Monday, January 01, 2007

My word of the year: Adventure

This year, I am going to live a more adventurous life. I don't expect to go cliff diving every weekend or anything. But I need to take more risks.

I also need to learn some new things. I need to become a more well-rounded individual.

10 things I am going to do this year:
1. Visit 10 cities that I have never been to before
2. Go bungee jumping
3. Not be so afraid to say "no" to people
4. Not be afraid to try new foods
5. Join a gym or some kind of fitness something
6. Be happy with my weight
7. Learn to cook at least 1 dinner meal perfectly
8. Say "Thank you" when a compliment is received
9. Take a long walk at least once a week
10. Wear heels at least once a month.

I don't expect myself to excel at everything this year. But I do expect myself to not be so afraid of life. I am tired of being afraid. I don't want to live my life that way anymore.

Anyone else want to venture their list of things to do this year? This is not a New Year's Resolution. I don't believe in those. They don't work. I feel like this is just a list of goals that I want to achieve, so will therefore be easier to stick to.


Anonymous said...

10 things I am going to do this year (thanks to the Fanatic for several of them):

1. Be better at showing people I care about them and telling them I love them
2. Do/see something new once a week (whether it is a new art project or a new route to walk or a new food)
3. Have confidence in my own style
4. Wear heels and bright red lipstick at least once a month
5. Visit friends (attention apt. 6 members) across the country
6. Visit the High, the Aquarium, and the Zoo
7. Make school my day job, not my world
8. Read one book for fun per month
9. Go to two concerts per month
10. Not be afraid to talk to new people or old friends

Basically: Find a Better Balance


Anonymous said...

1. Ride my bike to work and other places.
2. Go to one concert a month
3. Focus on studying and reading.
4. Throw stuff away and have a more minimalist lifestyle.
5. Take more day trips and lots longer than a day trips. ;)
6. Run around outside more often and learn to Heely really well.
7. Learn to make an omelette.
8. Spend more time with my family.
9. Relax and stop worrying about things beyond my control.
10. Eat more chocolate.

and maybe eat more carrots too.

Anonymous said...

Hmm..I'll try.
1. Stop thinking so much.
2. Stop being so self-critical.
3. Learn to make a decision, and move on.
4. Stop worrying about things that I can't control.
5. Go skydiving.
6. Stop letting fear rule my life.
7. Be more willing to meet new people.
8. Eat healthier, keep exercising, and stop hating my body.
9. Stop comparing myself to everyone else.
10. Become a better communicator with people I care about, and stop bottling stuff up.