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Top Five: Dreams for 2009

These are kinda like resolutions, but they can be anything, even things that you’re not sure have a chance of happening this year.  Let’s dream BIG!!!

For me and my family:

  1. Move to a bigger, nicer house (I’m not being greedy… there are 6 of us squished into this tiny moldy dwelling, which I’m certainly grateful for but wouldn’t cry if we could have enough room to breathe) … maybe even buy a house.  (You see how crazy I’m getting?)
  2. Visit my family in California and Oregon, or have them come visit  me (haven’t seen anyone in my family since we left the West Coast in March of 2007)
  3. Finish my translation project
  4. (…Okay, since we’re dreaming big…) Sell my translation project
  5. Find a way to make some money with the languages I went to college to master and still owe money for… I realize that I would have a better chance at making this work if I had some concrete plans, but I am sick of the same old plans that didn’t work last year… tutoring, classes, interpreting… I guess my dream is that I will have the inspiration and drive to make it happen.

What are your dreams for 2009?

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New Year’s Resolutions

I used to believe in these to the point of making a long list.  I used to try to use the freshness of the new year to change my life in enormous ways.  

 There are still a few things I would like to do differently, some goals I would like to add to my list, but I realized a few years ago that I really, truly am pedaling as fast as I can.  I can honestly say that, on a daily basis, though I  make mistakes, end up neglecting some tasks, don’t do everything as well or as completely as they deserve to be done, I am doing the best I can, doing all that I have the energy and sanity to do.   

Therefore my resolution has been to acknowledge this fact, give myself credit, and keep on trucking.  Continue the quest to improve, the impossible goal of perfection, but be nice to myself about it.  Never settle into complacency, never cease to include constructive criticism in my self-analysis, but take the positive observations just as seriously.      

May I finally succeed. 

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