Things I’d like to do before the year’s end

imagesOctober 23, 2013 –New Year’s resolutions usually don’t work for me because there is no pressure to make an immediate commitment. Cramming it all in to the last two months of the year, however, better suits me because stress improves my odds for success. Therefore, here is a list of things I’d like to accomplish before midnight on December 31, 2013:

  1. Get through 2001: A Space Odyssey without falling asleep. It might be impossible.
  2. Paint another picture at “Painting with a Twist”. I loved it so much the first time.
  3. Attend the writer’s workshop at the Northeast Philadelphia Library. Saturday morning. I swear.
  4. Figure out exactly how many states I’ve visited. I think it’s 45 of the 50, but I want to be sure.
  5. Write a message in a bottle and throw it out to sea. Just because.
  6. Donate blood. I have a crazy fear about this.
  7. Learn how to take a photo with my new camera outside of auto mode. Holidays are a perfect time to experiment.
  8. Take more risks at work. I can do it!
  9. Try sushi. I’m scared.
  10. Decide on whether to get my Master’s Degree or not. Is it worth it?
  11. Bake a good cheesecake and serve it to my family at Christmas. Last one was too dry.
  12. Send out holiday cards this year. I’ve been lax.
  13. Update my website. It’s been over a year and that’s not good.
  14. Better manage my finances. Yea, right…
  15. Find my iPod. It has to be in the house somewhere.
  16. Get past level 39 on Candy Crush. I have been stuck for over a week!
  17. Win a huge jackpot at the casino. Our traditional visit with family between Christmas and New Year is almost here, so I can get it in under the wire.
  18. Finish a huge editing project. I don’t want to but…
  19. Turn another year older in December. Don’t have a choice, do I?
  20. Be nicer to someone. You know who you are.
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4 thoughts on “Things I’d like to do before the year’s end

  1. You can do it, Jane! BTW, I’ve been stuck on a Candy Crush level for more than a week several times. I’m on level 109 and I believe I will never get off it. And I’ll be looking for the Christmas card in the mail……

  2. I had to laugh when I read #1… Yesterday I told someone that I fall asleep every time I watch 2001: A Space Odyssey. Also, #14 and # 17 might be in direct conflict with each other..just sayin.
    I enjoyed reading your list and I like your idea of having a deadline for resolutions. Maybe that would work for me.

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