Resolutions aren’t finished, or at least that is how it has been for me in past years and for most people in general according to the statistics. They are goals/good intentions, but most resolutions never have the box checked or move to the done column on the iPhone.
I like the word HOPE better, so that is my word of choice in goal setting for 2012.
My determined hopes of 2012 are:
1. Buy local
We have options, lots of options in the area in which we live. We are fortunate to have local, independent stores for almost every need. BUY LOCAL! And when buying local, try to buy items made in the USA.
2. Cook seasonally
We usually make one trip to the grocery store per week or every two weeks. Our hope is to add the Farmer’s Market to our weekly agenda and create a menu based off of what it is in season. This isn’t going to work every week, but we’re going to give it a try and hope it will become part of our routine. It would provide a challenge in cooking and also fit with our food philosophy (we’ve never discussed what that is exactly, but I feel like we would agree on it if we did).
3. Have new experiences
Visit new places. Look at places I’ve been differently. View my city and communities through the eye of a tourist for a day.
4. Get fit
Feel better about my health, have more energy, complete a race, just move in general.
5. Cook, bake, sauté, grill, and just in general create with food.
YUM in collaboration with hope #1, #2, #3, #4, and #6. (There may be some contradiction between the pic below and hope #4).
6. Enjoy our home and adding “our touch” to the inside. In other words, changing these beautiful chairs circa 1975 into something that I don’t want to cover up with a brown paper bag.
Enjoy 2012 with my husband and family. Be present. Be thankful.
Update: Andrew would call this your being indecisive. 7. Plant a tea olive tree in the backyard. 8. Establish a Christmas tradition (for our family of 2) that is all our own–meaning that neither of our families currently/or ever have had the tradition.