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What New Things Do You Want to Try This Year?

I'm not a huge fan of New Year's resolutions that make you feel like you're a horrible person or that you've done something wrong if you don't follow through. I'm more into resolutions that are positive and inspire you to be a better you rather than "I will stop eating sweets," or "I will try to be more organized." My New Year's resolutions always start out with this: "This year I will try x, y, and z." Here's my list for this year: I will try snowboarding, making a quiche (my friend YumSugar can help me with this one), and I'll learn how to change a flat tire. As you can see, this isn't an outrageous list of impossible goals, but it's a list of things that I think are important to learn and do.

I'm sure you all have goals you want to accomplish in your lifetime. It can feel overwhelming to have a huge list in your mind, so why not make a few small goals each year. Take a minute to think about your list, and then tell me, what three things do you want to try or accomplish by the end of 2008?

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MiyabiNa MiyabiNa 8 years
I've been snowboarding a couple times, but I would like to actually GET GOOD at it this year...so I can take on bigger slopes with my bf (who is getting really good at it)...I asked him to give me some lessons ;)
TidalWave TidalWave 8 years
Improve my baked-good decorating skills!
robins robins 8 years
1. take up spanish classes2. study harder3. have more fun4. find a new job5. go on more dates
robins robins 8 years
1. take up spanish classes 2. study harder 3. have more fun 4. find a new job 5. go on more dates
designergirl designergirl 8 years
Learn how to sew and start taking pilates classes.
rickimc rickimc 8 years
I want to learn how to drive a stick.
Poster-of-a-Girl Poster-of-a-Girl 8 years
1. Volunteer at the Women's Shelter (already got the training!)2. Go to London3. Learn to drive4. Read the Art of War
Poster-of-a-Girl Poster-of-a-Girl 8 years
1. Volunteer at the Women's Shelter (already got the training!) 2. Go to London 3. Learn to drive 4. Read the Art of War
Asia84 Asia84 8 years
1) buy another pair of Louboutin's (hey, I don't have children, so i indulge in myself, and all my bills are paid)2) not blow up during my niece's b-day party (every year I am asked to plan it, and somebody always messes up to motif with a orange table cloth, when the color scheme is pink and turqoise. yes, i know. . .i'm CRAZY!)3) clean out my closet more often (i found a cute pair of gold wedges the other day)4) go to Mexico or Argentina for my birthday in March (last year, i didn't go ANYWHERE, and I usually travel for my b-day)5) to donate my time to a little girl (mentor program).
Asia84 Asia84 8 years
1) buy another pair of Louboutin's (hey, I don't have children, so i indulge in myself, and all my bills are paid) 2) not blow up during my niece's b-day party (every year I am asked to plan it, and somebody always messes up to motif with a orange table cloth, when the color scheme is pink and turqoise. yes, i know. . .i'm CRAZY!) 3) clean out my closet more often (i found a cute pair of gold wedges the other day) 4) go to Mexico or Argentina for my birthday in March (last year, i didn't go ANYWHERE, and I usually travel for my b-day) 5) to donate my time to a little girl (mentor program).
Random2 Random2 8 years
1) Move to Ottawa or Quebec, depending on how things pan out2) Seriously look at going to Japan to teach for a year or so3) REALLY get serious about getting in shape (especially since I'm a maid of honor for a friend in September)4) Learn to make sushi... and whatever else comes to mind over the course of the year.
Random2 Random2 8 years
1) Move to Ottawa or Quebec, depending on how things pan out 2) Seriously look at going to Japan to teach for a year or so 3) REALLY get serious about getting in shape (especially since I'm a maid of honor for a friend in September) 4) Learn to make sushi ... and whatever else comes to mind over the course of the year.
emalove emalove 8 years
Finish up my Master's degree, take the photography class I wanted to take last summer but didn't have time for, pay off some of my bills, try pilates, go on at least two vacations...I could go on and on. Haha.
clareberrys clareberrys 8 years
1) I want to cook more for my boyfriend rather than him cooking for me2) Graduate from college!!!3) Find a job4) Go hiking and camping for a weekend with my boyfriend!
clareberrys clareberrys 8 years
1) I want to cook more for my boyfriend rather than him cooking for me 2) Graduate from college!!! 3) Find a job 4) Go hiking and camping for a weekend with my boyfriend!
tee0206 tee0206 8 years
Run a 5K. I could probably jog one right now, but I'd like to actually run one.
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 8 years
driving stick is fun. that's a good one.
grits grits 8 years
i've had one that i've been meaning to do for a few years, but somehow i never get around to it: learn how to drive a stick! maybe this year will be the year :)
Le-Luxe Le-Luxe 8 years
Mine is to pay off my credit cards. HAVE to. Its a really good idea to learn how to change a tire though- really good skill to have. Maybe I will do another 'realistic' list. lol
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 8 years
lol at trying E & shroomsmine is to plan a *small* 4 hour wedding....1hr for the ceremony, 1 hour for pics and shit, 2 for our family and peeps to mingle...and we're OUT! no DJ or dancefloor, just small fingerfood and drinks that they can purchase on their own. try to keep it at 70 people...uy....
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 8 years
lol at trying E & shrooms mine is to plan a *small* 4 hour wedding....1hr for the ceremony, 1 hour for pics and shit, 2 for our family and peeps to mingle...and we're OUT! no DJ or dancefloor, just small fingerfood and drinks that they can purchase on their own. try to keep it at 70 people...uy....
candy-apple candy-apple 8 years
In 2008 I'd like to:1) get my GPA over 4.02) get my writing published again(I've been on a 2 year hiatus)3) go to Cuba4) try E and/or mushrooms (I've been meaning to in a while)5) stop crying for my ex and move on
candy-apple candy-apple 8 years
In 2008 I'd like to: 1) get my GPA over 4.0 2) get my writing published again(I've been on a 2 year hiatus) 3) go to Cuba 4) try E and/or mushrooms (I've been meaning to in a while) 5) stop crying for my ex and move on
gigill gigill 8 years
1) Try salsa dancing (going next week!)2) Learn to make a curry (have a recipe lined up to do it)3) Get my hair cut (this is more of a "to-do" than a resolution, but I moved and need to find a new hairstylist. It's scary so I keep putting it off!)4) Do some freelance work (planning to touch up my CV this weekend, have contact e-mails already all lined up!)5) Book a trip to Ireland (holiday time is approved, now I'm just waiting for my credit card payment to go through so there's enough room to do it)I'm feeling pretty good about my list already! Good luck everyone. :)
gigill gigill 8 years
1) Try salsa dancing (going next week!) 2) Learn to make a curry (have a recipe lined up to do it) 3) Get my hair cut (this is more of a "to-do" than a resolution, but I moved and need to find a new hairstylist. It's scary so I keep putting it off!) 4) Do some freelance work (planning to touch up my CV this weekend, have contact e-mails already all lined up!) 5) Book a trip to Ireland (holiday time is approved, now I'm just waiting for my credit card payment to go through so there's enough room to do it) I'm feeling pretty good about my list already! Good luck everyone. :)
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