Welcome 2009! This is a year to shine. I am so psyched that it has arrived.
I have some great plans and a giant list of goals. I like setting goals because it is like having a map. There are plenty of different routes that take you all sorts of places but having the big picture perspective is valuable in guiding your navigation. And as always, you are never limited to the scale of the map. I didn’t list goals for 2008 and I felt a little lost throughout an already very unpredicatble year. It left me feeling a bit like I hadn’t maximized every opportunity. 2009 will be lived to its fullest!
A snapshot of my goals this year include:
- Starting a Book Club.
- Switching the Dirty Dozen* over to organic or pesticide-free alternatives.
- Planning a trip to Greece.
- Planting a garden in Summer 2009.
- Cutting my expenses by 25%.
- Becoming a “Big Sister”.
- Drumming up business in Toronto.
- Creating a photo collage art project.
*The Dirty Dozen are the 12 fruits and vegetables with the highest pesticide loads. They are: Apples, Cherries, Grapes, Nectarines, Peaches, Pears, Raspberries, Strawberries, Bell Peppers, Potatoes, Celery and Spinach.
New Year’s Recap: We had a pretty quiet New Year’s Eve. I went to a hot yoga class earlier in the day and made a lovely dinner later on. We watched Wall-E which is an adorable love story. And then I was unconscious by 10:30pm. Mike had to wake me up for the countdown. It turns out that my sleepiness was merely a symptom of sickness. New Year’s Day was slow and steady. Mike and I took a nice long walk along Queen Street West and stopped in at Mitzi’s Sister for brunch. I capped off my New Year’s Day by finishing The Art of Possibility.
Back to Today: I’m sick as a dog today but trying not to let that get me down. I want to get back into the swing of things including the pile of work left to do. So that along with a bath and lots of tea are on the agenda. Other than that, I am borrowing from Emily Dickinson to guide my day.
I dwell in Possibility –
A fairer House than Prose –
More numerous of Windows –
Superior – for Doors –
Of Chambers as the Cedars –
Impregnable of Eye –
And for an Everlasting Roof –
The Gambrels of the Sky –
Of Visitors – the fairest –
For Occupation – This –
The spreading wide my narrow Hands –
To gather Paradise –