Wednesday, January 02, 2008

Come the Resolution

Comrades, while the year is all shiny and new, unsullied by disappointments and annoyances, I thought I'd draft my 2008 manifesto, and do so publicly in the interests of transparency and accountability.

Item 1: The Body
  • Enough with the smoking already - it will kill you. Stop it.
  • Exercise and fun are not mutually exclusive. Get on your bike, back in the pool, join a team. Anything. Make sure it is fun.
  • Moderation is not a dirty word.
Item 2: The Mind
  • For your own sanity, try harder to learn to speak German. Sign up for more classes.
  • Write every day.
  • Take photos every day.
  • Read something every day.
  • Get a job. The life of a Hausfrau can be somewhat tedious.
Item 3: The Soul
  • Travel, travel, travel - you live in the middle of Europe, you can go to France to buy cheese if you want - do it.
  • Try 3 new things this year.
  • Make a new friend.
  • Write more letters to Dad.
  • De-lurk.
I'll keep you posted on my progress. Wish me luck.


Charlotte said...

Hi Helen, having just got back from travelling to France for lunch (and finding your lovely comment on my blog), I can certainly second your resolution to travel more. Thanks for de-lurking too - if you nose around my blogroll you will find a host of extremely friendly people who welcome comments.

Looking forward to hearing and reading more!

Julie said...

Some of these kicks-up-the-butt are timely for me, too. I like - therefore I nick.

Helen said...

Julie - please, feel free to nick away.