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.

3 comments:

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.