It’s that time of year again. Saying good-bye to one year and hello to another.
Each New Year’s Eve, I sit and reflect on the year that is ending. I like to make a list of all of the bad, disappointing or upsetting things that happened in my life…and the list can get quite long. But I also sit and make a list of the great, exciting, happiness inducing things that happened…and I don’t stop writing until the Good list is longer than the Bad one.
I’m not a fan of classic resolutions: “Lose 10 pounds!” “Fall in love!” “Win the lottery!”
Instead, I’ve taken to making a little list of goals or things to focus on in the year ahead – and to help me stick to it in 2013, I’m sharing with you. After all, a little accountability doesn’t hurt!
1) Deal with the digits
I set this goal in 2012 as well – and I did a really good job. Practice does make perfect when it comes to polish technique, and I’m proud to say that I’ve nearly got mine down pat. Changing up polish colours is a great way to accessorize an outfit, and the only rules I follow are: i) dark/bright colours go on short nails ii) pale/subtle colours go on longer nails and iii) only subtle nail art – keep it classy.
Tree pose, dancer’s pose, crow, bird of paradise…this year I want to get back into my yoga habit. I used to be at the studio 4-7x a week…and it was great! (Except for all of the laundry it created) I’ve got my membership lined up, my wrist injury under control and a big box of detergent. All set to ommmmmmm.
3) Home is where the art is
I’m a self-confessed fashion and art sponge. I love the fine arts, traditional artisanal work, opera, modern dance, ballet, contemporary fashion, historical fashion…ouf. This year, I’m going to try and enjoy the art and culture that’s taking place in my own backyard instead of always thinking about what’s happening elsewhere. Re-discovering the Opera de Montréal, visiting the Musée des Beaux Arts and looking into local design talent are on my to-do list.
Now that I’m finally done my MBA, I’m excited to read for fun again. I can’t really remember what it’s like to read without a highlighter in hand…is it even possible? The hard part is picking one to start with…do I feel like a philosophical piece? One about ‘Le Luxe’? Classic French literature? Sigh.
5) Do the hustle
True, learning to disco dance would be an interesting/entertaining goal for the year…but the hustle I’m referring to is an entrepreneurial one. I’ve always looked at other people and admired that they took action and made their dreams into plans, and plans into reality. Until recently I thought I lacked that bit of DNA – but now I know it’s in there. 2013 is the year I’ll put it to good use – stay tuned!