my new year resolutions

Posted by susan on December 31st, 2008. Filed under: everyday adventures.

To me, travel equals the experience of something new and that is why I like it so much. I don’t think one necessarily needs to get on a plane to travel, though I may just be saying that because I don’t get the opportunity to do so as much as I’d like. Either way, I try to see travel, as I have defined it, in everything.

As we are in our last day of 2008, and in hopes that listing them out in a thoughtful way will force me to keep them, I thought I would post some of my New Year resolutions.

You will see that I have mapped out my year in such a way that will make me more open and more apt to come upon new experiences, whether they be new ways to become healthy, the chance to feel like a tourist in my own city or simply the time to stop and appreciate what is already there in front of me.

So here goes…

Short and long term

1. TAKE LUNCH BREAKS, and actually leave the office for them!

2. When leaving the office for lunch, find a new restaurant or cafe to which I have never been, bi-weekly

3. Make it to Yoga every Sunday

4. Explore Boston more often, walk it even, as if I were hosting guests from far away

5. Cook something I have never made before, once a week

6. Acquire a taste for tofu

7. If I don’t have time to respond to an email, don’t even open it because it will only get lost, just wait

8. When I do go to restaurants I’ve been to before, avoid a familiar dish

9. Actually use my wine journal

10. Take Free and Flawed’s advice and get into Guidespot

And here, my destination wish list for 2009

1. Go to a city of Mike‘s choosing (sick of experiencing new things without him, and realizing that I can be a bit of a control freak, I thrown out the idea to Mike that we should plan a trip together in the near future, and it will be where he wants to go – location TBD)

2. Fulfill phase 4 of our girlfriend getaways and hit up Montréal

2. Go to New York City to visit my friend Caitlin

3. Go to DC to visit my friend Brianne

4. Make it to Philly more often – eat more cheese steaks while I am there and also go to NorthThird

5. Go to Chicago – and do my best to budget for BlogHer and the 20SB’s Ultimate Meetup

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