Resolution Update

By May 7, 2011 resolutions

Four months down, eight to go.

Travel more – Traveled to St. Maarten, February 17-21. Traveled to NJ, April 21-24.
Shop less
Learn to edit videos with Adobe Premiere
Post a video on my blog
Try out a bunch of different gyms in the area using free trials and promos
Get a digital SLR camera (and maybe a tripod) – Purchased a Nikon D3100, January 18. J got me a tripod as a gift, February 14.
Style a 30 for 30 for someone else – Styled about 15 outfits out of 15-20 items for Jodi, January 27.
Volunteer for something
Go ice skating
Go horseback riding
Do something that inspires others (so much so that they tell me about it, so that I have some proof of accomplishing such a thing) – Inspired Grace and Stephen to post their own resolutions, January 2.
Do yoga – Went to hot yoga several times, January. Went to hot yoga a few times, March.
Frame my college degree
Get a massage
Get a facial – Had a facial at Spa on the Boulevard, March 30.
Up my monthly MMA transfer to $175 in January, then increase it to $200 in June – Upped my transfer to $175, January 2.
Refinance my condo
Attend Fashion Week in NYC
Get contacts
Get a note from my doctor, so I can still use my HSA to purchase OTC drugs
See a few good concerts
See a few good plays
Recruit some people for my Backseat Drivers ClubMichelle
Read at least 10 books – Are You There Vodka? It’s Me, Chelsea
Make at least five new friends – Vince
Take some kind of dancing lessons
Visit some more wineries
Stop dropping important electronic devices (like my laptop and phone), and try to be less clumsy in general
Do some freelance writing or proposal consulting (as long as it isn’t a conflict of interest w/work)
Monetize one of my blogs (preferably the other one)
Have my dented beach cruiser fender repaired
Keep my new fig tree alive – New fig tree is thriving in January!
Perfect my own mocha (so I don’t have to pay $3.75 to get them at coffee shops) – Made a perfect mocha with my French press and milk frother, January 6.
Make something I can either wear or hang on my wall – Glittered a pair of shoes, January 13.
Start a business (by my birthday)
Have some crazy ridiculously awesome 30th birthday bash – I had TWO birthday parties! A dinner and a surprise brunch, April 9-10.
Drink more water
Branch out and write about subjects other than just my outfits on The Coastal ChicsterStarted a travel series, January 4. Wrote about organizing my tights, January 13. Hosted a “Beach Week” on my blog, February 16-22.
Enjoy more beach days
Go snowboarding
Go surfing
Get my back to stop hurting – Back seems to be feeling better, January 31.
Feel as healthy as I did in 2006 – Re-joined Weight Watchers, March 28.
Run in a race
Publish something I’ve written somewhere other than my own blogs – A sentence I wrote was quoted in the Wall Street Journal (January 4) and The Economist (January 7)!
Host another clothing swap
Live by myself
Make a new resolution every month:
January: Give up soda for an entire month – ACCOMPLISHED – No soda for the entire month!
February: Find a new roommateACCOMPLISHED – Vince moved in February 5.
March: Donate a cool basket for the Hands to Angels benefit dinner – Donated a Jimmy Buffett-themed picnic basket full of awesome stuff to the benefit dinner, March 12.
April: Go running at least 10 times this month – FAILED – I f-ed up my knee after the second time.
May: Lose 10 pounds

This crazy trip has got me feelin’: mellow
And I’m singin’ along to: Jane Fonda – Mickey Avalon

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