Monday, December 26, 2011

11 for 2011

If you've been with me on this here blog for a while, you know I LOVE lists. I'm currently in the process of doing 23 things before I turn 23-- but before that, I made a list of 11 new things I'd like to do in 2011 (and even before that, 10 things in 2010) Now that the year is ending, I thought I'd take a look at my list and see how far I've gotten this year!

1. Rock Climb.
BAM! Done and done. I went rock climbing a few times with friends at the awesome rec center at my undergrad university. I learned that my upper body strength, uh, leaves a bit to be desired, but otherwise it. was. awesome.

2. Have a conversation in Portugese.
Check! I loved my Portuguese-for-Spanish-speakers class and had to have multiple conversation in Portuguese this year. Next stop: finding a speaking buddy to help me practice here in Milwaukee!

3. Graduate from College.
Check! Four years on the dot. It was awesome and exhausting and to celebrate, I decided to get my Masters degree. Sigh. Will I ever learn?

4. Travel.
Fail. I wish I would have traveled more this year, but with everything that was going on this year, it simply didn't happen. Luckily, I have some blogger-friend-related travel plans for this coming year-- stay tuned :)

5. Take a dance class (preferably latin dance, but really, any class will do!)
Sorta fail. I did go to a few for-fun latin dance classes with friends, but never anything structured. Goes back on the list!

6. Re-learn how to play piano or teach myself how to play the guitar.
EPIC fail. I would use the excuse that I didn't have access to a piano or a guitar for most of the year, but that's lame. 

7. Keep a separate journal, writing one line per day for 365 days.
I started this, and petered out somewhere around March. Unfortunately, I don't have much of an excuse for this one either-- I still am a consistent journaler, just not every night.

8. Try a Bikram (hot yoga) class.
Done. It was hot. I prefer nice, yummy, hatha or kundalini

9. Write my own poetry.
I dabbled in this a little-- I'm going to make it an ongoing goal :) 

10. Go completely vegan for a week.
Done! I liked it, but like every strict diet rule that I try, I find I am much happier as an everythingtarian instead. 
11. Trust my gut.
Okay, this isn't one I can just check off-- but I'm going to give myself a pat on the back for this one this year. More than ever before, this year has been about trusting my gut, listening to my intuition, and following my heart. Cheesy-- maybe. But it has been a great year :)


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