Saturday, January 1, 2011

Welcome 2011

Hello all.

I have a haiku
It is very much for you
You think of one too!

Now technically, according to wikipedia that is, a haiku in English includes the use of a season word, i.e. fall, winter April etc...but I'm a reckless rule breaker. You know me. Haha.

So today is the first day of the 2011. Welcome all to a brand-spankin new year. What are your resolutions? I have five. One for each aspect of myself, naturally.

Physically: Run a 10K
Emotionally: Go out to coffee with a friend 2x a month
Socially: Have more patience with my mom
Spiritually: Write in prayer journal 3-4x per week
Mentally: Read 3 classic novels throughout the year

Since the hotel where I work has been closed due to fire and flood (yes you heard me, flood), I have had a lot of extra time on my hands to sit around and do nothing. I've read some Harry Potter, I've watched some Friends episodes, but tonight has been most fun of all. I compiled a "List o' Fun" for the new year! Here is what it entails:

Visit every coffee shop in GR
http://www.coffeehouse.com/store/coffeehouse_directory_results.asp?city=Grand+Rapids&state=MI&radius=0&page=1

Reread all of Harry Potter

Watch the entire series of Friends

Go camping/backpacking

Go to the zoo

Go on a picnic

Go bowling

Write a poem

Make a photo collage

Color in a coloring book

Watch a foreign film

Write a letter using cut-up magazine letters and deliver it

Compile a list of 100 random things about myself

Memorize a favorite poem

Host a tea party

Decoupage something (furniture, piece of paper, lunch box, glass jar for candle, plate, fork, etc…)

So there you have it; that is my working list of fun stuff to do in the next year. If you have any suggestions or additions to the list, please feel free to add them as a comment on this post, or contact me! I'd love to have more fun ideas! But yeah, I'm really looking forward to this new year. There is much in store for me, I can feel it. I'm hoping to visit Ben and Kristen this spring break in Tacoma, I have a minimum of 4 weddings this summer/fall to attend, one of which is Ben's and another of which is my housemate's. I am going to be starting my social work internship during the summer semester. Hopefully that goes well. I turn 23 in a few weeks! Crazy. What else what else...I don't know but I'm certain that there will be more. There always is. :)

So Christmas was fantastic, Ben and Kristen got to be with us. It was great to spend time with them and start with the wedding planning. New Year's Eve was amusing. I worked until 10pm and then went to a house party for a bit and rang in the new year at a dance party at Sazerac in GR. And now here I am. Eagerly awaiting the clock to strike 11pm when I get off of work, and eagerly awaiting to see what God has in store for me this next year. I can hardly contain my excitement!

I hope this new year finds you all well. I pray that God is with each and every one of you. Blessings to you my friends. love to all.