Rants, Raves, and Rhetoric v4

New Year’s Resolutions 2010

My resolutions for 2009 involved reading good stuff and being more social. More or less they were successful. I read fulfilled the reading goal by October. To fulfill the social goal, I attended most of the BrunchBunch, Athens Flickr Meetups, Athens Strobist Meetups, and even lunches with coworkers. These were by and large successful.

So, in thinking about 2010, my intentions for this year are:

  1. Read 12,000 pages. Unlike last year, I am not going to restrict the type of content except to say it must be in a book. Magazines, blogs, and news do not count. If they did, then I’d make the goal in a couple months.
  2. Learn to cook 20 new dishes. Considering I don’t cook, this is by far the most ambitious resolution. I’ll need to buy a cookbook.
  3. Participate in Project 365. (tips to get started) I considered 365 Days, but I don’t think I am up to daily self portraits. This is a Flickr group where people post daily submissions for every day of the year. I’ve previously failed this one, but I made it to 99 photos. Will be interesting with just an SLR and a bad phone camera.
  4. Have fun now not later. I haven’t visited the local state parks or much in Atlanta or even taken a personal trip. I keep procrastinating expecting it to be better later, making me an exemplar of Procrastination of Enjoyable Experiences. (Also Carpe Diem? Maybe Tomorrow in NYT)

There lots of other things in the back of my mind for things I ought to accomplish this year.

  • I only went out on one date for all of 2009, which is actually more than 2007 and 2008 combined. Assuming I don’t chicken out, I may equal that in January 2010?
  • I need to cull the blog list down from 403 subscriptions to around 200.
  • No flying at all for 2009? The furthest I drove was to Panama City, FL? Obviously I should travel more.






8 responses to “New Year’s Resolutions 2010”

  1. sweat Avatar

    Thats a Great new years Resolution and i wish you the best of luck!
    mine is to stop stressing as much and go with the flow more, especially since i’m in an exam year. but i have a great life at the moment, great friends, great boyfriend

  2. abby Avatar

    If anything, #4 is what I most resolve this year, let nothing stop the need for fun now. Life is for the living.
    #2 could easily go hand in hand with #3, yes? Either way I look forward to seeing the good work on flickr 🙂

  3. Ez Avatar

    @Abby: Sure, my picture a day could include the food. I have in the past taken pictures of my food preparation results. The next post has picture number 4.

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