hey you, 2012
Let’s do this!
Unlike MANY, it seems, I don’t get the “THIS WHOLE YEAR SUCKED” thing. I always have a handful of Facebook friends who say they’re happy to see the year go. I just don’t get that you can hate an entire YEAR. A whole entire year can’t be horrible.
2011 had its ups and downs for us like all years do. My Aunt Barb died in February and that was very hard for our family. But then my beautiful Juniper was born in March and that was joyous. Did you see the Lion King? That movie really nailed it with that circle of life shit.
Though I generally dislike winter and the months of January and February, I do love the New Year and all that it represents. Fresh starts, new leaves to turn over, making plans you have no real intention of actually seeing through.
What’s on deck for 2012? The end of days? You think?
I’m hoping for some of the following:
1.0) try 100 beers (now that I’m a beer drinker, I must brush up. I don’t even know the difference between a lager and an ale).
2.0) Travel somewhere new. 2011 didn’t allow this because of my sister’s wedding…almost all of our travels were related to the wedding. How about New Orleans? I’ve never been.
3.0) Get some plans in the works to take Zoe and Junie to Europe before Zoe is in elementary school.
4.0.) Be 100% vegan 90% of the time. Percentages are funny, but maybe a bit more realistic.
5.0) Do some cool stuff with my kids. Zoe has 1.5 years left before she starts Kindy and I want to pack some cool stuff in. Let’s find a fucking elephant to ride!
6.0.) Read two books a month. Not one. or 1/2.
What are some of your resolutions? Plans? Anti-plans? I’d love to know what everyone else has up their sleeves.