Tuesday, January 5, 2010

ten in twenty-ten

Listen in as I give myself strict instructions for the rest of the year...

01 - read: at least two books a month. that's it.

02 - learn: figure out how to speak spanish and practice speaking it.

03 - make: create something with your own two hands. try new things. do it often. then show it to someone.

04 - travel: go somewhere new. see something you haven't seen before. most importantly, try the food there. even if it's seafood...just a little won't kill you.

05 - photograph: please make more of an effort to take your camera with you. you have several to choose from so just use them already.

06 - practice: remember when you were really good at playing the violin? now remember how you took about ten years off? try to get good again then send dad a recording like you said you would.

07 - patience: try to be pleasant for a change.

08 - live: get off the computer and go outside already. you've got a beach handy - try using it a bit more frequently. while you're feeling froggy, call a friend to meet you there once in awhile.

09 - explore: try to see a new part of the island. won't you feel bad when the time comes to move if you haven't seen/done everything there is?

10 - leap: if you can only manage to stick to one resolution, make it jumping off the cliffs at maunawili falls.

14 comments:

A said...

Sounds to me like these are things you are already doing, except for the seafood.

leah said...

love. this. list. love. and quite infatuated with it. 10 in 2010. i like. lots. borrowing is flattery, right? perhaps i will borrow. and give credit, of course. but first, i must hunker down and get warm. this, this is first and foremost.

Nikolai said...

Lies Lies all Lies.

Caroline said...

Oh, I'll do it. You'll see!

Andrea said...

Caroline, I share your enthusiasm for the New Year! I'm vowing to make 2010 a great success :)

But, I don't believe for a minute that you could ever be froggy or impatient! I also think you should definitely pick up that violin again. How lovely that you play!

Missa said...

Wonderful list, may you accomplish them all this year! Hopefully I'll accomplish a few too ;)

Cute photo!

Milla said...

Yes! Also: Go to the beach and think of me. It's probably raining icicles on my beach.

Grace said...

5...then send another recording to my dad and tell him it is Alicia playing for our tea party!

jimena said...

I´m saying those things too. I'm from Argentina and I'm trying to learn english.

If you want to visit my blog...
motherofone-jimena

Julie said...

I would like photo documentation of the leap-in return for my yodeling song of course.

DON'T SWEAT IT said...

I think I need to the very same thing for myself. Lovely list!

Danielle said...

tu puedes hablame en espanol, si querias. podemos ser pen pals! en espanol!


also: i wrongly gave that camera ot my friend heather, who, love her to death, isn't so punctual about certain things....so, i need to get on her ass about sending it back to you. is your address still the same as on the bag it was sent in?

Caroline said...

Grace - consider it done!

Julie - You may also consider it done!

Danielle - Okay, I'm not so good yet, but if you're suggesting we could be pen pals when I learn to speak Spanish then you too must consider it done! Also, my address is the same.

bill said...

Still waiting on number 6

Don't forget number 10. Just be sure the water is deep enough.

Love ya dad