Tales from Urban Dilettantia


Old Year’s Resolutions

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For the fourth year running, behold my list of retroactive resolutions for 2010!

Refrain from triggering apocalypse.
Acquire chickens.
Become a better photographer.
Run a half-marathon.
Complete a 60km bicycle ride.
Make more genuine friends at work.
Visit Penguin Island.
Visit Rottnest Island.
Become more assertive & confident about my needs, wants & boundaries.
Make time to enjoy gaming again.
Compete in a short-course triathlon.
Do things outdoors. Go camping. Go hiking.  Go snorkeling.  Go fishing. Go geocaching.
Feed a chameleon.
Compete in a 24 hour rogaine race.
Sail a mini-catamaran on the river.
Become a UK citizen.
Learn to celebrate and embrace introversion.
Find a good psychiatrist & work on treatment options.
Survive working on those treatment options.
Go flying in a two-seater plane while said plane does aerobatics.
Begin learning about shibari, in practice & in theory.
Gleefully paint & draw on willing victims.
Complete my Chartered Accountancy qualification.
Cement & grow friendships of intimacy, trust & support.
Get a cleaner once a fortnight & learn to stop feeling guilty about it.
Reconsider my diet to minimise farmed and/or unsustainable meat.
Make more art; sell some of it.
Improve & expand my DIY skills.
Learn to be more comfortable in my own body.
Give away more things.
Be an election enthusiast & electoral education activist.
Nurture, support & engage with my strange little city.
Become a better cook.
Make some fantastic & interesting new friends.
Become less tolerant where tolerance is not warranted, and more where it is.
Learn about negotiating relationships with love, communication & integrity.
Start working on a collaborative short film.
Be more honest.

Spread more love, more of the time.

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