my tire patched, try to do the whole thing by myself before I ask for help; have friends or West Town bikes teach me a few basic things about maintenance) This is another "kinda." I can definitely patch a tire by myself. I don't know a whole lot else that I would like to know, but I could probably replace my brake cables and that kind of stuff if I needed to. Take advantage of every opportunity to ref in another city Become a WFTDA Certified Referee at Level 2
Be more pro-active with Pomegranate Health Collective I had periods of goodness with this, but also a lot of slacking. I'm going to forward it to 2010.
Read more I read a bit, but not as much as I'd like to.
Import the rest of my CDs into my computer, decide which ones I really want to keep, and try to sell the rest online (or otherwise get rid of them) Totally broken hard drive put a wrench in this process; had to start over in the fall.
Learn to cook five things I can only think of one: black bean burgers. I'm forwarding this one too.
Buy less stuff I feel pretty good about this one, and not just because I was broke most of the year.
Pay bills when they come This started off good, but I'm slacking again.
Write letters again, two or more a month TOTAL FAIL.
Keep my bedroom cleaner On and off...lately definitely off.
Figure out two or more things we can change as a household to live more sustainably I switched to cleaning with vinegar and water instead of chemicals, and flush the toilet less. Still want to do better though. Learn or make up five new cupcake recipes, including a good gluten-free one Now I want to find a good vegan gluten-free one!
Learn to drive a stick shift
If I can afford it:
Try yoga classes
Start paying off my student loans
Get my IL social work license
Get my tattoo(s) Thanks, friends, for the birthday present!!!
Take a cake decorating class
Get new skates
So basically I killed all the derby ones, and most of the rest I did sort of or not at all. And it wasn't exactly a resolution but I feel a lot of growth in dealing with my issues of taking care of people and their problems, and also a lot of growth in my attitude about my partners' other partners. I'm currently dating 3 people in one close group of friends, while maintaining an awesome friendship with my ex whom I was with for 2 years, who is dating 3 people, 1 of whom is in our close group of friends, and it all totally rules. A year or two ago there's no way I could have handled all that.
Also this year I'm going to get a big girl job. I had a nice year fucking around and pretending derby is my job, but I'm definitely sick of being poverty-stricken and also just really ready to be back in my field. I still want to be a social worker when I grow up and it's time to get back into it.
There is a lot going right at the moment, and I'm trying to carry that energy into the sucky stuff like my job search, and make 2010 rule.