I had a list of stuff that I really wanted to do for 2010 and I have to say – I managed to achieve most of them. I didn’t expect to take a Norwegian course, but I managed to do that. For some reason I find it very difficult to motivate myself to learn that language because I love my daily routines – a little too much. So going for a language lesson after work is just not something I enjoy – but I managed to grit my teeth and finish another course. I start a new course in February and hopefully another one later. I’m hoping to get 3 courses done in 2011 instead of just 1. Each course I complete takes me one step closer to applying for Permanent Residency in Norway. Wish me luck!
I’ve been a bit more active with the gym – that was another goal of mine. Of course the travels to Berlin, Malaysia, Venice, Bergen, Amsterdam, and San Francisco, was more than I could ask for. For that, I am grateful.
I also started this blog in 2010 – because I figured I could use a change and WordPress has a way of making blogs look very professional with its clean and clutter free design.
So, what about 2011? Here are my resolutions:
- Make friends
- Learn more Norwegian (at least get to Level 2a)
- Travel – I have Trondheim/Berlin/Malaysia/Indonesia/India in the works . If by any chance I get to add in a trip to Barcelona or Lisbon or Paris or New York or San Francisco again – I’d be thrilled Yes, I’m a little bit greedy, I admit. I just love travel.
- Read more – I am a bit embarrassed to say this but since I got a Kindle, I read less. I have not come across a single book that has kept me engrossed. It’s so unlike me to not be engrossed in a book. I hope to find some interesting books that will fuel my interest for reading.
- Go to gym three times a week – this is a tricky one because I usually manage for up to two weeks in a row, then something happens or I have to travel somewhere and the gym routine flies out the window. Have to persevere for this one.
- Eat healthy – portion control is tough. Portion control in -18 C is even more tough. I have to keep at it, someway, somehow.
- Save – I need to be a little bit more aware of my finances. This is an area where I can always improve.
- Make time to do nothing – I’m quite bad at resting, my mind is constantly working, switching from one task to another. I need to learn how to rest and just….be.
So, what are your New Year’s resolutions? Or do you not believe in making resolutions?