Monday, December 20, 2010

Bucket List for 2011

"An optimist stays up until midnight to see the new year in.  A pessimist stays up to make sure the old year leaves."  ~Bill Vaughan

 Let me be honest here. I'm actually happy for this year to go by. Not so much bad stuff happened like 2009. 2009 I couldn't wait for that year to be done and over with. From health issues with myself and my family, being jobless to working part time at one of the most trying retail jobs I have ever had to work, and to losing myself in most negative aspects. Good riddance to 2009!

This past year, 2010, was actually not too bad. Don't get me wrong, I still had my moments of sadness. With the loss of my Grandmother, Becca's good friend Rodney, and other people.....I just wish I really had one more chance to talk for a minute to let them know how much they made an impact in my life and will cherish every memory I have.

I started this year weighing in at 172 pounds. I know that I still have 11 days left of the year, but I don't see myself gaining or losing weight at this point. As of this morning I am currently at 152 pounds. That's 20 pounds! Of course on the first day of the New Year I will start tracking it again. For now, I will rejoice and be happy that I actually accomplished something this past year. It took lots of hard work and some major overhauling in life changes, but I did actually accomplish something this year that I can actually claim as mine. I put my mind to something and I accomplished it. Woohoo!

I decided to not call this list a New Year's Resolution, but more of a Bucket List. It's a really long list and I don't expect myself to complete this all in the year, but I want to at least say that I accomplished or started something from this list and can still carry it over to the following year.

Bucket List for 2011

- really put myself on a financial budget and rebuild credit history
- cut hair (remember the broken comb and almost scalping from the bed frame) and learn how to style it
- get website/blog Artistic Avenger started up
- focus on artistic endeavors
- get a tattoo (at least one)
- learn to be a better friend as well as a girlfriend to Vince (cuz he deserves that much from me)
- get a passport and travel out of the country
-do more traveling in general
-focus on losing more weight and staying healthy
- run a marathon
- learn how to use the juicer and stick with it
-overhaul in bedroom (almost there!!! sort of...)
- learn how to knit
- learn how to dance
- learn how to sing again
- take more pictures of family (both mom and dad's sides of the family)
- take more pictures of friends
- take more pictures of strangers
- take another photography class
- picture journaling!
-recognize the amazing people around you and be thankful- continue to write letters often
- pick a day to reflect on the week and write it down or take a picture of how the week made you feel
- stop and breathe once in awhile
- learn to let things go physically and emotionally
- always find a reason to smile

At the end of the year I will look upon this list and figure out what I did right, what I did wrong, what I did to fix things to make it happen, and what I have to look forward to for next year.

So here's to a New Year everyone! Can't wait to see you all there :)

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