Yehp this is it! FORMALIZING my 2015 Resolution and putting it on the world-wide-web so there are no take backsies and regrets.
(During a family/business trip to Angeles I stopped by National Bookstore and finally got myself a planner-- first order of business and writing this list down!)
So what are my plans for 2015? What crazy-hairbrained idea(s) have I decided to do to make this year an extra special one?
So here goes:
I, Isabel , do solemnly swear to try to achieve to the best of my capabilities the following resolutions I have enumerated herein which shall include, but not be limited to, the ff:
1. LEARN HOW TO DIGITIZE CALLIGRAPHY
The next step to my "Artistic" journey is digitizing. Prior to the christmas break I have laid the groundworks by installing Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator on my mac (Thanks Carlo and Mark!). Two application that are extremely foreign to me and hard to use! But for 2015 I resolve to conquer the confusion and weild these powerful tools to better my calligraphy!!
2. LOSE WEIGHT
Looking back at past family christmas photos, I have become increasingly depressed that my form has transformed to a "fuller" figure. I therefore promise to bring back the discipline of running in to my life to achieve at least a 20kg loss.
3. RUN A 10KM RACE
When Martin was in the states for studies, Ihad promised myself to run one 10km race a month. And suprsingly, without much effort, I was able to achieve this! Nowadays running 10km is a very tiring affair. At the same time, my running buddy Boston has also gained significant weight. So, to keep the pounds at bay for BOTH of us, we will run a 10km race this year.
4. START EXPERIMENTING IN THE KITCHEN
A few years back, our Christmas gifts were home-made cookie butter. In the pretense that I would sell the product after they tasted it over the holidays. The stress of making jar upon jar dissuaded me from the idea, but now looking at all the goodies we ate during the holidays it doesnt seem like a bad idea to be proficient in the kitchen. So I vow to learn how to cook better by making/cooking/creating one poultry/beef/fish dish a month that is totally new!
5. BE RELIGIOUS WITH THIS BLOG
I started this blog to initially get on the bandwagon of everyone baring their thoughts to Mr. Internet. (And also because I had become bored with Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter) So far I think I've done a good job of updating this site. This time though I want to vary the content. I notice that it's all about Calligraphy, when my life is so much more than that. I want to make this website become a true representation of all facets of my life--not just my struggle with learning how to control a nib and pen.
6. BE MORE RELIGIOUS
Moving to Legazpi has made me grow in many aspects, but has also make me regress in some. Particularly in my spiritual journey. Back in Manila I belonged to a religious community-- one that I no longer have in my present residence. Additionally, the language barrier has made it difficult for me to really commune with God. Although I can speak and understand Bicol, the dialect they use in mass is a different kind of Bicol with words that even Martin cannot comprehend-- making mass and prayers very hard to do. So for christmas I bought myself a Gabay reflection book to really focus on daily bible readings and medidation.
(adding No 7 & 8 today)
7. SAVE MORE MONEY
I will try to make a conscious effort of raising my savings level to the 6 digits. Savings to me means UNTOUCHABLE -- money I will not and cannot touch unless I am in desperate need of it. To do this I will save 20% of my monthly salary in a separate account that will also accrue interest.
8. START A GARDEN
Unconsciously I have begun training my green thumb by saving the ends off the leaks and spring onions I used to make tinapa rice. These ends have slowly thrived and are not healthy looking shrubs on my fence. Coming off this success I shall make 2015 the GREEN year of growing my garden to include other herbs. Hopefully they will survive long enough to be used in the kitchen.
So here are my 8 Resolutions for 2015. What do you think? Are they "SMART" resolutions? Simple, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic with a Time table??
I will update you-- perhaps QUARTERLY? haha
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